FAQ'S

Got Questions About Sustainable Swimwear, Sizes or Design Your Own? We Got Answers

Sustainable Swimwear

What Is Sustainable Swimwear?

Well, Sustainability means different things to different people but let me tell you about our Sustainable Swimwear.
We make swimwear from beautiful fabrics imported from Italy.
Don’t you think those Italians are always so well dressed? Making the rest of us look like a fright?
Annnnnnyways, the Italians, they make the beautiful Lycra and have been doing that for ages, and on the side they were figuring out how to make Lycra from recycled plastic, so now, those Italians are well dressed, smart and doing good for the planet.
What chance do the rest of us have? I mean come on!

And Why Are You Making It Now?

Yes, good question.

Up until now Sustainable Swimwear fabrics have only really been available to brands who order enormous quantities of it. It’s also a little bit more expensive than regular Lycra ( a cost we are happy to wear… get it… wear) Now that Sustainable Swimwear fabric has become “mainstream” we are able to buy it and produce our swimwear with it too. FINALLY.

What makes this Swimwear so Sustainable?

Here is a REALLY simplified version of what happens
Humans use plastic items for every day items from pens to razors to plastic bags and bottles and It’s a sad fact that a LOT of this plastic end up in our oceans.
Theres an army of people who fish it out, they are literally saints. They pass it onto some magicians who process it, perform some kind of magic on it and spin it into yarn.
This is then woven into the fabric we use to print on to make your swimwear.

Is Sustainable Swimwear fabric good quality?

Of course! Do you think the Italians would substitute quality?
No, of course not. Wellllllll…. maybe,  my dad used to say FIAT was an acronym for Fix It Again Tony.
Allora, the quality is amazing, just as amazing as the OG Lycra that we know and love.

How do I care for my Sustainable Swimwear?

The same as you would for any other swimwear. NEVER, EVER put it in the washing machine. EVER.
Hand wash cool water, dry in shade.
Easy.

Does Sustainable Swimwear fit the same?

Yes, sustainable swimwear fabric is exactly the same fit as regular lycra. In fact, if you want us to get all technical on you, it’s actually “flatter” so it sits on the body a little better.
Class dismissed.

Does Sustainable Swimwear stretch or fade?

All swimwear stretches. The good stuff (like the stuff we use, has 4 way stretch) it snaps back into place after being worn. Over time all swimwear will stretch after use, however we still have pieces from our first collection that are in excellent shape. Prints are still vivid too.

The new Sustainable fabric we are using is just as good as regular Lycra so you can expect it to last.

Size & Fit

How do I find the right swimwear for me?

Ok, so here’s the thing that’s going to shock you.
We don’t think you should buy swimwear based on “trends”
We believe you should buy swimwear on what makes you feel good.
If you are loving life in a one piece in a wild print, go for it. If you are more of a teeny tiny bikini kinda girl, thats great. Whatever you feel good in is alright with us.
To find the right fit, we have developed some new size information tools in each style. Go and click through the image gallery for the style you are looking at and you will find a line drawing of the style with measurements to help you make the best decision. if you need to, go and grab a measuring tape or a ruler and measure out your most comfy bra and undies. You cant go wrong with that.

Do you offer a custom fitting service?

We are always happy to help where we can. Please contact us and we will spend as much time as you need working with you to find the style and size you are after.

I’d like to buy one of your styles but it’s out of stock can you make it in my size?

Well, the short answer is maybe. We have changed our business model from producing one large shipment a year to being more agile and able to re produce styles if there is a demand for it.
If a style you like is out of stock and offered on “back order” you should absolutely order it and we will ship it to you as soon as we receive it (4 weeks maximum, if its any longer we will update you)
If a style you like is out of stock and no backorder is available you should get on the waitlist. If we have enough people on the waitlist we will bring it back. You will be notified by email and be given the first opportunity to order it.

Design Your Own Swimwear

How does your custom swimwear work? How long does it take to get my custom swimwear? What do I need to do to order custom swimwear

Our Design Your Own Swimwear/ DYO/ Custom Swimwear works like this.. we have a limited number of styles available for you to DYO.
It’s as simple as deciding which fabric and which style you want. You pay for your order as though its in stock and then we get a notification that you have ordered a custom swimsuit. We put your order into our production pipeline and as soon as its ready we ship it to your door.
The turn around time for production is generally 4 weeks (sometimes less) and depending on where you are in the world, it will take anywhere from 3-10 days to get to you.

What if the print I want is out of stock can you still make it?

Drop us a line and see when its coming back in.

Can I return my Custom Swimwear?

All DYO and Custom Made Swimwear is non returnable unless faulty.