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New Fall Apparel at Northwest Custom Apparel

t’s fall at Northwest Custom Apparel and it is jacket season. It’s sweatshirt season. It’s hoodie season and windbreaker season. This line of fall apparel at Northwest Custom Apparel, we’ve got some new items out. We have the Core 65 jacket by North End. This is a key category. It’s basic with performance design that focuses in a consistent, universal color palette. The people that use this are light-duty occupational, service industry and uniforming and value corporate. The retail inspiration for the Core 65 is Lands End, Nike, Eddie Bauer, Columbia and Charter Club. For those who purchased these items: Gildan, Jerzees, Columbia, Port Authority, should all really enjoy the Core 365 by North End.

Harriton Embroidered Apparel

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Our next item coming up for the fall is the Harriton. It’s an apparel designed for key occupational verticals with focus on value and functionality. Some of the people that use this, some of the industries are the food and beverage industry, hospitality and resort, sales and service, value business, identity, manufacturing and warehouse, tradesmen and craftsmen, outdoor and performance, customer facing occupational. New for fall we do have some healthcare for the Harriton. This was inspired by the retail brands you see out in the retail industry at your local malls: Cabelas, Dickies, Carhartt, JC Penney’s, DRI DUCK and Red Kap. For those who purchased these items will love the Harriton items. If you purchased Red Kap, Cornerstone, DRI DUCK or Edwards garments, you will love the Harriton.

2015-05-06-13-27-52Ultra Club

Our next item is the Ultra Club. It focuses on corporate with a sporty design focus. Some of the people that use this in user profiles are corporate outfitting, corporate events, corporate gift giving, corporate programs and corporate identity. Retail inspirations to this are Cutter & Buck, Charter Club, Vineyard Vines, Charles River and Sperry Topsider. For the people that purchase these items will also love the Ultra Club. If you purchased Devon & Jones, Bill Blass, Core 365 and Port Authority, Ultra Club will be the next choice.

Team 360

If you’re a sports team, Team 365 is for the performance gear designed for athletes. All sport, head sweats, flex fit, dynomite and champion use same SGMA colors. The sporting competitions that love using the Team 365 are the training, light competition, warm up events, travel events, team identity, coaching staff and fan and supporter. Some of the retail inspiration for the Team 365 are Under Armour, Adidas, Bauer, Easton, Nike. If you purchase these items you will love the Team 365: Sport Tech, Badger Sport, Augusta Sport, Holloway and Champion.

Extreme Brand

Next item is the Extreme brand. It’s a polo category with focus on performance features with matchables, coordinates to select North End styles. The industries out there that purchase the Extreme: light duty occupational, service industry, uniforming, value corporate and customer facing occupational. The Extreme is inspired by these retail companies: Dickies, Oakley, Cutter & Buck, Adidas, Nike. If you love these items you will love the Extreme line. If you purchased Ultra Club, New Balance, OGIO and Devon & Jones, Extreme is your perfect choice to outfit your company.

Devon & Jones

Devon & Jones is an awesome new brand that’s coming out at Northwest Custom Apparel. Corporate and executive sportswear with an updated classic design focused in a harmonized color palette for integrated corporate outfitting. Some color harmonization with key North End collections for classic and active outfitting opportunities. The main industries that use the Devon & Jones are corporate outfitting, corporate events, corporate gift giving, corporate programs, and of course, corporate identity. Devon & Jones was inspired by these major brands: Ann Taylor, Kenneth Cole, Lands End, Vineyard Vines, Peter Miller and Brooks Brothers. For the people who have purchased these items will love the Devon & Jones. If you purchased Red House, Port Authority, Van Heusen, Lands End or Roots73, Devon & Jones is your choice in corporate apparel.

North End Jackets

Finally, the North End brand is corporate and executive performance sportswear with an active athletic outdoor and travel design focus. Some color harmonization with Devon & Jones and North End. Key collections for classic and active outfitting opportunities. The key industries that use the North End Sport are corporate outfitting, corporate events, corporate gift giving, corporate programs and corporate identity. The North End was inspired by these major retail inspirations: REI, Helly Hansen, Spyder, Marmot, Oakley, Eddie Bauer, The North Face, Columbia, Patagonia. If you purchased these at retail, these items you will love the North End Sport. If you ever purchased Puma, Adidas, Marmot, OGIO, Columbia, Eddie Bauer, Under Armour and Roots73. Of course, you don’t want to leave out Nike Golf.

Northwest Custom Apparel Showroom

These are the private label brands that are available at Northwest Custom Apparel this fall. Come on by. Check it out. All the items are in stock, in our showroom. Our factory is ready. 2025 Freeman Road East, Milton, Washington, 98354.

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Alicia Wada

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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