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How are Beefcake swimsuits made?

Posted by Mel Wells on

How are Beefcake swimsuits made?

Beefcake Swimwear swimsuits are made in the USA! Specifically in Portland, Oregon, at a woman-owned manufacturer. Our fabric comes from Italy, but all the magic happens in PDX.

Our manufacturer uses a technique called sublimation printing, which means the inks turn into gas under the influence of heat and combines with the material. The color will never fade or crack, even after multiple washings. Every swimsuit is individually printed on white polyester (if you ever had paper dolls, it looks a little like their clothes).

After being printed, each piece of the suit is cut out. These get sewn together, with binding added around the arms and neckline and a thin silicone strip sewn into the leg openings. As of April 2018, each suit is fully lined in the front.

We're proud to be offering ethically manufactured swimwear and to be supporting our neighbors (often literally--Portland is smaller than you'd think). Thanks for being a part of this! 

 


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