Mike Claire Textiles - rash vests and identity bibs

Here at Mike Claire Textiles we make and print rash vests & bibs by hand at our small workshop in Devon. Every item is custom made to your specification, including your choice of colour, fabric, sizing, sleeves (either long or short) and your logo placement – just let us know what you need and we’ll work with you to make it happen.

We have been manufacturing rash vests for over 20 years and work with a wide range of customers from small community clubs, to universities and corporate clients. We have built up a strong reputation in the market and continually strive to provide the best product we can at a competitive price.

We only use stretch fabrics purchased directly through the UK appointed distributor for a world-renowned Italian company famous for its high quality stretch fabrics. They represent excellence in the Italian textile industry and have been producing fabrics for over 60 years.

We use different fabrics depending on whether the rash vest is for use in the sea or swimming pool. Nylon is suitable for sea and fresh water activities and polyester for use in swimming pools. This is because polyester retains its colour and is less prone to fading when used in chlorinated water.

We can use traditional screen printing which is ideal for simple line artwork or we can produce items that are fully sublimated. Sublimation allows for all over printing so complex multi-colour designs and patterns are more suited to this method, however it can only be done using polyester material. These can also be easily personalised with names and numbers for individuals on your team.

With low minimum order quantities of just 10, we can provide small orders for your team or if you have larger quantities in mind, we can help with that too!

If you’re not sure what options are suitable for you, please just get in touch, we’ll be only to happy to help.