King County and Seattle Public Utilities have launched Threadcycle, a new joint effort to reduce the estimated 40,000 tons of clothes, shoes and linens that area residents and businesses send to landfills... [Read more]
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It started as a simple request from their swim team kids, a warm and durable parka that could stand up to our cool and sometimes wet and breezy NW weather, and not end up as a smelly, soggy mess after a race in the pool…
BLAB volunteers dressed up as library mascots Dewey and Sketch. The Burien Library Advisory Board (BLAB) is hosting a warm clothing drive to benefit homeless youth in the area, beginning Monday, Dec. 3... [Read more]
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According to the packet for Monday’s Burien City Council meeting (Dec. 13th), a new Ross “Dress For Less” department store will be opening soon at the space formerly occupied by Office... [Read more]
The Burien Goodwill Store held its annual Halloween Costume Show on Saturday (Oct. 16th) and Photographer Nicholas Johnson was there (in costume as a Photojournalist of course) to capture the following... [Read more]
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A very colorful B-Town Blog welcome goes out to our latest Advertiser: The Digiguy and CPI!
The Digiguy and CPI have been in the digital design and custom embroidery business in their home for the past 17 years. It is owned and manned by Chuck Northcutt Sr. and his son Chuck Northcutt Jr. They specialize in embroidered apparel, Silk-screening, Direct to Garment Printing, pins, patches, lanyards and more.
When BTB travelled to their North Highline Headquarters, we were told to look for the house with the big antennas. Seems that Chuck Sr. is a longtime HAM radio operator. It was his wife Donna that got them into the business when they both retired 17 years ago. Donna bought a small embroidery machine and started making shirts for their HAM radio friends with their ‘handles’ on them. This grew quite quickly into what you see in their former lower-level family room.
They’ve got four Amaya digital embroidery machines as well as a Happy Multi Head and several Melco Single Heads which allows them to take small and large projects.
The Digiguy and CPI tell BTB that sometimes the rather large house is stacked to the rafters with boxes for one single client.
“Customer Service and Quality Control are our number one priorities,” explains Chuck Jr. Therefore pick up and delivery is no problem, even if they have to rent a moving truck!
Chuck Sr. proudly tells BTB that Chuck Jr. is the “best digitizer in the country.” As a matter of fact, Chuck Jr. travels the country teaching the fine art of digitizing. Jr.’s an award winning digitizer who will be featured in an upcoming issue of Stitches Magazine.
And for t-shirts they’ve got an amazing Amaya Melco Jet that allows direct garment imprints in a matter of seconds from your artwork or picture to the t-shirt. They’ve got customers that come by for a new fresh shirt to wear every week. It can print millions of colors as opposed to screen printing, which takes time to print only six colors.
“The great thing about the Melco Jet is that it’s portable,” explains Jr. Last year they took it down to the Des Moines Classic Car and Wooden Boat Show. They took pictures of entrants as they drove into he Marina and had custom t-shirts waiting for them after the show. If any of our readers are interested in such a perk for your shows or events, click here.
The Digiguy and CPI interests in shows at the Marina could be because the Northcutts have their completely restored 1969 36′ Columbia Sail Boat that’s moored at the Marina and completely outfitted for their impending father-son sailing voyage to Hawaii.
If your school church or other not-for profit needs products for a fundraiser, contact The Digiguy and CPI who will create, produce and deliver products to sell at your event.
Both Northcutts left the corporate world 17 years ago to grow The Digiguy and CPI into a full-blown family business and haven’t looked back. Chuck Sr. claims to have the best commute in the world, as the business is operated in the basement of his home. Chuck Jr. and his family live right next door, so he believes he’s got the second best commute at least in North Highline, where their business is located.
If you or your business recognize the importance of corporate branding for you employees or team, give the Chucks a call at 206-243-7070 to get started. BTB did!
As the “official clothier to The B-Town Blog,” Chuck Sr. and Jr. are busy working on our new summerwear that will be premiered (weather permitting) at the Burien Farmers Market on Thursday, May 7th on 10th Ave SW in Olde Burien. Stop by our booth and check out our new shirts â€“ we’ll be wearing them with pride and you’ll see why!
And what’s next for the Northcutts? For sure, at some point 50-year old Chuck Jr. would “someday like to swim with the Huma fish while living on a beach in Hawaii.” Both Chucks are qualified scuba divers, so this seems like a possibility.
For more information, click on their Ad on the Right Sidebar, go to their website or call them at 206-243-7070.
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3 Wishes Boutique, located at 929 SW 152nd in Olde Burien, is holding a fundraiser for the YWCA’s “Dress for Success” program, and is asking residents to bring in clothing they no longer wear to donate to disadvantaged women.
Here are the details:
WHAT: 3 Wishes Boutique’s “Dress for Success” clothing drive fundraiser for disadvantaged women.
WHEN: Now through May 15th; Hours: Mon.: Fri. 10am â€“ 6pm â€¢ Sat.: 10am â€“ 6pm â€¢ Sun: 12pm â€“ 5pm
WHERE: 3 Wishes Boutique is located at 929 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien (map below); (206) 248-3332; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
INFO: Here’s some info from 3 Wishes:
Itâ€™s Spring and time to clean out your closets and drawers! Let us help! Bring in clothing you longer wear and receive a certificate for 15% OFF your next purchase of regular price merchandise!
Sound interesting? Here are the details:
Bring in at least 3 clean, gently used pieces of clothing (dresses, skirts, tops, pants, jackets)
We will donate the items to â€œDress for Successâ€ in downtown Seattle.
You will receive a certificate for 15% OFF the total value of your next purchase of regular price merchandise.
Donations will be accepted through Friday, May 15th. The certificate can be used through May 31st, 2009. The discount applies to the total value of your purchase of regularly priced merchandise only (does not apply to sale items).
Come join the fun! Save money and lend a helping hand!
About Dress for SuccessÂ® Seattle:
YWCA Dress for SuccessÂ® Seattle promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Dress for Success Seattle is part of the national Dress for Success network, which provides interview suits, confidence boosts and career development services to more than 45,000 women in over 79 cities each year.
Locally, DFSS and the YWCA of Seattle-King County-Snohomish County have teamed up to bring these important services to women in need. Since March 2003, DFSS is housed at the YWCA building located in downtown Seattle at the corner of Fifth & Seneca.
Looking good means feeling good. And when you feel good about yourself, that confidence shines through to others…including prospective employers.
In addition to helping clients train for and find jobs through various employment programs, the YWCA also offers Clothing Services to help individuals get the right look for job interviews, office work and more.
We help women entering the workforce after years as stay-at-home-moms, women moving from welfare to work, domestic violence survivors forging new lives, homeless women working towards self-sufficiency and residents of emergency shelters.
Janet, age 48:
When Janet left an abusive marriage of 17 years to establish a new life for her and her children in Washington, she was scared, but ready to start building a new, safe life for herself and her family. But just as she began to regain her footing, unfortunate circumstances derailed her career, and she lost her home.
Undeterred, she attended and completed a computer training course offered by a womenâ€™s employment program. She was then referred to Dress For SuccessÂ® Seattle where she received both a new interview outfit and the self-esteem boost that played a key role in finding and securing her new job. “It just filled me with the confidence I needed.”
She views her DFSS experience as a blessing to be shared, saying, “Iâ€™ve seen that there is a fine thread of human care and compassionâ€¦I want to carry that forward and share it with others. That is what success is.”
â€¦Making a real difference
More info available at the YWCA’s Dress for Success website.
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