Custom Hi-Vis Jackets | High-Quality Personalized Safety Gear

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You’re tired of the same old safety gear. It’s time you stand out while staying safe. With our custom hi-vis jackets, you’re not just another worker in the crowd. You’re unique! You’re seen! And most importantly, you’re safe!

Learn how to personalize your safety gear, understand its importance, and maintain it for lasting use.

Let’s make your safety gear as individual as you are. Get ready to revolutionize the way you suit up for safety!

Understanding the Importance of High-Visibility Safety Gear

You can’t underestimate the importance of high-visibility safety gear in maintaining your safety at work. It’s a game-changer, mainly if operating in hazardous settings or during poor visibility. Hi-vis jackets are designed to make you stand out, reducing the risk of accidents.

Think about it: you’re more likely to avoid hitting something if you can see it clearly, right? The same goes for you at work. Being obvious means you’re less likely to be hit by moving machinery or vehicles.

Customize your hi-vis jackets to safeguard your life and elevate your professional image. Remember, it’s not just about being seen; it’s about being seen and safe.

Don’t skimp on your safety; invest in high-visibility gear.

The Customization Process: Making Your Hi-Vis Jacket Unique

In the realm of safety and style, by personalizing your hi-vis jacket, you’re enhancing visibility and making a unique fashion statement. The process is simple and exciting.

First, you choose the style and color of the jacket. You might prefer a neon green bomber jacket or a bright orange parka.

Once you’ve selected your base, it’s time for the fun part – adding your personal touch. You can opt for your name, company logo, or any design that resonates with you. The customization options are endless, from reflective stripes to intricate embroidery.

With your personalized hi-vis jacket, you’re not just another face in the crowd. You’re standing out, making a statement, and, most importantly, staying safe.

Key Features of Your Custom Hi-Vis Jacket

Safety and style aren’t the only benefits of your custom hi-vis jacket. It’s also equipped with essential features that enhance its functionality and comfort.

  • With waterproofing elements, you’re protected from harsh weather conditions.
  • It’s designed with reflective strips that increase visibility, particularly in low-light environments.
  • You’ll appreciate the adjustable cuffs and waistband that offer a perfect fit.
  • The ample pockets provide storage for personal items.
  • A stowaway hood can be easily accessed when needed.
  • The fabric is breathable, reducing sweat and discomfort during strenuous activities.
  • Lastly, your custom hi-vis jacket complies with safety standards, giving you peace of mind.

These features not only ensure safety but also guarantee convenience and comfort for you.

Dressing for Safety: Different Professions, Different Designs

From working at construction sites to directing traffic at night, your custom hi-vis jacket must match the specific demands of your profession, boosting your visibility and safety.

If you’re in construction, you’ll need a jacket with hardwearing fabric and reflective tapes to withstand rough conditions.

For traffic police, choose designs with added reflectivity and bright colors to stand out in low light.

A firefighter chooses jackets that resist high temperatures and flames, while paramedics might prefer styles with multiple pockets for essential tools.

Whatever your profession, there’s a hi-vis jacket designed with your safety in mind. So, don’t compromise. Personalize your safety gear to suit your needs.

Caring for Your Custom Hi-Vis Jacket: Maintenance and Upkeep Tips

While you’ve tailored your hi-vis jacket to your profession, it’s equally vital that you know how to maintain and care for it to ensure its longevity and continued performance.

Here are a few tips to help:

  • First, always check the label before washing. Please don’t assume it’s machine-washable.
  • Next, avoid using bleach or other harsh chemicals, which can fade the high visibility color and damage the reflective strips.
  • Avoid ironing, as high heat can damage the jacket’s materials.
  • Lastly, consider air drying instead of machine drying to prevent shrinkage.


So, you’re now in the know about custom hi-vis jackets. They’re not just about safety; they’re about expressing your individuality. Whether you’re a construction worker or a road cyclist, there’s a design for you.

And with the proper care, they’ll last you a long time. Remember, your safety gear doesn’t have to be dull. Make a statement, stand out, and stay safe with a custom hi-vis jacket.

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Production Team: Folder

Antonio Massey recently joined NWCA in June of 2022. His role on the Production Team has greatly improved our processes and productivity. Antonio is always willing to lift heavy boxes or help his co-workers during busy times. In his free time, he enjoys playing with his dog and mastering video games.


Alicia Wada

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Alicia Wada is passionate about helping her co-workers at Northwest Custom Apparel in any way that she can. She works in our Shipping and Logistics department. Alicia, who goes by Ali, has a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics. She lived in Japan for ten years and recently brought her family to America in 2019. She is interested in learning crafts and textile art from around the world.


Erik Mickelson


Erik Mickelson’s position as Manager is more than a job, it’s a passion. It’s always fun and exciting because he enjoys marketing, computers, and coming up with innovative ideas to help NWCA grow. He majored in accounting and finance at Washington State University, graduating in 1996, and returned to school to obtain his Master of Business from WGU, graduating in 2016. Erik continually strives to advance his education through podcasts, audiobooks, and industry tradeshows. He is married to a remarkable and caring wife named Wendy, a Registered Nurse, with whom he shares his many hobbies and a love for the outdoors.



Ruth Nhoung

Production Manager

Ruth Nhoung is our Production Manager and Northwest Custom Apparel is lucky to have her. Thanks to her vast knowledge of machine embroidery and dedication to creating a comfortable and supportive work environment, the production plant runs smoothly and customers are pleased with our work. She is a loving mother and grandmother and enjoys spending quality time with her siblings. She says, “I love everything about Northwest Custom Apparel: the people, the atmosphere, the work, and the customers. I love what I do and I embrace all of NWCA’s core values”.


Steve Deland

Art Director

Steve Deland has been our amazing Artist since 2017. He loves working at Northwest Custom Apparel because he appreciates the goal-oriented, progressive-thinking management style. He is most passionate about his art, which includes scroll saw woodwork, and his five grandchildren.



Taylar Hanson


Taylar Hanson is a highly acclaimed Saleswoman at Northwest Custom Apparel. She has a BA in Apparel, Merchandising, Design, and Textiles from Washington State University. “Go Cougs!” The best part of Taylar’s job is getting to work with longtime customers who trust us to do the best work and take care of their needs. She is passionate about appreciating nature, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.


Nika Lao


Nika Lao is very knowledgeable in how the business is ran because she began as an Embroidery Machine Operator and has worked hard to become the excellent and personable saleswoman she is today. She enjoys the stress-free environment and the many chances to connect with her co-workers over potlucks, BBQs, and bowling parties. Nika is a proud sister of two highly successful brothers and can boast mastering three languages herself: Khmer, Thai, and English. She is an avid camper, enjoys going to farmer markets, and loves cooking.


Bradley Wright


Bradley Wright has been a vital team member of NWCA since 2017. As our accountant and knower-of-all-things, Bradley is proud to work closely with his wonderful colleagues. He studied at the University of Washington. These days he dedicates his free time to his new house.


Dominic Nguyen

DTG Operator

Dominic Nguyen recently joined our Direct-To-Garment department. He says he loves the family work environment at Northwest Custom Apparel. In his free time, Dom likes to listen to music, hangout with friends, and play video games. He comes from a very big family which can be very chaotic at times, but is always exciting.


Sothea Tann

Production Team: Trimmer

Sothea Tann recently joined the Production Team in 2022. She finds Northwest Custom Apparel to be a good working environment with helpful and friendly staff. In her free time, Sothea spends quality time with her family and, overall, focuses on a peaceful and happy lifestyle.


Brian Beardsley

DTG Supervisor

Brian Beardsley has been with Northwest Custom Apparel since 2018. He is our DTG Supervisor. Brian loves that he gets to work with high-tech machines in a fun atmosphere. He has a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design. He said, “I always wanted to create visually interesting assets in a variety of mediums”. In his free time, he enjoys building and painting models, playing video games, designing, and playing his guitar.


UT Tri Tran

Embroidery Machine Operator

UT Tri Tran loves Northwest Custom Apparel so much that, although she has already retired after a long career in machine embroidery operations, she is happy to return part time. She says, “I love the family style work environment and how everyone shares food, laughter, and fun on a regular basis.” In her free time she is dedicated to living a healthy and peaceful lifestyle with her friends and family.



Embroidery Machine Operator

BunsereytheavyHoeu, who goes by Theavy, won our Operator of the Year in 2021. She takes on many roles in the production team. She says, “These are not my co-workers, these are my family! I cherish all the memories we make together”. When she goes home to be with her family, she makes the most of her time with them by holding family get-togethers and even karaoke competitions.


Sreynai Meang

Embroidery Machine Operator

SreynaiMeang is a hard-working Machine Operator. She is most passionate about helping people. Sreynai, who goes by Nai, likes to exercise in her free time and talk with her family in Cambodia.


Kanha Chhorn

Embroidery Machine Operator

Kanha Chhorn has been an Embroidery Operator with Northwest Custom Apparel since 2018. She is delightful and always makes everyone smile and laugh. Kanha takes on additional tasks that allow us to exceed our customers’ expectations. In her free time, she can be found at her local temple or spending quality time with her family and friends.


Savy Som

Embroidery Machine Operator

SavySom is one of our Machine Operators who is passionate about embroidery and sewing. She enjoys working at NWCA because of its flexibility. She has two teenage sons and loves spending time with her family on the weekends.



Embroidery Machine Operator

SorphornSorm has been a Machine Operator since 2011. One of her four sisters works here as well. Her other relatives are in Cambodia. In her free time, Sorphorn studies English, listens to music, and enjoys exercising.


Jim Mickelson


Jim Mickelson, after a successful career with a major oil company, founded Northwest Embroidery in 1977. This was the first commercial embroidery in the Pacific Northwest. Over the years, Jim has become the guru of embroidery never refusing to answer a question or offer advice to his fellow embroiders. Jim and his wife Leeanna raised four wonderful children who went on to successful business careers.

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The company I work for has been buying custom apparel for the team members for years now. We love working with NW Custom Apparel because the process is easy, delivery is timely, and materials are high quality. Anytime I’ve ever had an issue, they’re quick to resolve it. We’ve purchased both embroidered items and DTG graphic tees. We’ve purchased blankets, shirts, jackets, hoodies, etc. Everything ends up looking super professional, and our team members always have positive things to say. Ally is always there at the warehouse with a smile and a friendly greeting when I pick up materials. She is so helpful and respectful. Taylar is a wonderful customer service rep. I’ve sent her some complicated orders—like 20 different items with all different colorways and styles or 150 items with three different styles—and she is so good at getting everything just right. I plan to continue purchasing from NW Custom for high-quality custom apparel.
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