Today is our first day of production at our new Seattle factory and company headquarters.
Lee, Findings Lead.
Irma, Fabric Cutter.
Not too many new photos today — we were busy unpacking.
A Medium Cafe Bag in Conifer stocked in our new shipping room.
Tom sets off to move some stuff with our new forklift.
More photos tomorrow as we unpack…
We think everything will be moved in to our new Seattle location by this evening. Stay tuned for more photos.
Tom and Mark of Bowie Electric go over plans for powering the machines.
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 surveying the new Seattle factory location — the first sewing machines have just been moved in.
Robb Joyce of A.R. Joyce Remodel, INC., our contractor, adding a vent.
Bernie of Bowie Electric adding lighting above the sewing machine area.
Hansen Brothers Moving boxes.
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.
The first sewing machines to arrive at our new location.
Robb with his Boston Terrier Darby.
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.
Bowie Electric installs wiring for the Q&A station in our new location.
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.
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.
We’ve updated our Planet page with additional efforts: we’re operationally carbon neutral, members of 1% For The Planet, we offer a vegetarian company lunch, and over 80% of our materials are bluesign® and/or OEKO-TEX® certified.
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