Strappy woollen bathing suit

This bathing suit was reproduced by Manawatu Knitting Mills in 2014 for the Decades of Fashion fundraiser show. The company, which was originally based on Main Street in Palmerston North, survived the depression years and continue to manufacture a range of knitwear including the iconic black shearer singlet.


Credit: Photo courtesy of John Hughes and the Manawatu Knitting Mills Archive
Copyright: No Known Copyright Restrictions
Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Manawatu Knitting Mills
Copyright: CC BY 4.0 International Licence
Designer: Unknown
Manufacturing location: Palmerston North
Garment type: Bathing suit
Material: Wool
Colour: Black, mushroom
Label: Manawatu Knitting Mills
Date: 1934 (replicated 2014)