Hi there, we are starting out as a sustainable New Zealand swimwear label. We are currently prototyping our products, we’re working with a swimwear manufacturer in Bali for this process. This question relates to manufacturing in New Zealand. Ideally we would love to be able to manufacture in New Zealand once we go into production, however, from what we have heard so far New Zealand doesn’t have the right machinery needed for swimwear / stretchwear anymore as most large companies e.g lingerie companies e.g. BONDS (that can also cater for underwire etc.) have moved their manufacturing overseas. I am wondering if someone might be able to give me a nudge in the right direction as I am still keen to get our swimwear made in New Zealand. However, would like to work with the right manufacturer who has experience in either the swimwear or lingerie field. Let me know if you know more than I do! Many many thanks, Lisa P.s. would love to know if there are any good associations to link up with as well, who are open to work with designers who are new to the industry.
Question submitted 24/07/20 @ 08:40am