Stay Warm and Stand Out With Unique Embroidered Parkas

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You’re shivering, but you don’t want to compromise on style. Don’t fret! With an embroidered parka, you can stay warm while making a unique fashion statement.

Whether dressing up for a formal event or running errands, there’s an embroidered parka to suit your style and needs.

So, come along as we explore the beauty and versatility of embroidered parkas and share tips on choosing and caring for your perfect piece.

The Beauty of Embroidered Parkas: A Fashion Statement

You’ll make a bold fashion statement when you don an embroidered parka. This isn’t your average winter coat. Each stitch in the design tells a story, creating a distinct narrative woven into the fabric.

You’re not just wearing a parka; you’re showcasing art. The beauty lies in the intricate patterns and vibrant colors, which can be tailored to your unique taste. Whether it’s floral, geometric, or tribal, the embroidery adds depth and sophistication. It’s a conversation starter, an eye-catcher.

How to Choose the Perfect Embroidered Parka

Despite the vast array of options, choosing the perfect embroidered parka doesn’t have to be overwhelming, especially if you keep a few key factors in mind.

First, consider your style. Do you prefer bold, colorful designs or subtle, minimalist embroidery?

Second, think about the parka’s intended use. Opt for a heavyweight, insulated parka if it’s for harsh winters. For milder climates, a lightweight version will do.

Also, don’t forget to check the quality of the embroidery. It should be neat and tightly stitched, ensuring it won’t unravel quickly.

Lastly, always try it on. Ensure it fits well, feels comfortable, and, most importantly, makes you feel fabulous!

The Role of Embroidered Parkas in Contemporary Fashion

Amid today’s fashion scene, you see embroidered parkas becoming a staple for their unique blend of functionality and artistic appeal. These aren’t just your average winter coats. They’re a statement piece that allows you to express your individuality while staying cozy. The embroidery adds a unique twist to a classic parka, transforming it from a basic necessity into wearable art.

These parkas are featured in high-street collections and sported by influencers who appreciate their versatility. They blend seamlessly with any outfit, be it casual or formal. So, an embroidered parka is your go-to whether you’re hitting the slopes or going to a winter gala.

This garment’s role in contemporary fashion is clear: it’s about practicality meeting style. It’s a trend that’s here to stay.

Caring for Your Embroidered Parka: Maintenance Tips

Despite your embroidered parka’s beauty and uniqueness, its lifespan could be significantly shortened without proper care and maintenance. You’ll want to keep it fresh and vibrant, so here are some tips.

Always check the care label before cleaning. Handwashing is often the safest bet, using a mild detergent. Don’t wring it out; instead, gently squeeze excess water. Lay it flat to dry to maintain its shape. Avoid direct sunlight, which can fade the colors.

For minor repairs, consider using a matching thread to fix loose embroideries. Always store it in a cool, dry place, ideally in a breathable garment bag.

With these steps, you can ensure your parka stays stunning for years.

Exploring the Versatility of Embroidered Parkas: From Casual to Formal Events

With embroidered parkas, you’re not just investing in warmth and style but also versatility, as they can effortlessly transition from casual outings to formal events.

For a laid-back vibe, pair your parka with jeans and sneakers. The embroidery adds a unique touch to an otherwise relaxed look.

Attending a formal event in colder weather? Don’t shy away from wearing your embroidered parka. Paired with a sleek dress or tailored trousers, it can serve as a statement piece that’s both fashionable and functional.

The key is to let the embroidery shine, so keep the rest of your outfit simple.

Embroidered parkas are the perfect blend of comfort, style, and versatility, making them a must-have in your wardrobe.


So, don’t shy away from embroidered parkas. They’re not just a way to keep warm but a bold fashion statement. Choose wisely, care for it right, and it’ll serve you well, from casual outings to formal events.

Embroidered parkas are more than just a trend; they’re a contemporary fashion staple. Stand out in the crowd and stay cozy with an embroidered parka. It’s time to embrace this versatile, stylish piece in your wardrobe.

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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.


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.



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.


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

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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.


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.