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Top 10 British-Made Swimwear Brands

We bring you our Top 10 British-made swimwear brands in our hottest top 10!

The sun has made its appearance here in the U.K. and many of us will have a hot destination booked up for the holidays. What every hot day needs is a great piece of swimwear. We bring you our top 10, British-made of course!

Halcyon Blue

Halcyon Blue British Swimwear

Halcyon Blue was established 2005 with the  idea to make Brazilian inspired swimwear in England. They design and source every single component used in their garments and assemble them in their factory in West Sussex. They set about creating an ever evolving continuity range of products that are not age or body type specific, that feel comfortable and secure but still look beautiful. During the design process products are rigorously tested to guarantee quality, durability and fit.


Youswim British swimwear

Youswim create seamless. flexible swimsuits that adapt to fit you and your body’s natural state of flux. Their garments are ethically woven, dyed, cut and sewn in England using European-sourced nylon and elastane and packed by their team in London.

Davy J

Davy J British swimwear

Davy J is a sustainable swimwear brand. Their first collection uses 100% regenerated nylon yarn from waste including spent and ghost fishing nets. Their suits are designed to last longer, fighting the trend of throwaway fashion and creating something that can keep up with you in all conditions. A double lined, high elastane composition provides extra strength, durability and shape; with hidden rubber edging and cross back designs their styles are built to ensure you surface from the water in the same condition as you entered it.


ToDiveFor British Swimwear

Luxury women’s swimwear and designer divewear designed and made in Britain.

Apollo Swim

Apollo British Swimwear

Apollo Swim is a UK based company creating handmade to order swimwear.
Each piece is handcrafted from start to finish, cut, sewn and packaged in house with no industrial machinery involved.

Auria London

Auria London British Swimwear

Auria products are designed and developed in London and made in England using recycled fabrics made from discarded fishing nets and other waste.

Bugsy Swimwear

Bugsy British Swimwear

Based in Brighton, Bugsy custom make swimwear, dance-wear and apparel. Each piece is individually cut, sewn and packaged with materials sourced in England. As well as gorgeous bikinis like those above they also make some great swim-suits for kids too!

Buttress & Snatch

Everything at Buttress & Snatch is made individually, by hand in their vibrant Hackney workshop. This means that nothing is standardised for mass manufacture. and a personal approach to making garments, women are not standardised! Buttress & Snatch have over 20 years experience and can make you almost anything you want in your own size with care and humanity.

Kimberley London

Kimberley Garner British Swimwear

Kimberley London is a luxury beachwear brand founded in 2013 by Kimberley Garner.  All pieces are Made in England and cut by hand in London, for unmatched quality.


Kiniki Tan Through Swimwear

Kiniki create tan through swimwear. Tucked away in the heart of Staffordshire, Kiniki have been creating swimwear for over 40 years. Everything from the initial concept, sourcing, design and production is completed in house under one roof.

Laurie Nouchka

Laurie Nouchka British Swimwear

Laurie Nouchka has been developing artworks on limited edition, luxury active-wear for the last 3 years. Laurie Nouchka collections are proudly made in the UK.

Stidston Swimwear

Stidson British Swimwear

Swim and bodywear, custom made by hand in Peckham, London. Each piece is one of a kind and can be work as swimwear or outerwear.

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  1. Donna Marks on May 4, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    All of the above swimwear brands are wonderful.
    Also nice to see newcomers Laurie Nouchka and Kimberley London.

    • Laurie Nouchka on May 5, 2017 at 11:47 am

      Thanks Donna! Great to see many great brands around manufacturing in the UK! We are in Great company. Laurie Nouchka x

  2. Ed on May 20, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    What about men’s swimming trunks/shorts?

    • Paul Smithers on July 19, 2019 at 12:08 pm

      We can make men’s sports trunks, jammers etc. We have a small selection of our own patterns we can produce for your brands or we can work with yours on a CMT basis. Hope to hear from you Paul.

  3. Patrick Aisabokhale on May 31, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Hi Ed, watch out for men’s swimming trunks / shorts

  4. Annabel on September 18, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    With the exemption of brands such as halcyon blue who manufacture in their own factories within the UK, where do lthese brands manufacture their swimwear? I.e which manufacturers do they use?

    Hope you can help!


  5. Steph Wass on September 19, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Which company would be the best for performance swimwear (competitive swimming)

    Thank you

    • Paul Smithers on July 19, 2019 at 12:09 pm

      We can make ladies’s sports swimsuits. We have a small selection of our own patterns we can produce for your brand or we can work with yours on a CMT basis. Hope to hear from you Paul.

  6. david on July 19, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    Hi from Maru, a 30 year old British performance fashion brand who design, develop, sample and also print our fabrics here in the UK. We would love to manufacture but can’t find anyone. Send contacts if anyone can help.

    Thank you

    • Adam Bellamy on July 18, 2019 at 1:25 pm

      Hi David, I can put you in contact with a good UK manufacturer. I also make extra life Lycra fabrics (plain and print) for swimwear in the UK (knitted and dyed). Let me know if I can help, Adam – Regis Fabrics Ltd

  7. Jacqueline Flanders on May 5, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    Do you make for indivdual customers?

    • Helen on December 27, 2019 at 9:53 pm

      I’m interested in leotard for dance UK manufacturers so thought I would ask here.

  8. Lucy on July 18, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    If any of the brands want to source UK manufactured Extra Life Lycra swimwear fabrics please contact Lucy at Regis Fabrics.

  9. Chloe on August 20, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    You need to add Tucca Swim to this! Sustainable, multiway and reversible swimwear! Made in London and two sisters behind the brand.

  10. Holly Jane Reshad on July 9, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    Thank you for posting all these fabulous companies however I noticed there are none from Scotland? As a Scottish gal myself I was hoping to see at least a couple Scottish based swimwear companies. Maybe there aren’t many?

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