FAQs

SAMPLES

WHAT’S THE EASIEST WAY TO GET STARTED?

We require two things. One, your choice of shapes or you choose from our “Ready to Go 2019 collection” in the attached PDF. Two, your choice of fabric in either plain or digital print. Once we have received, within two to three working days we will send you your estimated prices. Further down the line, we will discuss with you such issues as heat press, hygienic stickers & packaging. It’s here that we require your artwork for hygienic stickers, clips & any bespoke bags (if required). We also can assist you in layout for a small fee. It’s normally quite straight forward.

Your hand over of shapes can be sent to us as a web link, photos front & back, tech packs or the real samples.  We have hundreds of styles in our CAD 2D library, so chances are we have a shape that’s close to your style you’re looking for.

 

WHAT’S THE AVERAGE COST?

We charge 2 X your estimated price plus $30.00 USD sample fee whether you choose from our shapes or yours. Cost to sample 10 Swim styles, approx. $550-$750.00 USD (does not Inc. additional charges for DHL, print sample meters etc.)

On average a double sided plain Bikini Top in ECO Recycled Italian Vita $14.50 USD, with a Bikini bottom, $13.00 USD, & a one-piece swimmer, $22.00 USD. For anything printed digitally add any bikini piece, + $2.50 USD with any one Piece + $4.00 USD.

 

HOW LONG WILL THIS TAKE?

Once your requested fabrics are ordered & landed into Bali, or if you’re working from our fabric stocks, then approx. 4-6 weeks to cut & sew, in a poly bag, sent to you. It’s worth noting that we always handle fabrics at the start of your sampling as this can take around four weeks to organize. Fit samples are made using any same type available fabric we have, or should you prefer, using the correct colors made into the first samples, & always remember, takes 3-4 weeks to import any fabrics, plain or print.

 

DO YOU ORGANISE MY SAMPLE FABRICS?

We can or you can. If you’re going to handle, then the contact details to order, are listed below. You may also request colour cards from Carvico or Eclipse. Fabric swatches, in the main, we hold stocks in office, so please request accordingly. If you’re from AU, then Eclipse is the easiest & cheapest way to procure any colour card or swatch. Other nations, then you need to speak to the designated person depending upon your hemisphere.

If you want us to organize, then we require the fabric name, colour & code & how many meters each, normally three per colour, so that we always have enough fabric to hand for any remakes/revisions, etc. VITA® & BRISTOL® rib from Italy are the most requested plain fabrics, with REPREVE® from the US for digital prints, both being recycled.

 

HOW TO ORDER THE ACTUAL COLOUR BOOKS & FABRIC SAMPLES?

The colour books you must write to the below yourself to request. For the swatches we have mostly all in house & can forward to you.
For Asia Pacific customers, Miss Elsa, elsa@carvico-jlom.com.hk Northern hemisphere customers USA & Europe, Miss Giada g.fumagalli@carvico.com .They will provide you with color cards of the fabric of your choice www.carvico.com.

Also, you may request, for AU residents www.eclipsetextiles.com.au who carry all of the Carvico fabrics, but beware that some of their fabrics they import from unknown sources, meaning to ensure the swatches you request are branded as Made in Italy by Carvico.

 

MAY I REQUEST A SKYPE OR PHONE CALL?

Yes, we encourage this. However, only once we have received your shape hand over & fabric choices. We will then price & if agreeable, we will set up a SKYPE or WhatsApp call. Our mission is to see your brand a success, not only to gain orders. We want to work with you for years to come, not just one off orders.

 

DO YOU HANDLE DIGITAL PRINTING?

Yes, we do. Nowadays we mostly digitally print on high grade recycled fabrics from the U.S. see here www.repreve.com, We require all artwork to be in high resolution, 300 dpi, in PNG, TIFF, Ai, CDR or PSD & repeatable, in Vector Format. If you’re unclear on prints, send over what you have & we will tell you what we can do, additional costs etc.

BULK WHOLESALE ORDERS

WHAT’S THE MOQ, Minimum Order Quantity?

Any P.O. (Purchase Order) is 1,000 PCs, 100 PCs each style, up to three color ways & 10 PCs any size, color & code. A typical order would be 3 bottoms, 5 tops & 2 one piece swimmers. Yours may be completely different. For top up orders we accept 500 PCs total, 100 per style.

 

WHAT DO YOU REQUIRE TO START BULK?

We simply require that you send us back the approved samples so we can compare to first cuts in production. Then a deposit 50%. Balance 50% when goods are ready for dispatch. All goods sold ex- factory. NOTE: Some of our regular clients will make two sets of approved samples, one for them & one for us. This is completely your choice. If you choose just one set then you must send that back to us before we cut bulk wholesale orders.

HOW LONG WILL MY PRODUCTION TAKE?

As we import mostly all plain fabrics from Italy, & handle prints from overseas, as well as importing all the accessories you require like branded metal tags, Bio-degradable zip lock bags for packaging, elastic & more besides, all from top vendors globally, allow approx. 4 weeks to land into Bali. Then around 6 to 8 weeks for manufacturing depending on complexity. We will inform you before you pay your deposit your expected date for delivery.

 

CAN WE VISIT YOUR FACTORY?

Yes, for sure, we encourage it. Let us know the best date & time & we will book you in. You will show you all the departments for example, sampling, production, quality control, packaging, dispatch & so on & meet the team, that’s the biggest bonus. Mornings are best for us by far, Monday to Friday

 

DO YOU ORGANISE THE BRANDED HANG TAGS FROM CARVICO, ECONYL & REPREVE?

Yes, we do this free of charge, you will receive branded tags when you manufacture your collection with fabric using Carvico or REPREVE®, attached to each piece. The ECONYL® tags if required, you must contact them. We will assist. Their email is beatrice.padovani@aquafil.com

 

WHY IS IT THAT ONLY YOU CAN IMPORT FABRIC FREELY WITHOUT TAX AND DUTY?

Simply put, we are an approved Government trading Company following all the manpower regulation & support our staff well over the required minimums. No other garment company in Bali has such a license paying 50% extra on their fabric landed costs.

ETHICS

We employ around 100 full time personnel. All are entitled to join our medical insurance plan free of charge. This covers not just each employee, but also their spouse & up to three children. All medical treatments, visits to the doctors & prescription medicine as well as any specialist they may need to see are covered free of charge.

None of our employees are paid under the minimum legal wage. In the main, our staff receive at least twice the minimum wage and in many cases much more. All our employees receive 13 months wages a year, so a double wage for their yearly bonus.

ARE YOUR DYES ECO CERTIFIED?

Yes, we have all the Eco certification should you request. It clearly shows that no banned substances were used in the dyeing process of any fabric. If you request, we will send to you.

SHIPPING

DO YOU ORGANIZE SHIPPING TO MY HOME OR BUSINESS ADDRESS?

Yes, we do. For samples, paid via PayPal & sent via DHL. For bulk orders sent by air cargo with payments made via Bank transfer. We work with all parties concerned to the point that your order is safely in your hands. Our vested interest is in you receiving your goods, well made & on time.

WHAT WE GIVE BACK

For every 100 pieces we manufacturer for you, we protect 100 square meters of virgin rainforest in Kalimantan Indonesia for 25 years. Therefore, if you purchase 1,000 PCs we will protect 1,000 sq. meters of forest. You will receive a Certificate in your company name showing the amount of forest you protected. Further, we are assisting in the building of a Rainforest Observation Center where people can go & see the forest in its primordial state. This is an ongoing project that we intend to expand as time goes on. Please go to www.vividkalimantan.com for more info.

THANK YOU
Questions?
 info@swimwearbali.com