Fabric

Surfswell bikinis start with the highest quality fabrics available. We select fabrics with a high percentage of stretch so your bikini moves with you as you run, jump and play in it. Extra stretch and tightly woven fabric also keeps our bikinis from sagging when you get out of the water. And Surfswell bikinis feel as good on the inside as they do on the outside! We don’t cut corners and use cheaper fabrics on the inside of our suits like many brands do. Yes, it would definitely cost less but why would you want cheap, uncomfortable fabric up against your most sensitive areas? Surfswell bikinis are completely finished on the inside to the same high standard as the outside.

Surfswell is proud to be the first swimwear brand to use ChitoSante in our bikinis. ChitoSante is a new environmentally friendly treatment that is made from a natural biomass called Chitosan, which is made from crab and/or shrimp shells. ChitoSante is created when Chitosan is combined with textile fibres during the finishing process. The resulting fabric is incredibly soft, breathable, durable and fast drying. Along with these benefits, ChitoSante has natural and durable anti-bacterial properties so it strongly inhibits the growth of bacteria, which is great if you are spending a lot of time in your bikini. ChitoSante is the only anti-bacterial bio-agent in the world that is certified by the US Environmental Protection Agency.

 

Care
If you love it hand wash it! To keep your bikini looking its best, hand wash it in cool water after every use. Washing with a swimsuit cleaner will be more effective at removing organic compounds, salt deposits from the ocean, and chlorine from pools and hot tubs. These compounds can break down the fibres in fabric and causes it to loose its stretch. Lay flat to dry, do not twist or wring out. Cotton towels have loops that can be abrasive against soft fabrics so avoid wrapping your wet bikini in a towel which may cause pilling. Try a Surfswell Bikini Bag instead to carry your wet bikini home from the beach.