11 Tips For Starting A Successful Swimwear Line (2022)

11 Tips For Starting A Successful Swimwear Line (2022)
Start A Swimwear Line

Want to start your own swimwear line? Here are some tips you should know:

We've interviewed thousands of successful founders at Starter Story and asked what advice they would give to entrepreneurs who are just getting started.

Here's the best advice we discovered for starting a swimwear line:

#1: Steph Gabriel, founder of OceanZen:

We chatted with with Steph, founder of OceanZen ($25K/month). In our interview, Steph says:

Don’t hold yourself back from starting your dream business because you don’t have all the answers straight away.

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#2: Ally McCarthy, founder of Amanda Louise Swimwear:

We chatted with with Ally, founder of Amanda Louise Swimwear ($5K/month). In our interview, Ally says:

Be scrappy, work smart and not hard, and let the Universe bring you the amazing opportunities that are already on their way.

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#3: Steph Gabriel, founder of OceanZen:

We chatted with with Steph, founder of OceanZen ($25K/month). In our interview, Steph says:

Start NOW! Follow your passion and not a trend, because when times get tough you will want to give up if your not living and working your truth!

Additionally:

We didn’t really understand the importance of having a newsletter list until recently, and now with Instagram changing their algorithm, it’s the best way to get your brand/product direct to your customer, literally straight to their mailbox.

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#4: Ally McCarthy, founder of Amanda Louise Swimwear:

We chatted with with Ally, founder of Amanda Louise Swimwear ($5K/month). In our interview, Ally says:

Choose wisely on where to invest your time and money. It’s so tempting to want to do all the things, but that won’t make you successful. This is a marathon, not a sprint.

Additionally:

Your network is everything. Every opportunity I’ve had to uplevel my brand has been because someone was nice enough to go out of their way to make an introduction. Literally, every single one.

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#5: Joseph Panetta, founder of BohoWrapsody:

We chatted with with Joseph, founder of BohoWrapsody ($800/month). In our interview, Joseph says:

Everyone loves their own idea. For this reason, we sought out people to poke holes in our concept - to break down the idea. We tested it with “ghost” product to see if it could work.

Additionally:

You start with Plan A. You will need a Plan B if everything goes sideways. And beyond that, make a Plan C in case Plans A and B blow up. It happened to me.

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#6: Ally McCarthy, founder of Amanda Louise Swimwear:

We chatted with with Ally, founder of Amanda Louise Swimwear ($5K/month). In our interview, Ally says:

Always approach every challenge as an opportunity.

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#7: Steph Gabriel, founder of OceanZen:

We chatted with with Steph, founder of OceanZen ($25K/month). In our interview, Steph says:

If something is not working, change it, think outside the box and remember your passions can be your purpose.

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#8: Evan Waldenberg, founder of Junk In Your Trunks:

We chatted with with Evan, founder of Junk In Your Trunks ($25K/month). In our interview, Evan says:

Once we felt like we had something good enough to take to the market we spent about $650 on a small order of 35 trunks. These weren’t meant to be sold, but these were really were glorified samples that I sent around to friends for testing and for content creation.

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Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story
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