Photos: Shipping Room, Tom Drives Our New Forklift

Not too many new photos today — we were busy unpacking.

TOM BIHN Seattle Factory moving... to Seattle
A Medium Cafe Bag in Conifer stocked in our new shipping room.

TOM BIHN Seattle Factory moving... to Seattle
Tom sets off to move some stuff with our new forklift.

Photos: We’re all moved in. Now we begin unpacking.

More photos tomorrow as we unpack…

TOM BIHN Seattle Factory moving... to Seattle

TOM BIHN Seattle Factory moving... to Seattle

TOM BIHN Seattle Factory moving... to Seattle

TOM BIHN Seattle Factory moving... to Seattle

TOM BIHN Seattle Factory moving... to Seattle

TOM BIHN Seattle Factory moving... to Seattle

TOM BIHN Seattle Factory moving... to Seattle

TOM BIHN Seattle Factory moving... to Seattle

TOM BIHN Seattle Factory moving... to Seattle

TOM BIHN Seattle Factory moving... to Seattle

TOM BIHN Seattle Factory moving... to Seattle

The move is going well — more photos later today.

We think everything will be moved in to our new Seattle location by this evening. Stay tuned for more photos.

TOM BIHN Seattle Factory moving... to Seattle

Tom and Mark of Bowie Electric go over plans for powering the machines.

Photos: Our move to a new location is underway

We’re moving as I type this — and we won’t be done until late tomorrow. Then the unpacking and setting up really begins. Thanks to everyone involved, the move is going really well. We’ll share more photos over the weekend.

TOM BIHN Seattle Factory moving... to Seattle

Tom surveying the new Seattle factory location — the first sewing machines have just been moved in.

TOM BIHN Seattle Factory moving... to Seattle

Robb Joyce of A.R. Joyce Remodel, INC., our contractor, adding a vent.

TOM BIHN Seattle Factory moving... to Seattle

Bernie of Bowie Electric adding lighting above the sewing machine area.

TOM BIHN Seattle Factory moving... to Seattle

Hansen Brothers Moving boxes.

TOM BIHN Seattle Factory moving... to Seattle

The first rolls of fabric to arrive. Our new fabric rack system is going to be pretty cool — we can’t wait to show you.

TOM BIHN Seattle Factory moving... to Seattle
The first sewing machines to arrive at our new location.

TOM BIHN Seattle Factory moving... to Seattle
Robb with his Boston Terrier Darby.

Reminder: We’re closed tomorrow (Friday, 01/21) while we move

TOM BIHN Customer Service and Shipping will be closed tomorrow — Friday, January 21st — while we move to our new factory and company headquarters location in the Gerogetown district of Seattle. All orders received Friday will be shipped on Monday, January 24th.

Keep checking back: we’ll be posting photos of the moving process all weekend on this blog as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

TOM BIHN Seattle Factory moving... to Seattle

Bowie Electric installs wiring for the Q&A station in our new location.

Alaska TravelGram Video: TOM BIHN Factory Tour

TOM BIHN Video by Alaska TravelGram

TOM BIHN Video by Alaska TravelGram

Watch the video at Alaska TravelGram.

Tune into Tuesday TravelGram Today at 3pm PST

TOM BIHN Seattle Factory moving... to Seattle

Above: Scott McMurren, Tom Bihn, and Nadra Angerman in our new Seattle factory and company headquarters.

Scott McMurren (Alaska TravelGram, Alaska TourSaver & Seattle TourSaver) and Nadra Angerman (Enthrall Marketing & Seattle TravelGram) visited our current Seattle headquarters and our new location (which we’re moving into this weekend) for a video tour and interview with Tom. They’ll be talking about our company on today’s Tuesday TravelGram. If you’re in Anchorage, Alaska, tune into FOX NEWS TALK KOAN-AM 1020. Everywhere else: Stream it Live (3:00-4:00pm PST) from Seattleā€™s Hotel 1000.

We’re moving our factory.

TOM BIHN Seattle Factory moving... to Seattle
We’re moving our factory this week. Overseas? No way! We’re moving to a larger location just two miles south of where we’ve been in Seattle. It’s brighter, has better parking for both our staff and visitors, and our new Factory Showroom/Retail Store will be twice the size of our previous store. The extra space means we can fit more sewing machines and fabric (more custom colors coming soon) and hire more staff for our factory (less backordered items . . at least for a while.)

We’re excited about our move and can’t wait to invite all of you to visit our new space. Moving our entire operation is complicated: Shipping and Customer Service will be closed on Friday, January 21st and we will spend the weekend moving and setting up. All orders received after 12:30pm on Thursday, January 20th will be shipped on Monday, January 24th when we reopen. The new Seattle Factory Showroom/Retail Store will open later in February or March.

Expect photos early next week of our new factory space.

Introducing Ultraviolet Dyneema/nylon fabric

TOM BIHN New Dyneema/nylon rip-stop fabric in Ultraviolet

We’re excited to share with you a new color of our custom-produced Japanese Dyneema/nylon ultra-light rip-stop fabric. Ultraviolet — a purple that is saturated but not dark, with an equal mix of red and blue– is available for pre-order now in the Shop Bag, Yarn Stuff Sacks, and Dyneema/nylon Organizer Pouches. In the coming months, it will be used as a lining fabric in various larger bags.

TOM BIHN New Dyneema/nylon rip-stop fabric in Ultraviolet

TOM BIHN New Dyneema/nylon rip-stop fabric in Ultraviolet

TOM BIHN New Dyneema/nylon rip-stop fabric in Ultraviolet

TOM BIHN New Dyneema/nylon rip-stop fabric in Ultraviolet

TOM BIHN New Dyneema/nylon rip-stop fabric in Ultraviolet

We’re going to share some really big news with you on Monday and Tuesday.

Stay tuned.