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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 Seattle’s Hotel 1000.

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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.

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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

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News Briefs

We’re retiring our Road Buddy Duffel 36 and Road Buddy Duffel 60 to make way for new designs. If you’ve been thinking about a Road Buddy, you may want to order soon, as we won’t be making further production runs.

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.

Mark your calendars! Our Seattle Factory Showroom will be open the following Saturdays: Dec. 14th 2019 and, in 2020, March 21st, June 20th, and September 19th.

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