Red swimsuit with striped insert

This Slix swimsuit was made under licence in New Zealand. It is made from Bri-Nylon - a nylon fabric trademarked in 1958 by the British Nylon Spinners. This became the default option for swimwear in New Zealand for the next two decades. With its quick-drying properties, its durability and colour fastness, and variety of textures, patterns and rich colours, Bri-Nylon surpassed anything that had come before.


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Paula Thompson
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Unknown
Maker: Made under licence by Silknit
Manufacturing location: 10-14 New North Road, Auckland
Garment type: Swimsuit
Material: Bri-nylon
Features: White stripe
Colour: Red & white
Label: Slix
Date: 1960s