Locally Made Monday: 18 Threads

He's gone from raising swine to helping you look fine with custom designed shirts and apparel.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — He's gone from raising swine to helping you look fine with custom-designed shirts and apparel.

Chad Bushee started his custom print and embroidery shop 18 Threads nearly five years ago in Bluffton.

Now, he's moved it to Fort Wayne and it's more than just putting a logo on a tee shirt.

WFFT's Andrew Logsdon shows us in this week's Locally Made Monday.
"We can do one shirt up to a thousand, whatever you want. Yea, we'll fit it in there," founder Chad Bushee says.

Another busy day at 18 Threads- Fort Wayne's new custom apparel and print shop.

Today, they're making custom-designed hats.

"You can come in with an idea, whether you have a logo, you don't know what it is, we'll talk you through the whole thing... And we'll usually turn it around in seven to ten business days, and you're on your way," Bushee says.

Bushee and his staff moved Eighteen Threads from Bluffton to southwest Fort Wayne several months ago.

"Really, the main thing that's different here is that we're just a total custom apparel shop. We want you to be able to come in here and go over every bit of your order with you, from a design standpoint, and also putting it on some apparel that you're going to want to wear over and over, rather than just the basic stuff that's kind of associated with being a print shop," Bushee says.

Besides the custom embroidery, they'll help you create a design, and print it onto nearly any type of clothing.

"Anything apparel wise. We'll do tee shirts, hats, you know, sweatpants, coats, whatever it may be, apparel wise. We also can do some promotional-type items. You know, the coffee mugs, the pens, and all of that stuff too, we can do as well. But everything in-house is all apparel," Bushee says.

Bushee spent years working on hog farms.

Today, his focus is on making custom-designed clothing that doesn't stink.

"I've always liked design and art, and I thought it would be pretty neat to do some of those things on apparel as well. And, I didn't want to smell like a pig anymore," Bushee says.

Find out more about 18 Threads at-
http://18threads.com/

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 77565

Reported Deaths: 3105
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion16304733
Lake7840283
Elkhart499287
Allen4103164
St. Joseph368183
Hamilton2941104
Vanderburgh208215
Hendricks1972109
Cass18099
Johnson1800119
Porter139139
Clark133350
Tippecanoe126312
Madison104866
LaPorte95730
Howard93865
Kosciusko87212
Bartholomew84447
Floyd83750
Marshall80123
Monroe77732
Delaware76852
Vigo75213
Dubois71812
Noble70829
Boone70446
Hancock69439
Jackson6065
Warrick60030
Shelby57228
LaGrange56910
Grant53230
Dearborn52228
Morgan49235
Henry46020
Clinton4564
Wayne40210
White38011
Montgomery36321
Lawrence35827
Harrison35524
Decatur34732
Putnam3288
Daviess28420
Miami2792
Scott27810
Jasper2592
Greene25634
Franklin24915
Gibson2434
DeKalb2424
Jennings23212
Ripley2208
Steuben2173
Fayette2057
Carroll2033
Perry18813
Posey1810
Starke1817
Orange17924
Wabash1795
Wells1782
Fulton1742
Jefferson1722
Knox1681
Whitley1606
Tipton15416
Sullivan1521
Washington1481
Clay1415
Spencer1393
Randolph1325
Huntington1303
Newton12110
Adams1202
Owen1101
Jay940
Rush914
Pulaski841
Fountain762
Brown752
Blackford662
Pike660
Ohio656
Benton630
Vermillion610
Parke591
Switzerland560
Martin500
Crawford480
Union410
Warren251
Unassigned0207

Ohio Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 105426

Reported Deaths: 3755
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Franklin19124533
Cuyahoga13999519
Hamilton9917260
Lucas5544324
Montgomery4544101
Summit3712224
Butler307064
Marion295245
Mahoning2644258
Pickaway240442
Stark1931142
Warren187739
Lorain186777
Columbiana169960
Trumbull1578111
Fairfield144933
Delaware137819
Licking136751
Clark121815
Lake115443
Wood110158
Clermont98111
Medina97736
Miami88139
Allen81746
Tuscarawas80114
Portage78063
Greene74212
Mercer66813
Belmont62826
Richland62612
Erie61928
Ashtabula58046
Madison58010
Wayne56759
Geauga56545
Ross5204
Darke42529
Huron4135
Hancock4103
Sandusky40717
Ottawa40527
Athens3642
Holmes3316
Lawrence3230
Auglaize2866
Union2771
Scioto2601
Muskingum2561
Seneca2424
Jefferson2403
Preble2192
Shelby2194
Knox2189
Putnam21517
Washington21222
Coshocton1999
Champaign1922
Morrow1852
Hardin18012
Crawford1775
Clinton1746
Highland1692
Logan1692
Perry1643
Fulton1581
Ashland1563
Defiance1554
Wyandot1559
Brown1502
Williams1393
Fayette1260
Henry1242
Hocking1229
Guernsey1217
Carroll1145
Monroe9418
Pike800
Gallia781
Jackson780
Van Wert732
Paulding720
Adams682
Meigs630
Vinton322
Morgan310
Harrison261
Noble190
Unassigned00
Fort Wayne
Scattered Clouds
70° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 70°
Angola
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 68°
Huntington
Broken Clouds
73° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 73°
Decatur
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 72°
Van Wert
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 72°
Weekend Storm Chances
WFFT Radar
WFFT Temperatures
WFFT National

Community Events