We run a team of 20 speciality sample sewers, all with more than 10 years’ experience constructing & assembling premium grade Swim & Active-wear collections. We are highly skilled producing custom-made swimwear according to individual requests. If you want to be iconic & individual, then custom made designs will produce the greatest impact.
If you require guidance when it comes to designing then we have made a collection of best sellers in our Ready to Go catalogue. Simply select the ones you love, maybe make some edits as well as mix them up with your own custom designs. See our Ready to Designs.
First things first. You need to send us your handover of designs to be priced. You can go here to see how to forward your designs to us.
Once received, we price your collection. It’s now that you can fill in our Sample Request Form, adding your designs, codes fabrics & size request. You’re now ready to start in sampling.
It’s here that the magic begins. Our team will now get cracking on your collection to make those dreams of owning your own sustainable swimwear brand, come true.
1. Its far better to send us your artwork for your heat press logo at the start of sampling. For sampling best in black or white. We will then brand your samples as below. You can read more on how we heat press here.
2. Whilst we are in the process of manufacturing your samples, hang tags, hygiene liners, packaging etc will be discussed.
Samples are constructed in a dedicated sampling studio. Each design is assembled using machines geared to handle just one task, section per section to the completed article.
Patterns are produced digitally using our computerized 2D AUTO-Cad Plotter & software. Working digitally is a dream compared to paper patterns. We have thousands of designs pre-graded that can be selected as basic blocks to your design request. The selected patterns are then edited according to your exact handover & saved as your name or brand.
A good example of working digitally would be the first collection we made for Victoria’s Secret. The handover they supplied was precise, shapes but no measurements, just visually clear images. We then produced 12 designs for them & 9 were selected. These went to sampling & were all approved first time around, with only very slight revisions, which we edited on our 2D AUTO-Cad Plotter.
Many brands now using screen shots & adding notes for changes, experience the same.
We do not require complex tech packs. The majority of designs are 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. If you have a tech-packs, they are also fine.
During sample development, any hang tags, hygiene liners, packaging etc needs your attention. We can assist with layout. Will speed your bulk orders along by weeks.
Samples are constructed in a dedicated sampling studio. Each & every design is assembled using machines geared to handle just one task, section per section to the completed article.
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 style we will have almost the identical saved & graded. Once we identify the nearest shape to yours, this is dragged down onto the screen to be edited & saved.
A good example of working digitally would be the first collection we made for Victoria’s Secret. The hand over supplied was precise, no measurements, but very clear imagery which we then produced 12 designs. From these, 9 were selected with only minor revisions.
With a good clear handover most brands experience the same.
We do not require complex tech packs. The majority of designs are 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. If you have a tech-packs, then they are also fine.
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 them 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. Chargeable. $30 usd + 2 X estimate price.
We charge 2X estimated wholesale + a management fee of $30 USD per style.
Example – a swimwear bottom @$10 becomes 2 x $10 + $30 = $50.00.
Prices offered are all-inclusive to the finished articles. Accessories such as metal clips, hygienic liners & so on are all included. Samples are individually packed into Bio-degradable bags, dispatched via courier to any overseas address
Sending samples to you using our FedEx or DHL account $70 to $100 usd up to 12 samples. You may select to pick up your samples using your own account.
Selecting Stock or Fabric to be Imported
Sampling with Custom Prints
We print both digitally in China on recycled American Nylon fabrics & also via sublimation in Bali using recycled Italian Vita polyester. Sampling is printed in 2m sections.
Digital printing being superior with deeper richer tones, requires 2 weeks to print. Vita poly in Bali, just a day or two. We start on your digital prints as a priority. Whilst they are printing, we make your patterns & then finally make your samples from the actual printed fabrics.
Read more on your print options here
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. ensures fits & grades are exactly as requested
3. each piece is checked under magnifiers & white lights
Quality approved samples have their branded fabric hangers attached & packed 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.
Up to 12 designs made in one size set, for example, all size S. - 4-6 weeks
Requesting more than 12 designs, or to be made in more than one size set, requires additional time.
Sampling often takes more time than production. *
*Production orders are mostly despatched 4 weeks from your PO & fabrics in our hands.
Sizes are graded to body measurements. See our size chart.
Samples are dispatched via FedEx or DHL - 7 to 10 working days to your door.
Read more about Dispatch & Delivery
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