A Snapback Comeback

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snapback blue back thumbIf you’ve watched TV or attended a sporting event in the past year or so, you have almost certainly seen them.  Athletes, celebrities, and the kid down the street are all sporting them.  Yes, the time machine has been opened and snapback caps have made a comeback! The snapback style, originally popular in the 80’s and early 90’s incorporates bold and bright colors, a high crown, and a flat bill. As with most fashion trends, “what was once old is now new again”, and this iconic headwear is no different.

Gimme One of Those Hats: June, 1981

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We have quite a collection of old news clippings from our past. Sometimes it can be fun to look back and read old articles about Northwest Embroidery to see how far we've come over the years.  The following article was featured in the Alaska Fisherman's Journal back in June of 1981.  These were the days when we had only three embroidery machines and it took almost half a day to program a single design!

Kaps for Kids

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kaps for kidsNorthwest Embroidery is proud to support the Kaps for Kids program started by the (USSVI United States Submarine Veterans Inc.)

kaps for kids chairman smallThe program was founded to comfort and joy to children with challenging medical conditions anywhere they are being treated. Many Sub Vets voluntarily do this by giving these Children caring attention Honorary Submariner caps, certificates, and submarine related items during visits.

Northwest Embroidery has these caps in special kid sizes available in light blue or pink.  Along with every order of 24 caps, an adult sized "Kaps 4 Kids Chairman" cap is included at no charge.

We also have kid-sized T-shirts with the USSVI logo as well.

For questions about ordering caps, please contact Jim Mickelson using our online contact form or call us at 253-922-5793.

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New Nike Bags are Here

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We’ve always been proud to offer our customers high-end performance apparel from the world’s leading golf brand, Nike Golf. Now we are especially excited about their launch of a new line of bags this year. Just like their renowned polo shirts and caps, they have incorporated both fashion and function into pieces that are built to last. If you’re looking to have your embroidered logo really stand out, it is a sure bet to go with Nike Golf!

Which items work best for embroidery?

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When looking at the apparel industry, embroidery plays a huge role in producing quality products. Big-name companies such as Nike, Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren all utilize embroidery in their product lines, and all are successful in the retail environment. Are all products good to embroider? What styles, colors and fabrics work best with embroidery? When buying embroidered apparel, what should one look for?

These all are valid questions that must be considered before buying an embroidered piece. After all, like any other business, there are good and bad choices out there. To clear up any misconceptions or confusion about embroidered apparel, here are some things to keep in mind when determining what makes “good” embroidery.

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