We are super excited to be adding to our Molke Swim range next week with the release of our fabulous Tankini and Swim Shorties. You’ve all had lots of questions about the new swim range so we’ve put together some FAQs, which we hope will explain everything. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any other questions.
Q. I was expecting the swimwear to be the same design as the Molke bra.A. We have trialled the Molke bra as a swim bra design, however the combination of the design and swim fabric makes for a swim bra that would be near impossible to take on or off. The change in fabric also affects the integrity of the design. We are continuing to work on our swim range though and we do hope in the future to offer a swimwear design in a similar style as the Molke bra. In the meantime we have been working hard on the Molke Flexi-size Swim Bra design, taking on board lots of customer feedback over the past three years, to create a product that we believe not only works well but looks great!
Q. Is Molke Swim suitable for swimming, or just for wearing on holiday?
A. Molke Swim is made with Ultrachlorine resistant fabric. The Molke Flexi-size Swim Bra and Tankini both offer support and containment as well as being pilling resistant, making them suitable for pounding some lengths in your local pool. It also offers UV protection so if you do get some sun, rest assured your Molke Flexi-size Swimwear will hold up well.
Q. I cannot see my size in the chart?A. Please don’t panic if your size isn’t in the current chart. This is an initial limited run, but more sizes and swim styles are in development currently.
Q. How do I work out which size to order?
A. We recommend measuring using the Molke calculator to work out your Flexi-size and once you pop in your measurements, it will give you your standard UK size, Molke size and Flexi-Size. You can also check your UK size against our Flexi-Size chart below. Each Molke Flexi-Size covers a range of 6 ‘sister sizes’. Both our Tankini and Swim Bra are designed with extended hook and eye fastening to accommodate 3 band sizes, so a 34" band in Flexi-Size, covers 32”, 34” and 36” bands in regular UK sizing. The straps are also fully adjustable and so together, these help you to get the best fit and comfort for your body. For Swim briefs please use our standard briefs size guide.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions before purchasing the Molke Flexi-Size Swim.
Q. Where is the swimwear made?
A. The swimwear is currently made in an ethical factory in Romania that we have visited and inspected to ensure it complies with our ethical policies. We would love to be able to manufacture the swimwear in house, but at the moment due to social distancing restrictions we are unable to increase the team to accommodate this. It’s on our long term plans!
Q. What is the swimwear made of?
A. The swim fabric is recycled polyamide made from ECONYL® yarn, a 100% regenerated nylon yarn derived from pre and post industrial waste such as discarded fishing nets, carpet fluff (the top part of Nylon carpets), tulle etc. This yarn not only keeps plastics out of landfill but is also made without using fossil fuels during the production.
Q. Are the Swim Bra and Tankini adjustable?
A. Yes! Both our Swim Bra and Tankini have at least three adjustable elements.
Firstly, they are both made with extended hook and eye fastening to accommodate 3 band sizes. This allows for size fluctuation and means you can find a band size that gives you both support and comfort. These fasteners also make it much easier to get on and off (especially after a swim!).
Both styles come with wide, supportive and adjustable straps which can be lengthened or shortened to suit your shape and ensure that the cup is fitting well.
The third adjustable element (which we particularly love!) is the neckline. You can tighten or loosen the ruching at the front to create either a retro sweet-heart neckline or have a more sporty straight neckline that is great if you are wanting to ensure everything stays put whilst you swim.
The tankini comes with one extra adjustable option, which is to the length. With the side adjustable drawstring, you can increase the ruche or lengthen the tankini to suit your style and comfort.