Technical Articles

Read all about “Fast skin,” a “super stretch” fabric made to improve a swimsuit’s fit while compressing muscles. The result is a reduction of drag and muscle vibration. SPEEDO used…

David Morris takes us through the process which transfers a piece of fabric or sheet foam into a 3D shape of lasting quality. Although molded cups are thought of as…

David Morris takes us through the process of drafting a standard swim short using a poly/lycra knit.  

Learn how to draft the patterns for a standard bikini brief using a poly/lycra knit.  

David Morris takes us through the basics of swimwear, including fabric specification, linings, elastics and threads.

Read Simone’s thoughts on what to expect for this spring and summer in the world of fashion. The overall trend is definitely smoothness and lightness, “green type” eco-friendly, hand-crafted looks…

Not so fast! Learn the basic rules of stretch pattern cutting before you venture into drafting or adapting basic swimwear blocks. Being able to understand and apply these rules should…

Do you grade stretch fabric garments differently than rigid garments? The simple answer is no … with a few exceptions. David Morris take us through another insightful design course from…

Is smart technology getting boring? Are consumers suffering from high tech overload? David Morris explores the latest in wearable technology. And yes, there’s an app for that!