SKINZ Rash Guards

Recently I went on a surf trip to Mexico with my surfer friends from High School days. We stayed with Corky Carroll (5X US surfing champ) at his hacienda in Saladita. I used this opportunity to test some of our new neon fabrics in use as Rash Guards. I was easy to spot in the line-up. I was easy to spot by the photographers. I was complimented and nicknamed as well. The Green Lantern and “Franz” after the famous skier who wore very bright ski outfits.

Rash Guards were first developed by surfers to eliminate the chafing (caused by wetsuits) under the arms and around the neck. Coincidentally they do provide extra thermal warmth by reducing the flow of water inside the wetsuit (stabilizing warm water). Also used as a summer shield against the harmful effects of too much sun and abrasions from your surfboard. Reversed seams for smoothness and dolman sleeves for freedom of movement.


Fabric of the Day! No. #4103 Aqua Python











Skinny Side Rio Bikini Bottom with a Brazilian Triangle Top

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#1 selling womens swimsuit in 2014 (so far)

SKINZ is enjoying a very busy start to the 2014 swimsuit season. So far, the #1 selling swimsuit for women is the Low Rise (B51) T back thong in Hawaiian Floral (4109) :

B51 – Womens Swimsuit T Back ThongHawaiian Floral Swimsuit Fabric
• Small low front and low thong back
• The perfect “T” back swimsuit
• This update incorporates the “low rise” styling both front and back
• For high cut style, see the B4
• Lined in Front

Fabric 4109
• Hawaiian Floral Tricot nylon-lycra
• Tricot fabrics are the highest grade nylon/lycra with true 4-way stretch
• Direct dye screen print
• Direct Dye fabrics feature deep and full coloration

Sewing a Swimsuit

Ever wonder what swimsuits are so much more $ than underwear ?  The cost is in the quality and fabrication. Swimsuits have to stand up to saltwater, sunshine, Chlorine and suntan oils, all of which work to destroy the swimsuit. Swimsuits are small and the fabric is slippery, which makes sewing them a challenge.

Each swimsuit requires at least (3) different machines : the serger, the straight stitch and the zig-zag. Some require a 4th machine, the double needle top stitch.  Tricot nylon/lycra fabric, silicone protected rubber, special stretch thread and lining are also required for each suit. Options include ornaments, rhinestone connectors and plated tri-rings. Our suits are sewn in Clearwater, Florida.  We are proud to say we are made in the USA!

LA Textile Show

It used to be easy to find new fabrics for the upcoming seasons. The Jacob Javits Center in NYC hosted many fabric shows. Eventually the show moved to Miami in hopes of attracting South American manufacturers. Then the show was eventually cancelled as well.

Now, the only fabric show left is a regional show in LA. I have booked my flights and will attend this years show. It’s always good to feel the samples and eyeball the colors in person. I hope to find some unique colors and designs for the SKINZ 2015 collection.

– Paul, Skinz