FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I'M NEW TO SWIMWEAR AND RUNNING MY OWN BUSINESS. DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS?
Grab our Starter Kit including our book 'How To Start A Swimwear Line'. The kit and book covers manufacturing, marketing, pricing, sales strategies, the swimwear industry, planning/production ideas, a template business plan for swimwear and much more.
MINIMUM ORDER QUANTITY
MOQs FOR SAMPLES? MOQs for PRINTS?
MOQs FOR BULK?
At 500 pcs (250 sets) and up you get standard prices for bulk production. You can order less, but will pay a bit extra. If you order large quantities, we give you discounts.
MOQ per style/color/print is 20pcs.
You can start small and grow with us.Learn more about our MOQs and flexible pricing volumes 👉Here
MOQ FOR RE-ORDERS (BULK)?
200pcs - if you re-order same styles within 6 months.
HOW LONG TO PRODUCE (LEAD TIMES)?
Samples: 2-4 weeks* (each round)
Bulk production 8-12 weeks*
Shipping: 4-5 business days worldwide (DHL)
Full cycle (start to finish)
2-4 months* (Ready Design)
4-6 months* (Custom Design)
When using imported fabrics add 4-10 weeks on timeline to allow ship time depending which fabric.
*T&Cs apply for all lead times.
Samples $: US$50-100 per shipment
Bulk $: US$1/pcs (+/- 20%)
Sample shipping costs about US$50-100 per shipment depending on how many samples you are developing. Since we offer free keeping samples (we make 1x extra each time) you never need to return samples to us. Bulk production costs around US$1/pc to send, anywhere. So, for 500 pcs - about US$500 to send to you. We can plan shipping so that you have duty-free imports.
HOW MANY CLIENTS ARE YOU WORKING WITH - AND FROM WHERE?
We manufacture for more than 100 swimwear labels worldwide. The majority are based in Australia, US and Europe - but we have clients from all over. Most of these brands we've helped launch and they have grown with us over the years, but we've also taken on established brands wanting to shift their manufacturing to us. Our focus is smaller productions, usually 250-5000 pcs per order.
WHO ARE YOUR CLIENTS?
We have a NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) signed with our clients do not disclose their names, design or any information. But on our homepage and our Google Maps we have a few reviews from our clients who chose to share their experiences working with us.
HOW ARE MY DESIGNS SAFE?
We have a NDA in place. Read the terms here.
Basically it protects your IP (Intellectual Property) such as your name, designs, prints and ideas not to be promoted, sold, published or re-produced by us for own self-gain, another client or related competition.
HOW DO I START? HOW DO I ORDER MY FIRST SAMPLES?
Read short article 👉Here
WHAT SHOULD I BUDGET FOR MY SWIM LINE?
Read short article 👉 Budgeting Your Swim Line - What Does It All Cost?
HOW DO I ORDER BULK/WHOLESALE? WHAT ARE MOQS AND YOUR PRICING?
Read short article 👉Here
DO YOU MAKE: YOGA PANTS, ACTIVEWEAR, MEN'S SWIM?
News: We are currently developing a collection of ready design female activewear: sport bras and tops, yoga pants and shorts. Also, we are developing a small ready design men's swim range. We aim to launch early 2019.
Until then, we do not offer these types.
When launched, you can use these additional items to reach our MOQ.
Example: MOQ 500pcs = 400 pcs female swimwear + 100 pcs yoga pants or 300 pcs female swim + 200 pcs male swim.
DO YOU MAKE: LINGERIE/INTIMATES?
DO YOU WORK WITH: SILK, SATIN, LACE, NEOPRENE?
No. See our available swimwear fabrics.
HOW LONG - TO DEVELOP A PERFECT SAMPLE (CUSTOM DESIGN)?
1-3 months (2-4 rounds) depending on complexity of the styles you are developing and clarity of your tech specs. Included in first sample fee is 1 revision - so that’s 2 rounds already. Additional rounds are charged. Expect 1 or 2 sample fees per sample to finalize the fit.
HOW MUCH - TO DEVELOP A PERFECT SAMPLE (CUSTOM DESIGN)?
About US$150-200 to have it all finished from A-Z (pattern making, grading, sampling). For more details and examples, read our budgeting article.
WHAT FABRICS DO YOU OFFER AND HOW DO THEY DIFFER?
Visit 👉fabrics page
HOW DOES IT WORK WITH PRINTS?
Visit 👉print page
IS BULK PRODUCTION A MUST IF I SAMPLE?
No. There’s no obligation to produce bulk even if you sample with us. You also own your patterns that we develop.
IS YOUR PRODUCTION ETHICAL? SUSTAINABLE?
It's always ethical, and is sustainable when possible. Read more on how in our blog post 'Always Ethical Swimwear Manufacturing'.
CAN WE VISIT YOU IN BALI?
Of course. We have our factory, office and sample room at our main HQ in Canggu. It's 15min from Seminyak, and is the place to be at the moment - full of trendy cafes, hip beach clubs, stunning villas and so on. We can give you some tips. Welcome!
IS THIS INDUSTRY AND BUSINESS NEW TO YOU?
VISIT OUR 👉 HELP CENTER - ARTICLES, ADVICES AND LONGER ANSWERS.