Strawberry Stitch Co. provides quality embroidery, screen printed T-shirts, monogramming, rhinestone apparel, promotional products and vinyl design services. In addition, all of these decoration methods are used to create unique gifts and apparel. Our customers are individuals, schools and businesses seeking great quality at a reasonable price. Our staff is knowledgeable and willing to aid you every step of the way making you look good. After all, isn't that what decorated apparel is all about?
SSC has been in business since 1992 and has won 45 national awards for our decoration skills. You will benefit from this level of knowledge when you place your shirt order in our hands. Whether you need custom screen printed T-shirts or a company logo designed for embroidery you will have reassurance that your project will be a success.
Strawberry Stitch Co. was founded in 1992 by Thomas L. Moore, Jr. in west county St. Louis Missouri as an embroidery design firm that would set the standard of excellence in quality, customer service, training and expert consulting services. Four years later Thomas received the "Best Digitizer Award" at the Monogram and Embroidery Trade Show. This was the first indication Strawberry Stitch Co. was on the road to national attention.
Owner, and now Master Embroidery Designer, Thomas L. Moore, Jr. was chosen as a "Digitizer of Distinction" by Impressions Magazine in September 1999. This is an honor reserved for those who set the standard for excellence in the field of embroidery digitizing. In this same year Thomas published his first book, Digitizing 101, further placing Strawberry Stitch Company's mark on the industry as one that possesses a high level of knowledge and sets the standard for others in the field.
From 2002 through 2006 SSC exploded under the direction of Thomas Moore as more than a company who designs world class embroidery, but one which creates unique decorated apparel across many decoration processes, and one that embraces the future technology will play in a global market. While continuing his studies of embroidery design and moving all SSC curriculum to an internet based instructional platform, Thomas has evolved as a decorated apparel industry consultant working with such manufacturers as Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Cabelas, Bass Pro,Vanity Fair, North Face, Chambers Bedding, Eddie Bauer, LandsEnd, Radio Cap, Staples-American Identity, Bic-Norword, and Real Polo.
In 2010, Stitches Magazine placed Thomas 36th on a list of the 56 most powerful and influential people in today's decorated apparel industry. This list connects Thomas with other influential persons such as Anna Wintour - Editor of Vogue, Hitoshi Tajima, Martin Kristiaman - Wilcom International Pty Ltd., Marty Lott - San Mar, Dean F. Shulman - Brother International Corp., Ira Nearman - Vantage Apparel, Francois Lesage - House of Lesage, Zahoor Kareem - Cafe Press, Dov Charney - American Apparel, Mark Lange Ph.d. - National Cotton Council of America, Christopher Bernat - Vapor Apparel and Nick Coe - Land's End. Read complete article.
During the period of 2010 through 2011, Thomas leveraged his 45 plus industry awards to expand Strawberry Stitch Co. to include retail sales and the Tees 4 Tuition program, a college level sales initiative.
In 2015 Thomas will release his second book Digitizing 201. This new publication will once again provide direction to the global decorated apparel business providing standards to manufactures of clothing lines that include decoration.
Meet our staff
Thomas L. Moore, Jr.
Thomas is a Master Embroidery Designer, writer, lecturer and educator specializing in embroidery design, decorated apparel, graphic design, and production management. Thomas manages the daily operation of SSC, one of the most awarded decorated apparel design companies across the globe. Thomas has direct oversight of the Embroidery Design School and creates the instructional material to meet SSC's design standards. Thomas prefers to spend his time creating exciting designs and is most often found working in the design room schooling his design staff. Thomas is the author of the book "Digitizing 101" and has written for Printwear magazine, Stitches magazine, EMB magazine, Impressions magazine, and High Volume Embroiderer magazine. Thomas is a faculty member of the Imprinted Sportswear Shows and is currently on Impressions Magazine's advisory board. Thomas is currently writing the book Digitizing 201 with great anticipation by the embroidery industry.
In 2010, Stitches Magazine placed Thomas 36th on a list of the 56 most powerful and influential people in today's decorated apparel industry. This list connects Thomas with other influential persons such as Anna Wintour - Editor of Vogue, Ira Nearman - Vantage Apparel, Francois Lesage - House of Lesage, Zahoor Kareem - Cafe Press, Dov Charney - American Apparel, Mark Lange Ph.d. - National Cotton Council of America, Christopher Bernat - Vapor Apparel and Nick Coe - Land's End.
Contact Thomas Moore
Lisa is Thomas's executive assistant and the company's human resource manager. In 1990 Lisa obtained her BS in Human Resource Management at Quincy University. Lisa's experience in the embroidery industry includes previous employment with Sewing Machine Exchange (Chicago IL) and Melco Embroidery Systems (Denver CO). Lisa manages Thomas's work schedule while maintaining organization to the vast flow of information flowing in and out of Thomas's office. Lisa plays a key role in the planning and execution of multiple company projects. Questions pertaining to Thomas Moore, human resources, payroll, accounts payable should be directed to Lisa Klutho.
Contact Lisa Klutho
Sandy is a veteran embroidery designer. Sandy has a degree in graphic design and, prior to entering the embroidery profession, held positions as a graphic designer. Sandy obtained five years experience as an embroidery designer at St. Louis Embroidery prior to joining SSC. Sandy was schooled in the art of embroidery design under the direction of Thomas Moore and has become an accomplished embroidery designer in her own right. Sandy's water painting skills coupled with SSC's embroidery design skills received an Honorable Mention in Impression Magazines' 2000 design competition. Sandy was a member of the design team that created the piece "Strength Within" which won the EMB Honors Grand Champion Award in 2002.
Contact Sandy Graefser
Monica is a graphic designer. Monica received her B.S. in Communications with a concentration in Commercial Art, and her Masters of Fine Arts from Pensacola Christian College. Monica previously worked at CS Printing as graphic artist and customer service representative. Monica designs logos, T-shirts, signs, business cards and other promotional items. Her combination of Fine Art, Commercial Art and Graphic Design provides our design team with a wide range of graphic design talent.
Contact Monica LaVanchy