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Bulk Production

After you went through the sample stage and approved the shape, fit, construction, stitching method and all the other details, this is where you start planning your bulk order.

We offer two ways to order bulk production, automatically via our online shop, or using traditional ‘manual’ ordering methods. Our monthly capacity is about 25,000 pieces in-house.

The Flow of Manufacturing

How To Do Bulk Production

Shop (Ready Design)

Easiest & quickest way to order. Order ready designs only with standard customization as displayed in our innovative shop.

Recommended for startups who wants to enter the market quickly or have a limited budget.

  • Samples
    • No MOQ
    • Lead time: 3 days (in-stock fabrics)
    • Cost: 2-3X Bulk Price
      Example: $12.95 x 2 = $25.90

    Bulk
    • MOQ: 100/order, 20/style & color, 1/size
    • Lead time: 4-8 weeks
MANUAL (READY DESIGN + CUSTOM DESIGN)

Ready Design
Customize our ready designs further than the shop, using any colors or combinations or custom prints that you seek.

Custom Design
Develop your own designs from scratch. Simply send us screenshots + notes or tech packs and we take it from there. Feel free to borrow elements from our range.

Mix & Match
Combine some custom designs with some ready designs.

  • Samples
    • No MOQ
    • Lead time: 3 days (in-stock fabrics)
    • Ready Design Cost: 2-3X Bulk Price
      Example: $12.95 x 2 = $25.90
    • Custom Design Cost: 2X Bulk Price + $39 Fee (refunded with bulk order)
      Example: $12.95 x 2 + $39 = $64.95 during sampling.
      When bulk order is placed $39 is refunded and final cost is only $25.90
  • Bulk
    • MOQ: 250/order, 20/style & color, 1/size
    • Lead time: Confirm at order
MOQ Examples

For Shop (Ready Design) is minimum 100pcs/order, for Manual (Ready Design + Custom Design) is 250pcs/ order.

To reach the MOQ, you could order 40 tops, 40 bottoms and 20 one pieces for shop or for manual 100 tops, 100 bottoms and 50 one pieces as illustrated below:

You can also as an example mix Women’s Swim, Men’s Swim and Women’s Active to reach our MOQ. We count the pieces together. Below another example of how you could reach MOQ 250.

MOQ per style and color

Our MOQ per style and color or print is 20pcs.

Example if you want to order a bikini top in pink, sand and leopard print, you have to order at least 20 pcs of each color or print.

MOQ per size (only for manual orders)

Our MOQ per size is 3 pieces for manual orders. (MOQ for shop is 1 piece as long as you reach the 20pcs MOQ for style and color)

As an example you would need to order minimum 3 of each size you want your bikini top in. If you want your blue bikini top in a size range of XS-L, then you can order 3XS, 7S, 7M, and 3L. You can order more however you like, and use any size range you prefer, but for whatever size you choose, you need to order at least 3 pieces.

 
Bulk Manual Order Guidance

Download Bulk Order Form ↓

If you want to order manually, you can order our full Ready Design range, tweak some of our Ready Designs, order your own Custom Designs, or mix a range of them together. Please use our order forms for manual processing.

This is the Bali Swim bulk order form and below you’ll find instructions on how to fill it in. If you got any questions at all – feel free to click the chat button in the bottom right corner or write to your assigned rep via email.

Column 1: Style Code
This is simply a short code for your style. E.g, If my brand was called Super Swim and this is my first style, I may call it SS01.

Column 2: Style Name or Note
Give your particular style a name. It’s not a must, but can be helpful to describe the style to yourself and us, your manufacturer. Note, could be a comment on the design or a detail for the sample order.

Column 3: Bum Coverage
Only for Ready Designs – mark down the bum coverage you like: full, medium or cheeky.

Column 4: Outside Fabric
Do you want the sample in Bali Swim fabric? Carvico VITA? Bali Swim Corduroy REPREVE? See our fabrics here.

Column 5: Color/Print
If this is your first Custom Design sample and you want to develop fit then we suggest making it in white or black. If it’s Ready Design however we can develop it in colors and prints. If so, you must mark down this in this column.

Column 6: Inside Fabric
What fabric do you want on the inside? Most often it’s the same fabric as on the outside. If the outside fabric is a textured fabric however the inside should be flat: E.g. Outside is Carvico Pantelleria and inside is Carvico VITA; or outside is Bali Swim Crinkle, inside Bali Swim Matte. If outside is printed VITA PL then inside is usually Carvico VITA, you are welcome to change the fabric combination depending what fabric you use for the rest of the collection.

Column 7: Inside Color/Print
Inside color is most frequently the same color as the outside. But it can also be a matching tone, e.g. Outside is Carvico Ibiza in Bianco and inside is Bali Swim Matte in White. It’s not very common that you use prints on the inside as it can make the product more expensive.

Column 8: Size
Here you decide how many of each size that you want to order from each style. Our range is set at XXS-XL but you can adjust this to whatever is suitable for you. When ordering please mention if you are using our size chart, or your own. We recommend that you get more sizes in the center of your sizes. E.g. If your range is XS-L you may want to order 5 XS, 7 S, 7 M, 5 L. But remember that this depends on your target market, your fits, etc.

Column 9: Total Qty
For each style and color or print. Remember that for each row in this bulk order form, you must order a minimum of 20pcs – which satisfies our bulk MOQ, like in the example given.

Ready?

Please send your bulk order to [email protected] when completed.

Ready Design (Our Designs, Your Label)

The quickest, easiest and most affordable designs come from our already developed range. You can see them in our catalog or on our shop.

You can order ‘salesman samples’ (samples ready to shoot/display/promote) directly using the fabrics & colors or prints that you want.

LEAD TIME

Shop: 3 days
Manual: 2-4 weeks*

Why use the online shop?
Made in days and free shipping above $200.

Why use manual?
If you want to customize our ready designs further than possible in the shop or if you want to combine with custom designs.

Custom Designs (Your Designs)

LEAD TIME
3-4 weeks* per sample round – expect 2-3** months total

All we need to create your designs are screenshots and notes of any adjustments of designs if any. We recommend having a look at our Ready Design range, you can take blocks or ideas from that in combination with inspiration elsewhere. That’s the most efficient way for a non-designer to get what you want in short a short time.

For Custom Design we’ll often create a ‘fit sample’ in white or black color (to secure the fit). Most samples are approved on their first round. But if it’s not approved we’ll revise it. Alongside your fit sample we’ll make a second sample copy which we call a ‘keeping sample’. The keeping sample is already included in our sample fees. This means you do not need to return any samples to us for revision or for bulk production approval which saves us all time, effort and shipping costs. After fit is ready, we can make samples in the colors or prints

Note to designers
We accept DXF (Gerber/AutoCAD) and DGS file formats for CAD. Your own format for tech packs are also very welcome.

* Using non-Bali Stock fabrics adds 3-4 weeks to sample lead time and might add extra costs. Current conditions apply to all lead times including fabric availability, current load, holidays and other variables. Exact lead times will be confirmed directly to you when you order.

** Sample stage will start when we confirm your payment in our Bali Swim account.

Please also expect an additional lead time with every sample revision.

Ready Design Or Custom Design Or Mix?

We recommend that startup brands doing their first season use Ready Designs for 100% or a majority of their collection. This leaves more time and energy to focus more on the establishment, marketing and development of the brand rather than design development. This is especially true if this is your first business or if you have little or no experience in fashion design or fashion generally.

If you are on a slim startup budget – go with our shop. There are no development costs, frequent discounts and combined with free shipping it can really add up to some major savings. The shop also has a low MOQ of 100 for bulk orders.