Blue swimsuit & candlewick cape

Although known for its iconic rugby jerseys, the first garment to be given the Canterbury label was underwear – the woollen kind worn in 1920s New Zealand. Forty years later this Canterbury swimsuit was made from cotton.


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Cathy Dunn of Penelope Tree Vintage (swimsuit) & Fiona McGeough (cape)
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Unknown
Maker: Canterbury Swimwear (swimsuit) & unknown (cape)
Manufacturing location: New Zealand
Garment type: Swimsuit, cape
Material: Cotton (swimsuit) & cotton candlewick (cape)
Colour: Blue & white
Label: Canterbury Swimwear (swimsuit) & Super Tex (cape)
Date: Early 1960s