A Deep Dive into Apparel Embroidery Inc’s Craftsmanship and Trends

Apparel Embroidery

In the ever-evolving world of fashion, one element remains a constant symbol of sophistication and individuality – embroidery. Apparel Embroidery Inc stands at the forefront, seamlessly blending traditional craftsmanship with modern trends to create wearable works of art.


At its core, NW custom Apparel is a specialized service dedicated to transforming ordinary garments into personalized masterpieces through the art of embroidery. Embroidery plays a pivotal role in the apparel industry, adding a touch of exclusivity and elegance to clothing items. From corporate branding to personalized gifts, the applications are as diverse as the stitches themselves.

History of Apparel Embroidery Inc

Founded with a passion for precision and creativity, Apparel Embroidery Inc embarked on its journey to redefine the standards of embroidered excellence. The early years were marked by a commitment to quality and a dedication to meeting the unique needs of each client. As technology advanced, so did the capabilities of Apparel Embroidery Inc. The integration of cutting-edge machinery and software elevated the precision and intricacy of embroidery, setting new industry benchmarks.

Services Offered by Apparel Embroidery Inc

Custom Embroidery Designs

Clients have the freedom to bring their visions to life with NW custom Apparel embroidery designs. Whether it’s a company logo, a personal monogram, or intricate artwork, the skilled artisans at Apparel Embroidery Inc translate ideas into stitches.

Corporate Branding Solutions

Apparel Embroidery Inc caters to businesses seeking a unique and memorable way to showcase their brand. From uniforms to promotional products, corporate branding through embroidery creates a lasting impression.

Personalized Apparel Options

Individuals looking for one-of-a-kind clothing items turn to Apparel Embroidery Inc for a range of personalized options. From initials on a shirt cuff to intricate patterns on jackets, the possibilities are as vast as imagination allows.

Benefits of Choosing Apparel Embroidery Inc

Apparel Embroidery Inc prides itself on delivering unmatched craftsmanship. Each stitch is executed with precision, ensuring the final product reflects the highest standards of quality. Recognizing the importance of timeliness in the fast-paced world of fashion, Apparel Embroidery Inc offers quick turnaround times without compromising on quality. While the craftsmanship is unparalleled, Apparel Embroidery Inc remains committed to providing competitive pricing, making personalized embroidery accessible to a wide audience.

Embroidery on Sustainable Fabrics

As sustainability takes center stage in the fashion industry, Apparel Embroidery Inc leads the way by offering embroidery on eco-friendly fabrics, aligning with the values of the conscious consumer.

Minimalist Embroidery Designs

In a shift towards simplicity, minimalist embroidery designs are gaining popularity. Apparel Embroidery Inc caters to this trend, creating subtle yet impactful designs that stand the test of time.

Fusion of Traditional and Modern Embroidery Styles

A harmonious blend of traditional and modern embroidery styles allows Apparel Embroidery Inc to cater to a diverse clientele. From classic monograms to contemporary geometric patterns, the options are limitless.

How to Choose the Right Embroidery Services

When selecting an embroidery service, the quality of craftsmanship should be a top consideration. NW Custom Apparel Embroidery Inc’s dedication to perfection ensures a superior end product. The ability to customize designs according to individual preferences sets a good embroidery service apart. Apparel Embroidery Inc encourages clients to actively participate in the design process. Transparency in pricing is crucial. Apparel Embroidery Inc provides clear pricing structures, eliminating any surprises for clients. In a fast-paced world, the turnaround time for embroidery projects is a key factor. Apparel Embroidery Inc’s efficient processes ensure timely delivery without compromising on quality.

DIY Embroidery vs. Professional Services

Pros and Cons of DIY Embroidery

While DIY embroidery may appeal to some, it comes with challenges such as a learning curve and time investment. Apparel Embroidery Inc offers a hassle-free alternative.

Advantages of Professional Apparel Embroidery

Professional services like Apparel Embroidery Inc bring expertise, efficiency, and a wealth of design options to the table, making them a preferred choice for those seeking impeccable results.

Tips for Caring for Embroidered Apparel

Proper care is essential for maintaining the longevity of embroidered garments. Apparel Embroidery Inc provides guidelines for washing and drying to ensure the preservation of each stitch. Apparel Embroidery Inc offers insights into proper storage techniques to prevent damage to embroidered items during periods of non-use.

The future of apparel embroidery sees a seamless integration of technology. Apparel Embroidery Inc explores innovative ways to incorporate tech elements into traditional embroidery, creating a futuristic appeal. Continuing the commitment to sustainability, Apparel Embroidery Inc anticipates a growing demand for eco-friendly embroidery solutions, further contributing to a greener fashion industry.


In conclusion, Apparel Embroidery Inc stands as a beacon of craftsmanship and creativity in the world of apparel. Its dedication to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction positions it as a leader in the embroidery industry. As the journey continues, Apparel Embroidery Inc remains at the forefront of evolving trends, anticipating the needs of a dynamic market and embracing the challenges of the future.

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Antonio Massey

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

Shipping Clerk

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.

Northwest Custom Apparel
Northwest Custom Apparel
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Steve McMains
Steve McMains
Great place to do business with.
Hector Aponte
Hector Aponte
Splendid service by this team. I needed a job done in one day and without hesitation I was helped. Besides the no notice, need now accommodation, the overall quality of the job of superb.
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katie latimer
katie latimer
This small business is excellent! Great turnaround times and pricing. We've completely switched over to them for our uniform needs. The embroidery looks amazing and very professional. We have gotten jackets, vests, safety vests, hats and uniform polo shirts with them. The screen prints are very resistant to numerous washes. They have been super flexible and patient with us and going through getting PO set up with our company.
Dave Lambing
Dave Lambing
I am the Quartermaster for the Tacoma Fire Buff Battalion. We use Northwest Custom Apparel to produce our uniform articles. Their work is always perfect and done is record time. I can't recommend them highly enough.
Kyle Keehnel
Kyle Keehnel
Our company has been going to NWCA for years and have always encountered friendly service and quality products.
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Super friendly staff , wonderful products for our company and couldn’t be happier with them
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Chuck Schilling
Working with NWCA was like hitting the EASY button! Ten days from our initial meeting to completed shirts and we couldn't be more pleased.
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Cassandra Johnson
Words can't describe how much I appreciate the outstanding customer service I received from Northwest Custom Apparel! I placed an order for two coats that I needed in one week for a Valentines' day gift and Nika made it happen! She was proactive, quickly responsive, and understanding of me needing to see different looks of our company logo. She was incredibly sweet, accommodating, and made every effort to make my order the way I wanted it. A part of me felt bad asking to see the different looks, but she reassured me it was not a problem and was on top of her game! Every staff member I interacted with when I came to their shop was very pleasant, welcoming, and attentive as well. All around great work! Will absolutely use them again and highly recommend!!! Thank you Northwest Custom Apparel!!!