About Your Custom Swim Bags
Keep trips to the leisure centre or the beach completely stress-free when you design your own swim bags for kids. These drawstring bags are comfortable, light and easy to carry around, and have the benefit of being entirely waterproof so all your clothing and valuables are protected. The flexibility of the fabric means you can store anything in the bag, from swimwear to goggles and everything in between. As well as being used as kids swim bags, UK made to order, the bag can double up as the perfect gym kit bag for adults too.
Each bag is approximately 44 cm x 32 cm in size and is handmade to order in our London factory. Choose to print the same or different photos or designs on both the front and back of the bag, to make it completely unique to you. Enforced with eyelets, the drawstrings are sturdy and long-lasting, ensuring that your excursion out won’t end early.
At a glance...
Printed front and back
Handmade in London
Comfortable and durable
Handmade in UK
How Your Kids Swim Bags Are Made
Your designs are reproduced onto a waterproof polyester textile, using a dye sublimation method. This professional printing process means that inks are locked into the fibres of the fabric, resulting in a long-lasting and waterproof print. The drawstring is attached via strong metal eyelets to ensure it won’t come loose, and the bag is sewn by our skilled makers onsite in our London factory.
To preserve the waterproof quality of your custom swim bags, make sure to only machine wash at 30 degrees and do not dry clean or soak. Hang to dry or tumble dry on a medium setting.
Take the opportunity to get creative, by designing both sides of the swim bag. Get inspired by a trip to the seaside and design an abstract, aquatic themed print, or perhaps a calming sunset to get you hyped for holiday. If the swim bag is for your little ones, customise it with text to adorn their name across the bag – a name personalisation is good way to keep things from going missing at the leisure centre. Print two contrasting designs on each side of the bag so it can be used both ways, the perfect way to add some versatility to the swimming lesson routines. The eyelets of the bags are at the bottom corners, so make sure no important features of your photos are in these areas when you design it.
Reviews for Swim Bags
based on 5 customer reviews
I was amazed at how quickly my order was processed and shipped. I'm really pleased with the results of the customized bags I ordered which are christmas presents, and hopefully will be loved by the recipients.
I wanted to design one of these to use as a gym bag, and customer service were so helpful in making sure that I designed the product properly. It arrived very quickly too.
I ordered these for my kids to take to their swimming classes with their names on them, and the quality is beautiful. I let them choose the images too and they couldn't be happier - thank you.
These were perfect for my kids to use for PE at school! The colours are so bright they're lovely.
great quality and price!
How does this product enhance my…
Custom swim bags will help keep things tidy in the home; organise your kids swim kits or your own gym gear days in advance and keep it neat and tidy in your new drawstring bag. Forget PE kits or swimwear lying in the laundry room for days – it will now be ready to go in an instant.
Do you work for a leisure centre, a beach club or a local swimming pool? Create branded merchandise for your visitors that strengthen your branding as well as advertising your business wherever the bags are used. Try a range of fun designs but always add your business name as text to the front of the bag, and gift them to loyal customers. Alternatively, for another business you could simply supply your employees with a branded drawstring bag to encourage health and fitness after work time.
Creating products for a range of audiences, from adults to kids, can greatly increase your customer base. Beautifully designed custom swim bags for the little ones will widen your audience and introduce a range of new people to your work. The bags are multi-purpose so can be designed in any way you wish and will not only strengthen your brand but open sales to new people.
Frequently asked questions:
How big is the swim bag?
The bag is approximately 44 x 32 cm in size.
What can I store in the swim bag?
As well as using the bag to store swim kit, you can use it for your own gym kit or even just everyday use. The flexible size and shape means it’s perfect for carrying anything, from sportswear to books or make up, and the waterproof fabric is just an added bonus.
What is the bag made from?
The drawstring bag is made from a polyester textile which is completely waterproof, and finished with drawstrings which are held in place with metal eyelets.
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What's the best resolution to print in?
We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally, your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi, this means that no resizing of your file occurs stopping any interpolation.
Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?
For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.
Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?
We advise providing images in the RGB colour space. Specifically using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best colour results. What does this mean? In your editing software choose RGB as the working space, and assign the image profile as sRGB (full name sRGB IEC61966-2.1)
What does GSM mean?
Grams per Square Meter (GSM) is an international standard for measuring the weight of paper or fabric. GSM uses the weight of a square meter (1000 x 1000mm) as an indication of the weight and thickness of a given fabric. We class 20-100gsm as light (summer fabrics, gauzes and fine silks), 101-249 gsm as medium (most clothing fabrics) and 250+ gsm as heavy (upholstery fabrics, and other specialist fabrics).
What are the bleed areas?
When designing your product, it’s best to make sure that your image is slightly larger than needed. In printing, the extra printed image is referred to as a “Bleed Area” or margin, and it is removed from the finished piece. A bleed area acts as a buffer for slight inconsistencies in the manufacturing process. however, it’s important to fill your bleed areas completely, or you may end up with white, unprinted strips along the edge of your finished product.
Do you print on garments a customer supplies?
Unfortunately not. All our garments are printed on flat fabric and sewn into finished products, which gives a better, finished result and all-over print. We test meticulously so that we know what gets the best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation paper to order, so if you have access to a heat press you can press your fabrics or flat garments easily.
Can you Align a Pattern or design across panels of a garment?
We always strive for the greatest accuracy when printing and constructing your garments. However, due to unavoidable stretch or movement of the fabric during the stitching process, we cannot guarantee perfect pattern registration across garment seams. We are generally accurate within 2-3mm, which Is close enough for most patterns but may show slight issues with detailed geometric patterns.
Can I print my own Labels?
Most of our garments now come with printable label space for you to add your own company information and branding! If you would like to sew in your own labels, we also offer Printed Fabric Labels here.
How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?
With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colours and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility in London where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment.
Please note: As everything we provide is handmade to order, all measurements may vary slightly.
Delivery time & Costs
We handmake your item on site, which takes on average 1-3 days. Please check individual production times which are displayed next to the item price on the product page, as this varies from product to product. In rare cases when we need to re-print an item, this may take an additional 1-2 days.
After your item has been manufactured, we ship your order via your chosen method. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. Select your delivery method in your basket.
We have a range of trusted shipping options:
- Royal Mail 1st Class Standard (no tracking) - 1-5 working days on average (please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded (no tracking) - Usually delivered the next working day. It is not a guaranteed next day service, or a tracked service. A signature is required. (Please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Special Delivery - Delivered the next working day
- Saturday Delivery (deliver only on Sat)
- Collection from our London Office (between 4-6pm on working days only)
- For international orders or large/bulky packages within the UK, we ship via DHL or Fedex services. This takes on average 2-5 working days.
You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.
You can also read more about our terms & conditions and refund policy.
Make use of our Manufacturing and Worldwide Shipping Experience
At Contrado, every product is handmade on site to ensure the highest quality. We provide a dedicated production service as well as a range of fast delivery options. For the past 14 years, we have printed and hand-made countless personalised products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.
Produced and ready to ship within 1-3 days on average.
A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.
Low shipping fees
- We print and make everything in-house. Production times are dependent on the product.
Express shipping available
- From £1.25 to ship within the UK.
- A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.