About Us

Hi! My name is Mel and I'm the founder of Beefcake Swimwear. 

With a background in book publishing and nonprofit administration, creating an apparel company was (and continues to be) a pretty wild endeavor! In 2015 I began working with local, professional designers and manufacturers to create and refine prototypes, and in the spring of 2017, we raised $35,496 on Kickstarter to get Beefcake Swimwear into production! 

When you purchase a Beefcake swimsuit, you're getting a garment that is custom-printed and sewn in Portland, Oregon. Your suit gets inspected and packaged by me, and taken to the post office by me or my fantastic wife. And that's the whole company! We aren't ordering thousands of suits that will sit in a warehouse, which means way less waste. 

I am so stoked to help folks with bodies of all shapes and sizes and genders to feel strong and attractive--to feel like beefcakes!