FAQ

Getting Started

As a first step, pricing your designs is the way to go. All we require are images, such as screenshots of your designs, both front and back images, and any changes you want us to incorporate. We also accept tech packs or good, clear line drawings. In order to price, we don’t require the exact colours, prints, or custom branding. These will be handled once you have approved our prices. 

The more accurate & easy to understand your handover, the closer the estimated prices we will provide will be.

For more clarity, read the next question on the benefits of selecting stock colours over requesting colours to be imported.

Also, our page, Handing-over to Costing, will be helpful.

By selecting stock colours, we can cut orders immediately upon receiving your purchase order. Also, as there is no minimum order quantity for stock colours, it allows you to add more colours to your PO with orders ready for dispatch in approximately six weeks. If you can’t find your colours in our stocks, we can dye them. They come in 70m rolls & take approx six to eight weeks to arrive and must be used up in your production order, meaning you may not be able to add as many colours to your PO.

The ability to process orders quickly is paramount to the success of most brands. 

Read more about this on our Fabric Page.

We offer a low MOQ of 300 pieces per bulk order, for example, 150 bikini sets, 30 pieces per style and three pieces per size, colour and print. There is no limit to the number of designs, colours, and sizes you can combine in your collection.

Mixing some of your own custom designs with some of our ready-to-order ones, the MOQ remains the same.

Designs in more than 2 fabrics or over three colourways we don’t accept.

We accept PayPal, Bank Transfer or Payoneer. Payoneer allows you to pay using Visa Master Card or Amex.

Samples are normally paid via PayPal in full & bulk POs by bank transfer, with a 50% deposit to start and a 50% balance when goods are ready for dispatch.

We were awarded this facility due to our compliance with all of the rules and regulations set down by the Indonesian government regarding the treatment of employees. This includes offering free medical insurance to each employee, their spouses and up to three children, including doctor visits, prescribed medication & hospitalizations. 

Owning this licence saves us 35% import tax when importing fabrics, which all other Bali Swim producers must pay, adding a large cost to your production invoices.

Read more about this in Tax-Free & Ethics.

Incorporating imported high-grade recycled fabrics in plain colours, approx costs for bikini bottoms $12.00, Bikini Tops $12.50, and one-piece swimmers $19.00. Requesting your designs in digital prints, add 2 USD for tops & bottoms & 4 USD for one-piece swimmers.

Yes. Our prices are all-inclusive with non-branded accessories & one Heat press logo pressed to the inside back of each article.

For accessories with custom branding, we invoice separately.

Read more about how to accessorize your Swimwear.

We have always been committed to being as ethical and environmentally friendly as possible. Our fabrics are almost 100% recycled and sustainably produced, reducing your brand’s carbon footprint by as much as 80% in manufacturing. We source these materials from high-end suppliers such as REPREVE in the United States, Carvico & ECONYL in Italy, and Power-Fit from Korea. The fabrics we provide are all OEKTEX and GRS certified. 

Also, all packaging is 100% biodegradable cassava bags and dyes from DYSTAR in Germany or Huntsman in the United States for all packaging.

Read more on our Sustainability Page.

We offer free medical insurance to our employees, including their spouses and up to three children. This covers all doctors & hospital visits & any medication or surgery required. We pay 13 months’ salary a year, allowing staff to take two months’ wages when taking their main break. We also pay for one freshly cooked meal daily, one glass of fresh juice & vitamin supplements.

We contribute monthly to Bali Street Mums, a charity that seeks to help mothers and their children who scavenge for their livelihood from garbage dumps and begging. In particular, children are vulnerable to sex traffickers & misery. Kim, the organizer from New Zealand, runs the safe houses, where children are taught reading and writing skills before enrollment in an Indonesian school. Children & mothers receive free health care, toiletries, new clothing & a roof over their heads. You may contact Kim at +642102997784

Read more on our Ethics page.

Sampling

We offer the fastest sample turnaround times, starting from just 3 days.

Requests for colours/prints to be imported + 2-3 weeks.

Read more about timelines in Sampling.

Ready to order

2 X Wholesale

Sampling fees are credited back against your deposit when you place a bulk PO, making samples FREE!

Custom designs

2 X Wholesale + $30 management fee

Management fees will be credited back against your deposit when you place a bulk PO.

Yes. We are Bali’s largest manufacturer of custom-made Swimwear manufacturing for approx 200 swimwear brands a year. We run over 50 sample specialists handling, on average, 30 new custom designs daily. Patterns are created using state-of-the-art 2D auto CAD digital software, with each sample produced by one specialist machinist. Custom-designed Swimwear is our speciality.

Read more about Custom Swimwear.

There is no guarantee that we can reproduce your designs exactly as you expected. However, in most cases, we get your samples near perfect the first time. If the samples arrive & are visibly different from your handover, remakes are normally free. Small edits are handled using our digital 2D AutoCAD pattern-making software.

See our Size Guide page.

Once you have agreed on your prices and approved your samples, fill in a Bulk Order Form & send it back to us. If this does not work for you, send your bulk order in any way that suits you.

With all your fabrics & branded accessory requests in our hands, orders are normally dispatched in 6 weeks.
We first produce your heat presses & branded accessories, & import any plain or printed fabrics not in our stock.
If you prioritize any artwork, custom branding, or printing requests whilst your samples are on the go, you save weeks or more on your production timeline. Once we have your order & all fabrics in plain or print & any

 

See some examples of bulk orders here.

We work with international body sizes plotted in 2D AUTOCAD. 

We recommend checking our Size Guide to ensure they fit the market you’re selling to. We generally work from XS to 2XL.

See our Size Guide

Printing & Plain Dyeing

Yes, we do. Among our most requested services is digital printing on nylon. It takes a bit longer to produce, but with the results far superior to anything printed in Bali, it’s worth it. The MOQ is one roll or 70 meters, which produces approx. 200 Bikinis or 100 bikini sets

Allow five to six weeks for the print and delivery process. 

We print overseas using MS Italian machines

Yes. We print on Polyester using a process known as sublimation printing. Printing on poly does not produce the same quality or softness as digital printing on nylon. It looks good & feels quite nice, but over time, all sublimation prints will fade as the colours are heat-pressed onto the top of the fabric.

We print overseas as the quality is better than printing in Bali. If you don’t have the time to wait, we print in Bali using REPREVE® PL from the US, which is far softer than what others use, Vita PL from Italy.

Sublimation printing is fast, takes a few days and is an ideal solution for those short on time.

Yes, we can. We dye colour rolls based on 70m lots. One roll produces around 200 bikinis or 100 sets, which can be too much for some buyers, making selecting from our stock colours the most popular choice for most brands.

Custom colours must be used in full in your bulk purchase order. 

Allow 5 to 6 weeks to land in Bali.

Fabrics & Colours

Our most popular plain colour fabric is Reclaim Prime. This fabric was developed to replace Vita from Carvico because the time required to import from Italy is much longer. Both fabrics offer excellent body-enhancing properties, are Eco-certified, and are almost identical in texture & hand feel. The major difference is that we hold more colours in stock in Reclaim Prime. If you want to add any colours any fabrics from Italy, such as Vita, these can be added to our bi-weekly flights from Italy.

See the fabrics we offer.

Yes, we hold the largest stocks of imported recycled fabrics in Bali, approx 85 best-selling trending colours, 50,000 meters in total. There are two major advantages to choosing stock colours. Firstly, you can add as many colours as you like to your PO, as stocks don’t have a MOQ & secondly, your orders will be produced much faster, not having to wait for colours to be imported.

See our Stock Colours

No. Stock fabrics are imported roll-based, so our customers don’t have to wait weeks for fabrics to be imported, allowing us to start their production orders as soon as they send over a PO

Yes, as long as they are synthetic. Only US, Italian, Spanish, Australian, and Chinese imports are allowed. We must import the fabrics, manufacture the Swimwear and export them to any overseas destination.

Yes, we offer both. Fabric swatch packs & starter packs can be found in our shop.

Grabbing any pack is a great way to get started, costing little & allowing you to know much more with actual fabrics and Swimwear in your hands.

Shop Fabric or Starter Packs

Ready-To-Order Designs

We produce two collections of Swimwear a year assembled from some of our latest bestselling styles & our knowledge of what will trend in the following year.

Download the 2024 Ready-to-Order Catalogue

Yes. We add your brand logo as a heat press or cutaway label to the inside and back of each article. We also add your hygienic liners, metal tags, packaging & so on.

 

Yes, many of our clients work this way. You can add your selected designs to this form and send it to us, or work in any format you prefer, like Excel.

 

Branding & Accessories

Yes, almost all Swimwear has one branded heat press pressed into the inside back of each article. Accessories, such as metal clips, hygienic liners, heat presses & packaging, can be branded on request.

Read more about Accessories & hardware.

We work in Vector format in EPS, PDF, CDR, or JPEG, 300 dpi, repeatable, and to scale. If this is an issue, please send us what you have, and our graphics team will see if they can assist.

Sometimes, we can; it depends on what you’re seeking & whether we have a producer to match your request. Send us what you need, and we will let you know what’s possible.

Dispatch & Delivery

Yes, via FedEx or DHL. Once your order has been shipped, we’ll provide a tracking number.

Take note. To ensure your samples & production orders are insured against damage and courier costs, we add 2% to the value of your goods. In rare cases, there may be issues such as wet or broken boxes or missing items, for which we will not be responsible.

Yes, freight is payable by the customer, usually using our DHL account.

Alternatively, you can use your own courier account.

 

In most cases, yes. It all depends on your country’s regulations. You may contact your local DHL office, who will be able to inform you.

You can send them to us using a courier account with a tracking number & signature on delivery, or we can pick them up using our company’s DHL account.

Never use EMS or postal services; they can take weeks to arrive.

Read more in Dispatch & Delivery.

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