How is my SHOALO swimsuit made?

Artwork

We work with you to establish your requirements and create "mock ups" of your kit so you can get an idea of how your kit will look once produced

Cutting

White fabric is cut to the shape of the templates used for the style of suit(s) you have purchased

Printing (Sublimation)

Based on your artwork, your designs are printed onto coated heat-resistant transfer paper as a reverse image. The design is then transferred onto the fabric via a heat press operating at a temperature around 180 to 210 C (375 F). The heat of the press causes the dye to turn into a gas and permeate the fabric. As it cools the dye solidifies into fibres of the fabric.
The fabric is permanently dyed so it can be washed without damaging the quality of the your design

The main advantage of dye/print-sublimation over other methods is that once done, it does not peel or fade.

Another advantage is colour definition, which is excellent due to the bonding of the dye to the transparent fibres of the fabric. Using this method also allows for your design to cover the whole swimsuit.

Sewing

Our suits are sewn by a very experienced team who have a passion for what they do and a drive to provide you with an outstanding product which you can wear/"show off" in whether training or competing.
"All suits are sewn the same" we hear you say, well "no" as with everything in life you pay for what you get! Below are a couple of examples of kit we have received from other manufacturer's.

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compared to ours:

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As you can see the quality and attention to detail for the stitching is far superior, which results in a product that will not only make you #lookawsome, but will last!!

BOOM!
Aren't you guys going to look A...MA...ZING!