• Swimwear Manufacturers in China: A Complete Guide

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    There are hundreds of Swimwear suppliers in Mainland China. But how do you know which one is the right choice for your products?

    In this article, you will learn what eCommerce businesses must know about importing swim and beachwear from China – including the following:

    • How to find the right manufacturer?
    • Why you should NOT buy wholesale swimwear
    • How to customize the design
    • How to select the right material
    • Buying private label swimwear
    • MOQ requirements
    • Trade shows in Mainland China and Hong Kong
    • List of swimwear manufacturers in China

    Manufacturers and Wholesalers

    In this section, I will cover the different types of products in China, and what you should look for when sourcing suppliers on Alibaba.com and Globalsources.com.

    What kind of Swimwear products can I source in China?

    Most Swimwear manufacturers in China, specialize in a certain type, or material, of Swimwear. Some suppliers may be focused on making boardshorts, while others primarily make bikinis or wetsuits.

    While there are not distinct categories of suppliers in the industry, a few product categories follow below:

    • Bikinis
    • Wetsuits
    • Rash Guards
    • Boardshorts
    • Compression wear
    • Swimming trunks

    Some Swimwear suppliers are making related products in the broader sportswear category. For example, many Yoga wear suppliers also make similar compression wear.

    Keep in mind that you should look for a supplier that is specialized in your specific type of textiles, rather than looking for one that is offering a broad selection.

    Should I work with a Swimwear factory or Wholesaler?

    Most Swimwear Wholesalers on Aliexpress, DHgate, and other wholesale websites, tend to sell products made for the domestic Chinese market. This is not necessarily an issue unless you are based in Europe, the US, or Australia.

    Why is that?

    Because most developed markets have regulations and standards that apply to Swimwear, such as the following:

    • Chemical and heavy metal restrictions in fabrics
    • Textile labeling requirements

    First, Swimwear made for the Chinese market doesn’t carry English language textiles labels. Second, they are not made in compliance with EU or US substance regulations, such as REACH or CA Prop 65.

    Given that the customs authorities can refuse your shipment to enter the country if it’s non-compliant (i.e., not carrying the right labels), it’s crucial to get it right as an importer. As a result, buying from a Wholesaler is often a no-go. This is also the case for other textile products.

    But, China has plenty of qualified Swimwear manufacturers that can make products in compliance with overseas chemical and labeling requirements.

    Further, buying from a factory also enables you to get the product made according to your custom designs. That is not an option when buying ‘ready-made’ wholesale products.

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    Where can I find qualified suppliers?

    Most Swimwear manufacturers are listed on Alibaba.com or Globalsources.com, so this is where I suggest you start looking.

    When you select a supplier in this industry, look for the following:

    • Are they specialized in your type of swimwear? (i.e., Boardshorts)
    • Do they have any test reports? (i.e., REACH)
    • Do they have a quality management system? (i.e., ISO 9001)
    • Do they have social compliance certification? (i.e., BSCI)
    • Do they have any brand name customer references? (i.e., Billabong)

    There are also swimming and beachwear manufacturers in Vietnam, India, and other Asian countries.

    Product Design

    In this section, I will cover the different design options available when importing swim and beachwear from suppliers in China.

    Can I buy Private Label (ODM) Swimwear?

    Yes, most suppliers can offer private label products. However, keep in mind that you must request the following material from the supplier:

    • Material specification
    • Design drawings
    • Size table
    • Bill of Materials

    Keep in mind that the same product can be made with various material qualities. Thus, you must confirm which material options they offer for a certain SKU, before ordering.

    Can I customize the design?

    Yes, as long as you provide a design drawing, size table, material specification, and bill of materials (component list), the supplier can make any swimwear design entirely according to your specification.

    As mentioned though, you should only work with Swimwear suppliers that are specialized in your product.

    In other words, don’t try to make a wetsuit manufacturer put together a pair of boardshorts.

    How do I select the right material?

    Most suppliers have a set of standard materials, for their various products. As such, you can request material samples delivered by airmail. If you don’t find any suitable material in their standard catalog, you can source a material supplier on your own, that will later on ship the fabrics to the swimwear manufacturer.

    The material supplier doesn’t have to be located in China, or even Asia for that matter.

    Many technical fabrics that are used when manufacturing swimwear are developed and manufactured in Europe – while the Chinese suppliers only do the end production.

    Can I get product samples?

    Yes, you can always get product samples from your supplier. If not, they surely got something to hide. As a matter of fact, buying product samples is a mandatory part of the process.

    That said, you must prepare the techpack (as explained above) before ordering product samples – regardless of whether or not you buy a custom-designed product or private label product.

    What is the MOQ per product?

    The Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ) requirement when importing swim and beachwear products from China is generally around 500 pcs per product.

    As for most textile products, however, there is more than one MOQ requirement to keep track of:

    • MOQ per order: 500 pcs
    • MOQ per material: 500 pcs
    • MOQ per color: 250 pcs
    • MOQ per design: 250 pcs
    • MOQ per size: 50 pcs

    Thus, you can tweak your order to ‘fit in’ more than one color or design in that ‘per order MOQ’.

    Trade shows in Mainland China and Hong Kong

    Not interested in sourcing swimwear factories on Alibaba.com or other B2B directories? Check out some of these massive trade shows in Mainland China and Hong Kong:

    Global Sources Fashion Fair

    Held twice per year in Hong Kong’s Asia World-Expo, just a few minutes from the airport, this trade show hosts some of the best Swim and beachwear manufacturers from Mainland China and elsewhere in Asia.

    Hong Kong Fashion Week

    The HK Fashion Week is held in Wanchai, on Hong Kong island. This is one of the largest trade shows for apparel and textiles, and you will find a large number of swimwear suppliers here – ranging from small trading companies to some of the largest factories in the industry.

    The Hong Kong Fashion Week is also a place for international brands to show their latest products.

    Canton Fair

    This is the largest, and perhaps the most well-known, of all trade shows in China. The Canton Fair is held every spring and autumn in Guangzhou. You will find hundreds of apparel and textiles suppliers, including many swimwear suppliers.

    Interfiliere Shanghai

    Unlike the other trade shows in Hong Kong and Mainland China, which are not exclusively focused on swimwear – Interfiliere Shanghai is perhaps the largest trade show in this specific industry.

    Here you will find manufacturers and material suppliers for swimwear, beachwear, undergarments, and more.

    List of Swimwear Manufacturers in China

    In this section, we feature ten Chinese swimwear manufacturers. For each of them, we briefly introduce the company and list the main products, certificates, and other relevant information.

    Listed Companies

    • Dongguan Wisrise Garment
    • Legend Swimwear Factory
    • Fujian Jingdu Sports Suits
    • Dongguan Yongdian Clothing
    • Xingcheng Yaohui International Swimwear
    • Shanghai Possess Sea Industrial
    • Phayon Industries
    • Xingcheng Modern Golden Age Swimwear
    • Delta Bogart Group
    • Guangzhou Chiyi Apparel

    Disclaimer

    We are not affiliated with any of the companies listed in this guide. We have selected these companies based on their claimed product scope, history, certification, and capabilities.

    Dongguan Wisrise Garment

    Dongguan Wisrise Garment is a company that has two factories specializing in the design, development, and manufacturing of swimwear and activewear since 2008.

    The company offers various fabrics including printed fabrics, recycled fabric, textured fabric, and velvet fabrics. Customers can download design inspiration from the company’s catalog and combine elements from different styles with one another.

    The information on Dongguan Wisrise Garment’s official website shows that the monthly output of the company’s two factories is over 250,000 units. More than 500 experienced staff are working in the total factory area of 15,000 square meters.

    Main Products

    • Bikini sets
    • One-piece swimwear
    • Men swim trunks
    • Activewear
    • Plus size swimwear
    • Kids swimwear

    Summary

    • Certification: ISO 9001, BSCI
    • Compliance: Not mentioned
    • MOQ: 10 pcs
    • Samples offered: Yes

    Location: No.243, Longqiao Road, Qiaotou, Qiaotou Town, Dongguan, Guangdong

    Legend Swimwear Factory

    Headquartered in Hong Kong, Legend Swimwear Factory is a swimwear manufacturer that was established in 1995. The company currently has its sales and marketing teams in Hong Kong and built up its production plants in Foshan, Guangdong, and Vietnam.

    Legend Swimwear Factory has a rich selection of styles for customers to choose from in its E-catalogue. These swimsuit styles can be categorized into more than a hundred themes, in different cuttings, colors, patterns, fabrics, and embellishments, including tropical, beads, sequins, foil, rubber print, and other options.

    Currently, there are more than 4,000 employees working for Legend Swimwear, producing over 15 million units annually.

    Main Products

    • Tankini
    • One-piece swimsuits
    • Three-piece swimsuits
    • Bandeau swimsuits
    • Ruffle swimsuits

    Summary

    • Certification: SEDEX, BSCI, OEKO-TEX, WRAP
    • Compliance: Not mentioned
    • MOQ: Not mentioned
    • Samples offered: Yes

    Location: No.8-1, 7th Lane, Xingye Road, Yongxing Industrial Park, Chencun Town, Shunde District, Foshan, Guangdong

    Fujian Jingdu Sports Suits

    Fujian Jingdu Sports Suits was established in 2008, offering OEM and ODM service for men’s and women’s swimwear of various designs and purposes. The company launched more than 500 styles of swimwear catering to the needs and tastes of different customers, such as casual beachwear, protective surfing wear, sporty swimsuits, and sexy swimwear.

    Fujian Jingdu Sports Suits also specially designed swimsuits for conservative religious customers who want to cover their body in the public area. These products include abaya swimwear, long sleeve swimwear set, a burkini with a veil, and the like with customizable designs.

    Main Products

    • Long sleeve swimwear
    • Full coverage burkini
    • High-waisted bikini
    • Flouncy one-piece swimwear
    • Halter cut bikini
    • Bathing suits
    • Crop swimwear
    • Warrior tankini
    • Monokini
    • Sport swimsuits
    • Broad shorts
    • Turtleneck rash guards
    • Rash tops

    Summary

    • Certification: OEKO-TEX
    • Compliance: Not mentioned
    • MOQ: Not mentioned
    • Samples offered: Yes

    Location: 410-418, Guangcai Innovation Park, No.29 Yibin Road, Huli District, Xiamen, Fujian

    Dongguan Yongdian Clothing

    Dongguan Yongdian Clothing is a factory and fashion knitted clothing exporter that integrates consulting, design, development, sourcing, and manufacturing and exporting services mainly to overseas customers.

    The company mainly produces swimwear, underwear, activewear, diving suits, and other sportswear.

    Other than offering ODM and OEM services, Dongguan Yongdian Clothing has also established its international brand named MISSADOLA and the Princess Republic, focusing on the sales of lady’s beachwear and sexy underwear.

    Up until this year, Dongguan Yongdian Clothing has formed a strategic cooperative relationship with some top swimwear or fashion clothing brands, including Forever 21, Mango, and Etam.

    Main Products

    • Long sleeve swimwear
    • Dew waist swimsuits
    • Hollowed-out binding swimwear
    • Slant shouldered swimsuit
    • Chest wrap one line swimsuits
    • Twill halter swimsuits
    • Ruffle V-neck swimsuits
    • Tie-dyed beach shorts
    • Men and women’s wetsuits
    • Children’s wetsuits
    • Matching wetsuit shoes

    Summary

    • Certification: BSCI, SEDEX, OEKO-TEX
    • Compliance: Not mentioned
    • MOQ: 100 pcs
    • Samples offered: Yes

    Location: F4, Block C, Lianshang Intelligent Manufacturing Park, Chuangxing Road Gaobu Town, Dongguan, Guangdong

    Xingcheng Yaohui International Swimwear

    Xingcheng Yaohui International Swimwear is a manufacturer of ladies ’ swimwear, underwear, and yoga wear that is located in Liaoning Province. The company offers full customization and integration services to the buyers including logo and packaging design.

    The swimwear product lines of Xingcheng Yaohui mainly are bikini, one-piece swimwear, halter tops, and bottoms. Other than the main swimsuit products, Xincheng Yaohui also provides swim appliances such as swim caps, goggles, life jackets, swim rings, swim shoes, and waterproof bags.

    The company has rich experience in making OEM products for customers from the US, UK, Australia, Ukraine, Japan, Korea, and Chile.

    Main Products

    • Textured tie-front tops
    • Knotted-front swim crop tops
    • Strappy bralette bikini
    • Monokini swimsuits
    • Terracotta one-piece swimsuits
    • Rashguards

    Summary

    • Certification: ISO 9001
    • Compliance: Not mentioned
    • MOQ: Not mentioned
    • Samples offered: Yes

    Location: Xingcheng County, Huludao, Liaoning

    Shanghai Possess Sea Industrial

    Shanghai Possess Sea Industrial is a professional manufacturer of neoprene wetsuits, drysuits, swimsuits, and personal floating devices for men, women, and children.

    The swimsuit products of Shanghai Possess Sea Industrial are made of neoprene fabric, which has an excellent performance in maintaining the body’s warmth and prevents the cold wind from taking away the moisture of the body, blocks sunscreen, and increases buoyancy.

    The company accepts tailored services, small quantity orders, and special professional orders from rescue organizations and military departments. Special features and accessories can also be customized for divers with disabilities. Other services include repair, refurbishment, and replacement for wetsuit, drysuit, zipper, seals, and valves.

    Main Products

    • Shorty wetsuits
    • Full wetsuits
    • Surfing wetsuits
    • Scuba wetsuit
    • Freediving wetsuits
    • Spearfishing wetsuits
    • Triathlon wetsuits
    • Drysuits
    • Baby thermal swimsuits

    Summary

    • Certification: ISO 9001
    • Compliance: EN 71-3, REACH
    • MOQ: Not mentioned
    • Samples offered: Yes

    Location: Building No.1, Yantou Flower Factory, Guzhu Town, Jiangdong New District, Heyuan, Guangdong

    Phayon Industries

    Phayon Industries is a manufacturer mainly focused on OEM production of lady’s beachwear. The integrated services start from consultation design, development, fabric sourcing, dyeing, printing, sewing, quality inspection, to packing and shipping.

    The product lines of Phayon Industries include bikini, tankini, one-piece swimsuit, plus size swimsuit, swim cover, beach short, and sportswear. Customizable elements offered to the swimwear products include screen printing, silicone printing, jacquard belt, embroidery, and others.

    Main Products

    • Two-piece bathing suits
    • Triangle bikini sets
    • One-piece backless bikini
    • Double strap bikini
    • Beach shorts
    • Trunks
    • Swim cover-ups

    Summary

    • Certification: BSCI, OEKO-TEX
    • Compliance: EN 71-3, REACH
    • MOQ: Not mentioned
    • Samples offered: Yes

    Location: 23/F, YiDu Building, Fengze Street, Quanzhou, Fujian

    Xingcheng Modern Golden Age Swimwear

    Xingcheng Modern Golden Age Swimwear was founded in 1996 as a private-owned enterprise that mainly produces swimwear, swimming trunks, and swimwear accessories.

    The factory of the company covers an area of more than 6,600 square meters, employing more than 200 skilled workers, and equipped with facilities imported from Japan, with an annual production capacity of 4 million sets of products.

    Main Products

    • Bandeau swimsuits
    • One-shoulder swimsuits
    • Halter swimsuits
    • Longline bikini tops
    • Underwire bikini
    • Bandini swimwear
    • Rashguards
    • Hipster shorts
    • Plunge neckline swimsuits

    Summary

    • Certification: ISO 9001
    • Compliance: Not mentioned
    • MOQ: Not mentioned
    • Samples offered: Yes

    Location: No. 150, Nanqiao Road, Xingcheng, Liaoning

    Delta Bogart Group

    Established in 1975, the Delta Bogart Group is a manufacturer specializing in the production of ladies ’ swimwear, undergarment, intimate clothing, and sleepwear. The swimwear series include teenage girl swimwear, baby swimwear, shape swimwear, and curvy size swimwear.

    Currently, The Delta Bogart Group has 6 in-house production centers, which are respectively located in Guangdong, Thailand, and Myanmar.

    Main Products

    • Sexy beachwear
    • Bikini

    Summary

    • Certification: WRAP, OEKO-TEX
    • Compliance: Not mentioned
    • MOQ: Not mentioned
    • Samples offered: Yes

    Location: 17/F, Goldin Financial Global Centre, No. 17 Kai Cheung Road, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong

    Guangzhou Chiyi Apparel

    Guangzhou Chiyi Apparel specialized in manufacturing beachwear, functional swimwear, and activewear for various sports and activities. With a production center based in Guangzhou, the company produces bikinis, one-piece swimsuits, trunks, rash guards, and more.

    Main Products

    • Swimwear bikini
    • One-piece swimsuits
    • Trunks
    • Board shorts
    • Rashguards
    • Neoprene wetsuits
    • Kaftan beach dresses
    • Beach cover-ups

    Summary

    • Certification: Not mentioned
    • Compliance: Not mentioned
    • MOQ: Not mentioned
    • Samples offered: Yes

    Location: 3, Gaoqiaoxinyuan, Chisha Village, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong

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  • 3 Responses to “Swimwear Manufacturers in China: A Complete Guide

    1. Ella Royden at 2:44 pm

      Hello,
      Myself and my two sisters are trying to start a new swimwear line consisting of bikinis.
      We were wondering if you could help us to get a few samples for the beginning if we send you the designs?
      Many Thanks,

      Minnie, Ella and Kitty Royden

    2. shoshi at 10:22 pm

      hi
      im starting a swimwear line and ill be glad to get your help in manufacturing and producing. thank you.

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