January 4, 2023

2022 at a Glance

The team shows off their knitted goods from the TOM BIHN Ravelry group

It’s been a very exciting year for our team here at TOM BIHN!  While we have been fortunate to maintain many good things that make TOM BIHN what it is today, we’re also searching every day to see how we can improve our processes to create a better experience for you! Here's a recap of all the great things we've accomplished in 2022:

We reintroduced a lot of throwback designs…

We also released a lot of new designs this year! 

We said goodbye (for now) to a few designs.

We said hello to new colors and fabrics!

The great 200d Halcyon Shortage of 2022

The great 200d Halcyon shortage of 2021 (thanks to a certain pandemic) extended into 2022. 

It's too early to say what the supply chain dynamics will look like in 2023, but we hope to get back to a more regular production and shipping schedule with our supplier. Hopefully, this means no more 8- to 12-month lead times for fabric. As a reminder, our goal has always been to keep some core liner colors available while bringing in a rotating lineup of other choices!

Halcyon colors that are continually available:

Halcyon colors offered this year that you might see again next year, or not, as we make room for new colors

New colors are on the way! 
Our policy is to not reveal a new color or material until it’s actually onsite here at the factory. Most of the time, we wait until Production is done making the bags before we publicly announce the color or material. But if you find yourself visiting the Seattle showroom, you may be able to take an early peek. We just ask that you keep the secret.

A Year of Giving Back

Other cool things we did this year:

We’re already excited for 2023 and the bright future ahead! We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to you – our customers – for helping to make 2022 a successful year. We appreciate your continued support and look forward to continuing to offer products that bring you joy and convenience in the coming year!


Here’s to 2023!


Pond - January 24, 2023

I would love to see Cerylon used more widely this year! I don’t really care for the look of Halcyon, which really limits my colorway options. (Still holding out hope for a Black Ballistic/Cobalt Cerylon colorway for the Synik 22… Would buy in a heartbeat.)

Chris - January 6, 2023

Seems strange that in a year-end recap that the biggest thing to happen at the company, the change in ownership/leads, is not mentioned. Would have been great to hear how that transition was going.

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