How are Beefcake swimsuits made?

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 like paper doll clothes).


After being printed, each piece of the suit is cut out. These get sewn together, with binding added around the arms and neckline. 

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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