Short videos on sampling
We manufacture your sample requests in one size, most commonly size S with up to 12 designs per request & most commonly will be dispatched in max 4 weeks.
Requests for over 12 designs, or requests for other size runs require additional time & dependant on how busy we are, may or may not be possible. Contact us via email with your requests
We pattern & grade according to international body measurements. See our size guide.
We charge for each sample twice our estimated wholesale price + a management fee of $30 USD per style.
Example – a swimwear bottom priced at $10 USD will be charged 2 X $10 + $ 30 = $50.00
The prices offered are all-inclusive to the finished articles. Accessories such as metal clips, hygienic liners & so on are all included non-branded*. Samples are individually packed into Bio-degradable bags, dispatched via courier to any overseas address
The cost to send up to 12 samples overseas via FedEx is approx. $70 to $100 USD.
Selecting plain fabrics for your samples
Selecting to use the fabric of your choice using any colour we have to hand will be faster than requesting colours that are not in stock & have to be imported in (we can easily import the correct colours in in 2-meter sections)
Add 3-4 week into to your sampling time line.
Adding printed fabrics to sampling
We offer two ways to print
1. We print digitally overseas on REPREVE, a recycled Nylon fabric – + 3 weeks to your time line
2. We print via sublimation in Bali on Vita PL, a recycled Italian polyester – Print time max 3 working days.
Digitally printed Nylon fabric is far softer than Vita PL, offering deeper richer tones.
Whilst fabrics are being printed, we work on your patterns.
Read more on your print options here
We run a team of 20 speciality sample sewers, all with more than 10 years’ experience constructing & assembling premium grade Swim & Active-wear collections. Once you’re all clear on your prices & paid up, we get started on your patterns digitally using our auto CAD software. You’re now be introduced to your swimwear specialist, who will go over your collection with you to ensure all is crystal clear on what you’re expecting. In approx. 4 weeks your samples will be packed & -readied for FedEx to be flown to your home address, approx. 7-10 working days transit.
Once you have your samples in hand & had a chance to try them on & go over all, then it’s here that we set up an online video call, discussing any design/s you feel are not exactly as per your handover. Simple edits we revise using the digital software & then for anything other we remake, in most cases free of charge (as long as you’re not making changes to your original handover.
We handle patterns digitally using our computerized 2D AUTO-Cad Plotter & software. Working digitally is a dream compared to paper patterns. Over many years we have saved thousands of shapes in our digital library, meaning any design you supply will have already been made & graded. All we do is make some edits to any approved design matching your request, save as your name & your patterns done.
A good example of working digitally would be the first collection we made for Victoria’s Secret. The hand over was easily understood, only photos & screen shots with no measurements, which we then produced 12 samples from. From these, 9 were selected & moved directly to production.
With a good clear handover your collection can experience the same, all depends on the handover we receive.
We do not require complex tech packs, with the majority of designs sent as screen shots, front & back images with notes on changes to be implemented. Working digitally allows us to make edits to any shape in minutes rather than hours.
Edits & Remakes
Should any samples require edits, then the following is true.
1. Samples requiring only slight edits. These are reworked digitally on our 2D Auto-CAD, not remade. We can hold an online video call if you request, to go over the changes.
2. Obvious errors are most commonly misunderstandings from your hand over. In most cases we remake free of charge.
3. You’re requesting changes to be made that were not clearly marked on your hand over or you’re requesting to make changes to your original request, $30 USD + 2 X estimate price.
Quality control is one of the most important part of the manufacture of swimwear. We run three sections of QC
1. Checks for loose threads or any tiny blemishes
2. Ensure fits & grades are as precise as possible
3. Each piece is checked under magnifiers & white lights for any blemishes before dispatch.
Once we have approved your samples, we add the branded fabric hang tags & pack individually into a BIO-degradable bag, dispatched via FedEx to any overseas address.
Your samples arrive clearly labelled showing code, colour & size. Do not remove until they have been approved.
Samples are dispatched via FedEx or DHL – 7 to 10 working days to your door.
Read more about Dispatch & Delivery
i. Samples are constructed assembled using machines geared to handle just one task, to the completed article.
ii. We use a small heat press machine for your samples which allows us to make one by one. You may notice some small cracking or flaking. For production, we use larger higher-grade machines & import in from overseas.
iii. *Branded accessories are priced independently of your sample price & will be invoiced separately
iv. You may also select to pick up your samples using your own courier account or by hand.