FAR AND AWAY AFRICA’S HOTTEST SWIMWEAR MANUFACTURER
Sun Things is a privately-owned, Cape Town-based ladies and girls swimwear manufacturing company, established 27 years ago. We enjoy the winning reputation for design, quality and fashionability across the independent boutique and retail chain game. We’re also recognised and distinguished by our international quality garments.
Today Sun Things is poised and determined to play in a much larger ocean.
We’re well geared to offer far and away USA and European markets the best of both worlds – fresh designs and great quality, across short and long runs, straight from the world’s second most favourite city.
With plenty of capacity available, if you’re not yet enjoying the perfect fit for your production requirements, have a glance our way. And don’t forget to wear shades. You’ll discover that the economic benefits are dazzling! And you get to enjoy personal remote control.
TIP OF AFRICA TOP OF OUR GAME
Sun Things is always in-demand because our customers get on-demand specialised design and technical know-how applied across our end-to-end offer. The process is well defined and well supported from a digital and technology perspective. Our services include world-class design, focused sourcing and practiced pattern making, grading and sample development. We have a fully-equipped studio offering customers collaboration with our happy team through the process, from photos or designs or from scratch. Our legendary live fitting skype sessions are always productive.
Sun Things have proved to be a reliable and innovative partner in the production game, and always manage to pull things together for me, as well as think outside the box when it comes to some of my more out there designs! Joanna Hedley: Beachcult.
Our production throughputs are brilliantly managed, within tight quality control protocols. And with full support in logistics and global shipping, customers can relax – we manage the full process very well. You’ll find our services refreshingly first world, with a tip of Africa twist.
BRILLIANTLY CO-ORDINATED COORDINATES
Sun Things’ factory is located between two oceans and operates in interlinked buildings, with the airport and harbour, just a skip and a jump away. The Sun Things team concentrates on designing and manufacturing super saleable swimwear, along with:
a wide variety of proper cup sizes, matching beach cover-ups, kimonos and pareos, beach dresses, wraps and skirts, all co-ordinated with the swimwear products, and capabilities in maternity and mastectomy-affected ladies swimwear. We know our figure forms in standard sizes – from babies to plus sizes. We’re very good at adjustable swimwear and at fuller figures, because we get lots near where we live.
I wouldn’t be able to survive without the Lindy and the Sun Things Team. They are the country’s only supplier of top quality goods with proper cup sizes that aren’t mass market! And they’re amazing to work with. Isla Lovell: Storm in A-G Cup
ON TREND ON TIME AND ON THE MONEY
We sell under our four in-house and many retail-owned brands. We also design and produce for the top independent boutiques. We are expert at interpreting trends and sourcing trims and fabrics as well as prints that perform.
Our customer engagement is built on decades of experience in mass and niche markets, across basics and high ticket fashion items. In fact, we have 27 years of experience at getting our ducks in a row.
Our production process is well designed, refined and practised. Price-wise you should find that we offer a significant advantage over countries like Australia. These advantages are evident across all aspects down to ticketing and packaging.
THE ON TIME ZONE
Across the value chain, our fulfilment capabilities are built on warm, familiar and progressive supplier relationships. Whether in sourcing WOW polyester and nylon fabrics, awesome digital prints, or shipping to foreign ports, we can get a bit pushy, but we are always super-friendly, accommodating and fun to deal with.
WITH SUN THINGS EVERY DAY FEELS LIKE SUNDAY
We’ve been doing what we do long enough to know what matters. We work hard to understand every client and their needs. We work just as hard in reviews, and have the tech to make deciding easy. Our extensive product sampling means correct fit and comfort, and includes multiple sampling to meet the chains’ fit strategies and buying programmes.
Our exposure to different countries on a number of continents gives us a real understanding of the trend spectrum. We are as adept at the brights as we are at softer, more romantic shades and lines.
We know our lead times and capacities and can design a programme around these aspects to suit enquiries.
THIRST WORLD FABRICS
Domestic fabrics are unavailable in the quality, variety and prices required by our markets, so we’ve established international supply chains to ameliorate the demand peaks and valleys for swimwear production locally. Specialised stretch fabrics are all imported from Spain, Italy, Vietnam and China. Metal trims are sourced locally, with bra cups sourced from China.
SIZZLING DESIGNS ON TAP
Local Digital printing allows us to turn on quick printed response (on demand) to international customers’ needs. Our prices are amazing and you get costs ex works along with a one-stop shop- from design to retail – without having to travel half way around the world to find it.
REMOTE CONTROL PROCESSES AND LOGISTICS
We are good at keeping our customers satisfied and in the loop throughout the process. We do, after all live in a digital village. We employ the services of International Shipping experts to handle the import and clearing of raw material from China and their global export capabilities will assist Sun Things in serving your needs effectively and efficiently.
FAR AND AWAY AFRICA’S COOLEST SWIMWEAR TEAM
The Sun Things team brings a nice combination of left and right lobes to the art of manufacture. You’ll get to meet some of us should you see the need (and the light) for dealing with us.
Lead by the business and marketing head of Graham Greathead – former Apple brand builder in Cape Town – and controlled by the deft financial wizardry of co-owner and Chief Financial Officer, David Heyneke, the business is now perfectly set up to respond to the design experience, range development and finely crafted handle that Lindy Sanderson has in abundance.
Beyond that, we have a very well run factory and in-house skills across all the categories and functions.
DESIGNS ON YOU
At Sun Things we are now fully geared to prove that we are far and away Africa’s hottest swimwear lab and factory, with solutions that could meet your needs easily and very cost effectively.