After you have worn a stretch-woven swimsuit, you will come to see fabric twists, boning and ruching for the cheap substitutes that they are. This is the fabric that transformed competitive swimming, by stopping athletes’ muscles vibrating (something that was slowing them down). We double layer it, and add bust darts for lift. The result is a one-piece designed to boost a woman's confidence, without all the matronly ruching and bows.
The same quality tailoring carries over from our premium range. The difference with our luxury pieces, is the incredible fabric.
|Stretch Woven||Stretch Knit|
SUPPORTIVE | LONG LASTING | FAST DRYING | BEAUTIFUL
(The benefits of stretch-woven fabric for swimwear).
Stretch-woven fabric exerts much greater tension. Conventional, stretch-KNIT fabric, has to be stretched nearly all of the way, to straighten the elastane, and thus put it to work. But the elastane fibres in stretch-woven fabric, are straight to begin with. They're working on your body, just by touching your skin. Yes, that means a stretch-woven swimsuit is hard to get into, but that effort will be forgotten when you see how you look!
The elastane in stretch-woven fabric lasts longer. That is because the sheath of nylon surrounding each strand of elastane, protects it from any abrasion.
Weaves don't have the depth of knit structures. That means they do not trap water, the way knitted fabrics all do. It is that water that makes knitted garments heavy when wet and slow to dry, two problems you beat with stretch-wovens.
We work with a fabric mill in France that doesn't only make stretch-woven fabric for elite sports. They use the same kinds of looms that weave patterned and textured luxury fabric, but with 4-way, body-tensioning stretch.
Textures, colours and patterns in our luxury pieces, are not printed on to plain fabric. Checks, ribs, seersuckers, metallics and velvet finishes, are all in the actual weave.
100% in-house Australian production.