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.

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.

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

Stay tuned.

Seattle Store Open Tomorrow (01/08) Last Opening Until March

Our Seattle retail store/factory showroom will be open tomorrow, Saturday January 8th, from 12:00pm – 4:00pm. This will be the last opening of our store until late February or early March.

For directions to our store and its address, visit our Contact page.

TOM BIHN Seattle Retail Store and Factory Showroom

News Briefs

Early reviews of the Luminary 12 / 15 from the Forum community are in. See L15 reviews by logan_g, G42, Lia, anna2222, Quiltmama, and L12 reviews by marbenais, awurrlu and L12/L15 comparison reviews by Cristina, aedifica, bartleby.

The new Luminary 12 and Luminary 15 backpacks + bags in 210d ballistic nylon will be up for pre-order on 02/26. Details here.

We posted a very early heads-up on our March 5th, 2019 (roughly 6%) price increase in the Forums along with news of Shop Bags in 210d ballistic nylon.

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