In production, a small batch run is typically used to describe a collection that is exclusive & limited. All Tai Swim Co collections are between 150-300 units, creating minimal impact on the earth while using as little non-renewable energy sources as possible. The exclusivity keeps Tai Swim Co special, & opens the doors for better feedback & on-trend adaptability.
Glad you asked! Tai Swim Co started with a love for the ocean & need for finding the perfect bikini. Tai Swim Co is a small-batch, woman-owned designer swim brand born in Hawai'i & based on Oahu. We make minimal quantities of sets to reduce environmental impact, maintain exclusivity & adapt to changing trends. All of our prints are hand-drawn, we use organic non-toxic fabric dye, compostable packaging, & no hardware. Those are our biggest selling points as they cater to women who love to surf with no fussy ties or strings, & can rely on a suit for years to come - without corrosion in the hardware or deterioration in the fabric. As a little girl, it was always impossible for Tai to find a suit that met all her needs athletically & financially. Tai Swim Co meets the needs of every girl with every type of body!
No, we are not greenwashing. Here are the facts: Tai Swim Co uses non-toxic natural dyes made from minerals & plants (not synthetic chemicals) in all our swimwear. When you rinse your suit in the shower, nothing harmful goes down the drain. All our tags are recyclable & have been given second lives. Our packaging is made from post-consumer waste. The shipping mailers we use are 100% compostable & biodegradable. We distribute locally by bicycle (Tai rides her bike to her wholesale vendors & hand-delivers online orders) to reduce the pollution created from traveling by car or plane for shipping. Tai Swim Co is small batch, & keeps a low carbon footprint by creating a minimally harmful impact on our beautiful planet. Her production quantities consist of less than 10 of each size for all styles. The swimwear industry is horribly unsustainable, & every effort counts toward cutting down on water usage & striving to use fabric made from biodegradable/recycled fibers. We're working on being better every day!
Yes! In her personal life, Tai has been 100% vegan for years & shops at local farms on Oahu. She lives in a plastic-free home, & bikes to work every day. A minimalist, Tai rarely shops for anything new -- preferring vintage & second hand styles over fast fashion. Everything in her home is vegan, non-toxic & cruelty free. She does not wear makeup of any kind, & has been known to make her own hygienic products from deodorant to toothpaste. If you'd like to dive into the lifestyle that surrounds Tai Swim Co & our deeper core values & history, check out the About page.
Tai Swim Co collections launch 1-2 times per year, with a small capsule collection for special holidays & events. Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know about collection drops.
Absolutely! Our primary models are ambassadors, however we are always looking for new faces & bodies to rock Tai Swim Co! Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out via Instagram DM.
If you're in-between sizes, definitely size up! Although our suits run true to size, they feature sporty cuts & are very cheeky. While this can provide maximum support while playing in the water, the suits often feel tighter than normal. Our size guide is the best place to find your perfect fit.
All Tai Swim fits true to size, & on the cheekier side for bottoms. See our size guide for more info.
Yes. Tai Swim Suits run very true to size & will have a sporty/cheeky fit. They run on the more secure side to keep up with an active water lifestyle. See our size guide to find the perfect fit for you!
Shipping & Returns
All Tai Swim Co deliveries will be shipped out on time as always, most likely same day! We are lucky to operate a very small production here at Tai Swim Co & because of this, most orders will arrive on time per our shipping policy. The owner Tai is able to fulfill orders from the comfort of her house. Should you have any questions about delivery times, check out our shipping policy or send us an email at email@example.com for specific shipping locations.
In the unlikely event that your suit was damaged in transit or damaged upon arrival, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can sort it out for you!
We want you to absolutely love the feel of your suit & we are happy to accept unworn exchanges within 30 days. Please see our exchange policy here.
Your order should arrive no later than 10 days after you have made the purchase in the USA. Average orders in Hawai'i arrive after 2 days, & in the contiguous United States, about one week. Your order will be shipped out the next day, excluding Sundays when the Post Office is closed. Please see our Shipping Policy for more info.
For the cutest sharable infographic on bikini care, check out our how to guide on washing your bikini. We recommend taking it right into the shower with you after the beach! Or washing with cold water in the sink always works too. Do not put your Tai Swim Co bikini (or any bikini for that matter) in the washing machine, EVER. Avoiding the washer will keep your suit looking new for years to come.
Tai Swim Co suits are very limited & small batch. Once something is sold out, it’s gone for good. The best way to find out about potential restocks is to sign up for our newsletter. Additionally, we give lots of bikinis to our retailers who might have our pieces in stock still. In special cases, Tai may have some photoshoot samples or extra suits laying around — feel free to reach out to email@example.com & we can find that bikini for you!
Tai Swim Co suits are double lined & made from durable nylon/spandex that does not require padding for most tops. The tightness & sporty cut makes padding unnecessary.
It's simply THE BEST! It means that there isn't that annoying strip of spandex digging into your skin when you're trying to tan. There is no visible seam from the inside or outside of the bikini. This also makes most of our swimwear reversible. If you accidentally wear it inside out, nobody will notice! If you have never tried a suit with seamless stitching, it's time to upgrade your 'kini!
Yes, our samples & initial designs are made at Tai's house. All bikini samples & pre-production designs are hand-sewn by her on Oahu in Hawai’i. For bulk production (final collection launches), we make those bikinis & accessories at our family-owned factories in Canggu, Indonesia & Foshan, PRC. We make these bikinis & accessories off the island to ensure on-time collection drops, highest manufacturing quality & ethically responsible production.
Yes! Tai Swim Co suits all feature seamless stitching, so the suit can be reversed in many ways. This makes the bikini much more comfortable than the average swimsuit. Some suits reverse to a different color allowing for multiple looks in one beach day.