The Materials Behind Our Suits
Every suit we create is a suit made to help women love the body they are in. It is crucial for us then, to create our swimsuits with nothing less than the best. Quality in design, construction, and the material we use in our swimwear is as important to us as it is to our customers. This attention to the finest details as well as meticulous care in every choice we make for a swimsuit is one of the major reasons why our swimsuits stand out from many of the rest.
Without cutting-edge technology, expertise in tailoring, sewing, and superb materials, you cannot create the foundation for a bathing suit made to allow women to feel confident and comfortable no matter where they go.
When we began our mission to create swimsuits that are no longer frustrating, ill-fitting and uncomfortable, we made it part of that mission to use the right materials that would always be soft and durable, so we chose the ultimate in nylon-spandex blends.
What is Nylon?
Nylon is a broad term for a family of synthetic polymers. Nylon (which is also known as Polyamide) is a thermoplastic silky material that can be processed into fibers, films, or shapes. In the case of swimwear, nylon is formed into fibers to be turned into the fabric that is made to withstand both high-intensity athletics, but to withstand many environmental aspects as well.
Nylon is highly resistant to shrinkage, which is especially important when being used in material that will frequently be exposed to water, if not in contact with water all the time it is worn.
Nylon is also a material with very low moisture absorbency so that swimwear remains light and easy to move in when in the water and when drying out. Nylon has an even lower moisture absorbency rate than Polyester, which means it also dries faster.
What is Spandex?
Spandex, also known as Lycra or elastane is made of a Polyether-polyurea copolymer, a synthetic fabric that is near legendary for many features. Prized for its elasticity, spandex can stretch up to 5-8 times its normal size while keeping its shape.
Spandex is also highly heat-resistant, which means that when combined with nylon, heat-resistance is immediately improved. Spandex or Lycra always works best when it is paired with another natural or synthetic fiber, because of its elasticity this allows other materials to always retain their appearance and shape.
Why We Chose a Nylon-Spandex Blend
Nylon-spandex is classified as an elastomeric fiber, basically, a fiber or material that can expand over 500% without breaking! This technological super-fiber retains its original shape and size when not in use, a feature that many other swimsuit fabrics do not have.
We noticed that many fabrics did not have the same abrasion-resistant, or shape retaining abilities in comparison to nylon-spandex blends. We felt that having a swimsuit that would always keep its shape, thus always having you covered and feeling confident, was key to providing a supreme line of swimwear.
- Durable. Nylon by itself is an incredibly strong fiber in terms of tensile strength. This means where other swimsuits using other fabrics will easily be worn through or pulled encountering rough surfaces, nylon resists. Its anti-piling resistance is excellent for long days at the pool or sandy beaches.
- Look and feel. Nylon and spandex blended creates an amazingly soft feel and lays silky-smooth against the skin. Nylon spandex is often lustrous.
- Nylon spandex is also easy to clean by hand.
- Vibrant colors can be used in the design of nylon-spandex swimwear fabrics, which is a perfect fit for our bold, fun, prints, and to show off beautiful colors. Nylon-spandex holds vibrancy well, making it fade-resistant and run-resistant, even in saltwater or chlorinated swimming pools no matter how long you wear the suit in water or how long you wear the suit.
UV +50 protection
Not only did we choose nylon-spandex for its longevity, performance, high quality, and many resistant properties and how great it looked, but because our swimsuits provide 50+ UV protection wherever they cover your body.
Blocking harmful UV radiation is one of the most effective forms of protection against sun damage and skin cancer, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. UV protective fabrics along with sunscreen are one of the most important things you can do for your skin and your health.
Specially designed, our nylon-spandex blend has been produced with a novel weave structure and denier (thread count per stitch) that provides sun protective properties. Many of our swimwear, coverups, and accessories have all been designed and styled for as much coverage for your skin most susceptible to UV damage.
There are so many factors and features that go into every single swimsuit we create, and it all starts with the materials behind our swimwear. Our commitment to quality and comfort is and always has been a priority, starting from concept to the moment your beautiful new swimsuit arrives at your door.