Are you interested in a textile business? If you live near a beach, a potential business idea can be swimwear. People wear swimwear when going for an afternoon of water activities. Therefore, starting a swimwear line can be a great business idea if you live near a beach or a swimming pool. Swimwear shops stock men’s and women’s attire.
Here are some real life success stories of starting a swimwear line:
1. Junk In Your Trunks ($300K/year)
Evan Waldenberg (from New York, New York, USA) started Junk In Your Trunks over 4 years ago.
Hey there I’m Evan Waldenberg, the founder of Junk in your Trunks. Clothing from trash for the wonderful piece of garbage you are. We’re making swim trunks out of recycled plastic bottles.
Up to about $25k/mo but rapidly growing, we just haven’t had the inventory to keep up with demand lately. We’re at a really interesting time because our company was/is still in its infancy and we managed to land an investment from Barstool Sports on a new shark-tank style show they debuted recently called The Big Brain. Gave up a decent amount of equity (the final deal doesn’t look exactly like what was discussed on the show, I’m happy with where we landed but gotta stay 🤐) but it really changed what the future of this business looks like as we’ve given ourselves an opportunity for a lot of awareness in our core market at minimal capital expense (this is exciting but also a risk as Barstool is an extremely polarizing company in the market and hasn’t really executed on these types of partnerships before).
2. OceanZen ($300K/year)
Steph Gabriel (from Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia) started OceanZen about 9 years ago.
My name is Steph and I am the founder for OceanZen which is a sustainable swimwear brand that uses a fabric made from recycled plastic bottles and fishing nets from the ocean.
I launched OceanZen in my final year of uni with $5,000, so I started small with only a couple of hundred pieces. Now we manufacture and produce thousands on sustainable bikinis and ship them globally!
Learn more about starting a swimwear line:
Where to start?
-> How to start a swimwear line?
-> Swimwear line plan
-> How to finance a swimwear line?
-> How much does it cost to start a swimwear line?
-> Pros and cons of a swimwear line
-> How to get clients for a swimwear line?
4. Amanda Louise Swimwear ($60K/year)
Ally McCarthy (from Sacramento Ca) started Amanda Louise Swimwear over 1 year ago.
Hi, I’m Amanda… founder of AmandaLouise and a girl on a mission to help women find a community of love, light, and holistic wellness.
Beyond that, I run the Confessions of a Fit Chick Podcast and produce meditations to help support the mental and spiritual aspects of our community as well.
5. BohoWrapsody ($9.6K/year)
Joseph Panetta (from Los Angeles, California, USA) started BohoWrapsody almost 5 years ago.
My name is Joseph Panetta and I started a fashion apparel brand called BohoWrapsody (www.bohowrapsody.com) based on a concept my mother created in Panama in 1968.
So this is not a “success story” but it is a cautionary tale - read on to learn how we did everything RIGHT and what happened…..
How To Start A Swimwear Line
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35 Pros & Cons Of Starting A Swimwear Line (2023)
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How Much Does It Cost To Start A Swimwear Line? (In 2023)
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How Profitable Is A Swimwear Line? (Updated for 2023)
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Swimwear Line Business Plan (Why You Need One & How to Write It)
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How To Finance A Swimwear Line? 
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How to Get Clients For A Swimwear Line? (In 2023)
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