School and Teams


School teams are more than just extracurricular activities they help students develop into well-rounded people. The power that comes from collaborating to achieve shared objectives is priceless. It is impossible to overestimate the importance of teams for assisting schools fulfill their mission of providing an educational experience that is comprehensive.

Staff Uniforms for Various Firms

Employee uniforms are a major factor in determining the professionalism and identity of different businesses and industries. Uniforms do more than just promote unity they also convey a unified brand image, enhancing customer and employee confidence. Smooth, well-designed uniforms improve client experience in industries like hospitality in the medical field, they represent professionalism and hygiene. Industrial workwear promotes safety as a sign of a dedication to workers’ welfare. Uniforms can also create a strong company culture and gently promote corporate principles. A professional and well-organized company image is enhanced by the strategic use of staff uniforms, whether in retail, corporate offices, or service industries. and our company provides you best custom designed uniforms to make your staff more confident and unique.

Embroided School uniform and badges

With our outstanding school uniform embroidery and school badge services, you can experience the highest level of grace and excellence. With our expertly designed and customized uniform embroidery, you can elevate the identity of your institution while bringing a sense of unity and professionalism. For both teachers and students, our skilled artisans guarantee accuracy and dedication to detail, leaving a lasting impact. Enjoy yourself in a universe of custom patterns, eye-catching colors, and durable supplies that capture the distinct essence of your establishment. Our excellent school badges may turn plain uniforms into proud symbols that promote a feeling of belonging. Have faith in us to utilize our outstanding skill and commitment to your school’s goal.

Elevate your brand with our custom embroidered caps, skillfully crafted in Milton, Washington. As industry leaders since 1977, we offer top-quality brands like Richardson Sports, New Era, Flexfit, Port Authority, Carhartt, Nike, and Ogio. Our standard orders start at just 24 caps, all featuring the same stylish logo, cap style, and color. And for our online company stores, we offer a one-cap minimum program. Trust the experts at Northwest Custom Apparel and make your brand unforgettable today!

Sports kits

With our unique custom embroidered sports outfit services, designed for schools, universities, and businesses, you may restore team spirit and performance. Enter a world of incomparable unity and athleticism as we use custom graphics and fine embroidery to enhance the identity of your team. Every sports kit we produce is a monument to quality and innovation, making a strong visual impact on the field thanks to our dedication to perfection. Our customized sports kits are more than just clothing they represent the spirit of cooperation and achievement, and they are used by organizations to promote a unified brand, schools to develop a feeling of pride, and colleges to leave a legacy. Take in a world where creativity and passion come together, and let our knowledgeable staff to realize your vision. Recognize the potential of customized sports kits to stand out, motivate, and beat the competition whether you’re a successful company, college, or school.


In conclusion, the combination of school teams and custom badges creates a powerful synergy that shapes positive school experiences. The dynamics of teamwork, coupled with the visual representation of identity through custom badges, contribute to an environment where students thrive both individually and collectively. As schools continue to embrace the importance of team spirit, custom badges stand as tangible symbols of unity and achievement.


School teams encourage student collaboration, leadership, and skill development, contributing to a well-rounded educational experience.

School teams provide a platform for students to work together towards shared objectives, fostering a sense of achievement and contributing to a holistic educational experience.

Personalized badges serve as tangible symbols of unity and achievement, enhancing team spirit and promoting a sense of identity within school teams.

Employee uniforms not only promote unity but also convey a unified brand image, enhancing professionalism and identity in industries ranging from hospitality to the medical field.

In the medical field, uniforms symbolize professionalism and hygiene, contributing to a positive client experience and instilling confidence in both customers and employees.

Well-designed uniforms in the hospitality industry enhance client experience by promoting a unified and professional image, creating a positive impression on customers.

Industrial workwear serves as a sign of dedication to workers’ welfare, promoting safety and contributing to a strong company culture in industries prioritizing employee well-being.

Custom-designed school badges elevate the identity of educational institutions, promoting unity and professionalism among both teachers and students.

Custom embroidered sports outfits enhance the identity of sports teams, fostering a sense of unity, athleticism, and pride, ultimately contributing to improved team spirit and performance.

Customized sports kits represent the spirit of cooperation and achievement, serving as powerful symbols of unity and pride for organizations, schools, and colleges, leaving a lasting impact on and off the field.

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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.