The inspiration for BLUEDRAKE came from the three most important men in my life, my husband Max and our two sons Eli and Mason. Spending time on Nantucket in the summer and Jamaica and Hawaii in the winter meant a lot of time in wet swimsuits. I wanted to make men's swimwear with my own unique graphic designs on them, but they also had to be well made, quick dry, durable and comfortable, otherwise my guys would not wear them. I also wanted a product that would last and be passed from father to son and brother to brother. Years were spent searching for the right quick dry fabric and pattern maker. Then came the challenge of understanding and mastering the challenges of digital print sublimation. And, finally, the biggest challenge of all was to locate an off shore ethical manufacturer.
BLUEDRAKE swimsuits are now manufactured on the beautiful island of Bali in Indonesia by a superb, ethical manufacturer. What does this mean? It means that no child labor was used to make your suit. It means that the workers who sewed your suit have a normal 5 day a week, 8 hour a day work week, and that they are paid fairly, have health insurance and benefits like paid sick leave, vacation days and for women, paid pregnancy leave.
BLUEDRAKE is a small, family run company and we are, and always will be, dedicated to making high quality beach wear in an ethical manner. If you need help placing your order please call us. We are happy to assist you.
Founder & Designer