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Speciality machines
100% Attention to detail

Bikini straps
No twists or snags

All hardware electroplated
No pit or rust

Computerized heat-press
No flake, crack or peel

Branded accessories
imported on request

Every item individually
checked & packed

Sampling Explained

At Activewear Bali, our commitment & promise to you is to produce the highest grade of samples at the lowest price possible.
Whether you’re a start-up or established brand, no matter how large or small your order, we assemble your samples in the same meticulous fashion as we do for such brands as Victoria’s Secret & Fae swim, Bydee, VDM & many more. In addition, we assist you in sampling & your handover of your collection & advise on how to colour match on request.

On average, 65% of all the samples made are customer request for Custom made designs. The remaining 35% are selected from our ready-to-go designs. In most cases, we produce samples in one size, most commonly size S & up to 12 designs. Requesting 13 or more or additional sizes requires some extra time.


Samples are charged at twice our es mate price + a management fee of USD 30 per style.
Example – an activewear legging priced at $20 USD will be charged 2 X $20 + $ 30 = $70.00. Our fees are all-inclusive to finished articles with as many non-branded accessories added.

Time Line

Sample orders are produced in 4-6 weeks. This year has been quite unusual, at least double last years & many unique factors to be considered. For this reason, we request you allow some extra time. Best to allocate 6-8 weeks.

*Order timelines quoted are dependent on the volume of orders as well as National holidays & Government enforced restrictions.


Samples are assembled in-house with our team of approx. 20 sample machinists, all with more than 10 years of experience in constructing Swim & Activewear samples. We draw your patterns digitally using our 2D Auto CAD pattern making software. Once complete, we assemble each style, taking care to work back to your handover & notes. We never rush through samples.
Once you have your designs, the next step is your discission on fabrics & colours.


Your patterns & grades are produced digitally to international body sizes.
Our pattern makers are skilled technicians who work on your patterns using our state-of-the-art computerized digital 2D Auto CAD software & printers. Working digitally is far superior to working with paper, allowing us to make incremental changes to any designs.

See our Body Size Chart

Edits & Remakes

  • When your samples land, should you require some minor edits in almost all cases, we can handle them with an online video call.
    It’s pretty simple to make minor improvements digitally, with no need to remake.
  • If significant edits are required in most cases, they are remade free of charge as long as you’re not requesting changes to your original handover.

Fabric Choices

Depending upon the plain fabrics & colours you select from stock or requesting to be imported, adding prints will alter your sampling & production bulk order timelines.
Importing any fabrics plain or print, + 3-4 weeks.

Selecting stock fabrics MOQ 20m per colour
Selecting fabrics to be imported MOQ 70m per colour.

Grow Organically

If you select from our stocks, as soon as we have a free slot in production, your bulk order will be cut & moved directly into sewing.
The same also applies to your reorders or top-ups.

Read the difference between selecting from our stocks or importing in our Fabric Section

Requesting your Samples in Prints

We print two ways, Digital print on premium grade American Nylon overseas & via sublimation on Poly in Bali. Unfortunately, there are no digital print machines in Bali for synthetic fabrics.

Digital Prints

We are the only producer in Bali offering a digital print service on Nylon. All others print via sublimation on Polyester, less vibrant but much faster. Printing digitally provides deeper, richer colour tones than sublimation on Poly, with a softer hand feel. In addition, colours do not fade or bleed in contact with chlorine, saltwater or bright sunshine.

Sublimation prints

Sublimation prints are processed in Bali using Eco Olympus. Sublimation is a heat press process, less vibrant & occasionally fades in time, impossible to achieve the same premium quality that digital printing provides.

See the difference in digital & sublimation print here
Read our section on how we handle your prints

Branding & Accessories

We add one branded heat press to your samples. The main items, such as clips, packaging etc., is handled once you’re ready to place your bulk order.

See your accessory choices.

Heat-Press Logos

We use a smaller in-house heat press to add your brand name, sizes etc., to your samples.
In some rare cases, there may be some minor cracking or flaking. This is normal & nothing to concern you. Production heat presses are produced by a specialist factory in China who produce for PE Nation & Lululemon etc.

See how to handover your Logo & artwork.

Dispatch & Delivery

As soon as your samples are completed, we organize a call-back on request with you to go over your designs virtually, ensuring they meet your expectations before dispatched via FedEx or DHL. Upon arrival, once you’ve had time to go over in detail, you may request a call-back. – 5-10 working days from goods uplifted from our premises.

Read more about Dispatch & Delivery

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Need to speak to somebody?

Fill in the form or chat via WhatsApp, 9 am-4 pm Monday to Friday & Saturday 9-11 am
Contact us via WhatsApp +62 811 3999 520 or by email at

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We endeavour to reply to any WA email or chat in max one working day.

All of our activewear specialists are trained & able to answer any question you may have to mind.

On-site Inspections

Due to restrictions with travel to & from Bali, in most cases, we hold WA video calls.
We can show you our studio & factory & anything else you would like to see.

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How to get started in your very own
sustainable premium quality Activewear brand

Download the 2021 Active/Athleisure/Yoga Guide

*Online sales growth for 2021 expected to be over 35% greater than in 2020

How to get started in your very own
sustainable premium quality Activewear brand

Download the 2021 Active/Athleisure/Yoga Guide

*Online sales growth for 2021 expected to be over 35% greater than in 2020