Production - Scratch to finish 6-8 weeks
Activewear Bali is the only manufacturer in Bali with the ability to produce Active/Yoga or Sportswear clothing adding imported fabrics at a price that gives you enough profit to resell. The reasons are simple: only King Trading owns a tax-free licence on importing fabrics to the export of clothing. All other Bali producers will be paying the heavy 40% tax & duty on imported fabrics.
Our production facility comprises 150 high-speed German-built machines equipped with speciality machines built to produce just part of the sewing process. For example, ankle stitch, inner seams, around the waste, & under the bust. Producing clothing like this enables us to work in teams, section per section of each article, ensuring the finished garments handle any heavy workout with both compression & flexibility.
We have been producing custom made Activewear in Bali for over 15 years, 95% produced using premium-grade imported recycled fabrics.
To produce seamless Activewear, ultrasonic machines are required, of which there are none in Bali. We offer an invisible stitch technique on requests, as close to seamless as possible.
As we know, the trend in design & shape for 2022 for most activities like Active & Yogawear is now very similar. For this reason, the majority of handovers sent to us are the same or very similar to our Size charts & Line Drawings. The four simple shapes for pants & leggings are a starting point for many brands, which you can edit by adding pockets, panels mesh or elasticated brand Jacquard & so on.
We run an amazing team of approx. 40 skilled specialists in our pattern & sampling studio, producing around 20 new samples a day in & day out. With our knowledge of Sportswear fabrics & the construction of clothing, we can make your custom designs to fit like a second skin. If you select the correct Fabric, every article will be squat proof with the correct compression & flexibility needed.
We work to International body sizes & highly recommend that you take the time to check our size breaks before
commencing on your samples. We can grade up or down half or a full size on request.
Please check our International Size Guide
This is a free service, unique & normally costly, allowing you to see exactly what your final Collection will look like in your selected colours.
* This is not to be confused with a design service that we do not offer.
Max designs we mockup is 10. Over 10, we charge 10 USD per style
Example of a Handover received
The Mock-Up we sent back
Heat Press & Logos
All designs will require your logo & washing instructions pressed into the back inside of each article, making our collection individually yours. Once we receive your Logo, we will get back to you with a final layout for your approval.
Download the Heat Press Form
Many brands request branded elasticated Jacquard for under the bust or around the waist, Custom packaging & any amount of heat press Logos & packaging. Should any accessories not be available, we will assist you in sourcing the accessories your seeking
See our Accessories Page
If you’re stuck in any way, email our graphics team with anything you need some assistance with.
As long as what you send us is well-formatted, then this service is normally free of charge.
MOQ – Minimum Order Quantities
MOQ Samples. Up to 10 styles.
Allow 4-6 weeks to produce, depending on the season & how busy we are.
MOQ Production – 300 units, for example, 150 leggings & sports top sets three pieces per size & colour. These can be mixed across your complete order as long as you select three pieces per design, size & colour.
We try to be as flexible as possible with our MOQ’s. If your total units do not match precisely our minimum requirements, then get in touch to discuss your options.
Mix & Match Collections
Some brands request to add some of our swimwear or natural fabric collections to their Activewear collection. You can click the link below to download the guide.
See all three Natural Fabric collections, Swim Coverups, Loungewear & Party, here
Download our latest 2022 Swimwear Ready to go Designs
MOQ – Selecting across two collections, 400 units in total, maybe 200 from one Collection & 200 from another, or 300 & 100 from another.
We are here to assist. This can be pretty tricky to get right & something we do almost daily, so whatever you need help with, get in touch
We try hard to be as adaptable as well making things work for both of us.
Before we begin any bulk order, we require your approved samples sent back. These are required to ensure any amendments or notes are followed with the samples in hand. On request, we can pick up.
Production begins by rechecking your handover to ensure that anything you requested is in place. Working in teams, we produce your order. Upon completion, all are passed through three layers of QC & have their branded fabric hangtags attached from ECONYL, CARVICO or REPREVE, ensuring your customer base knows the quality of the fabrics.
- KeyPoint is to plan well in advance. We are producing more than double last years orders, with some selling out as
fast as we dispatch.
- PO’s are cut to finish. With a tolerance of plus or minus 3% of the total units ordered. For example, you order 300 units, we dispatch between 291 to 309.
Top Tip – Dummy Orders
Running your own business is a balancing act of constantly thinking about quality, price & time. Preplan your orders & fill in one of our dummy order forms a few weeks before your production starts so that you know the amount of investment required.
When ready, you can fill in an actual Bulk Order Form with exact amounts of units, Fabric & colours.
Download a Bulk Order Form
Bulk production orders are paid via Bank transfer 50% on start & 50% before uplift via courier to any overseas address.
See some examples of Bulk Order Invoice Values
Creating Your Patterns Digitally
We produce our patterns digitally using computerized 2D Auto Cad software & printers, far superior to paper patterns graded to International body sizes. In most cases, clients who order from our ready to go designs skip sampling & move directly to ordering Bulk.
See how we size & grade using International Body Sizes
Your decision on what fabric to use will depend upon your activity, making this the most important decision you will make. In particular, attributes such as compression & fabric stretch will need to be considered.
The next decision will be to select from our stocks or to be imported. A fabrics & heat presses are imported. Allow three weeks from your order placed to start of production.
Read our section on the fabrics we offer & each fabrics attributes & select the one/s that suit your activity.
See all the fabrics in our Fabric Section.
We print digitally on REPREVE, a recycled fabric from the U.S. on Nylon named Comfort Luxe & on Eco-Olympus via Sublimation, a recycled Polyester using Power-Fit Spandex from Korea.
We print using machines supplied by https://www.msitaly.com/, via Sublimation & Digital.
These machines reproduce your artwork almost identically to your Vector files.
If you’re short on time, we print in Bali, max 3-4 days using a local sublimation printer on ECO Olympus.
Go to our Print Section & read how to add prints to your Collection.
Quality control could be considered the most essential part of the manufacturing process. For this reason, we pass each & every article through 3 layers of QC under strong white lamps & magnifiers to ensure there are no loose threads or blemishes. After the final check, each piece is steam pressed & their branded fabric hangtags added. Finally, each article is individually packed into Bio-degradable bags & readier for FedEx or DHL to pick up.
Due to travel restrictions, we use the services of a qualified fashion designer, Rebecca Jayne, who handles the QC for many brands, both Swim & Activewear. Her employees check approx. 30% of all of our production.
We also now have a size S Fit model. She will come into our facility & hold a live video call with you for one hour for a fee of $70. Information on request.
Dispatch & Delivery
To ensure fast & reliable delivery of any order, we offer a complete logistical service, working directly with FedEx & DHL. Both arrive daily at our office, picking & dropping off packages, samples & production orders – 5-10 working days from goods ready to go.
Read more about Dispatch & Delivery