Get to know our fabrics!
Posted on February 04 2020
We offer an array of fabrics. They range from lower cost to premium designer fabrics. Our fabrics are always washed and dried prior to manufacturing.
All of our printed fabric is imported designer fabrics. They are designed by artists and printed to order with eco ink. We chose this route so we have an endless supply of popular patterns. These fabrics are printed on a sport polyester /lycra blend fabric. This fabric maintains it's colour in both chlorine and salt water. It's thicker so it doesn't go see through like other fabrics and it maintains it's shape. You won't find it pilling as much when you sit on the edge of a pool or on other rough surfaces. Though it is always recommended to be careful! It also has SPF properties.
We offer two different fibre blends with our "regular fabrics". Our poly/lycra which is 80% polyester and 20% lycra. This is the same blend as our premium fabrics. We charge less as we are able to source this fabric in Canada! It holds up the same as our premium fabric, and is therefore of higher quality.
The second type is 80% Nylon and 20% Spandex. This is a more traditional swimwear fabric. It's cool to the touch, quick drying and offers more "slouchy" styles. You will want to be careful when sitting on rough surfaces as this can cause "pilling" of the fabric. Excessive stretching or pulling on this fabric can cause it to distort and not return to it's original shape. We recommend laying it flat to dry. Most of our textured prints are nylon/spandex also.
Our newest addition! Made of 78% recycled nylon and 22% spandex. It's slightly thicker than our traditional nylon fabric, still cool to the touch! It's a little pricey but we love that it's recycled! You should still be careful on rough surfaces and we recommend laying your suit flat to dry!