ABOUT US

Since 1986, second skins has been custom-making the best performance-enhancing swimwear, sportswear and cutting edge sun protection gear. We are the trusted first choice swimming and sportswear manufacturer for discerning retailers, schools, sports clubs and corporations. Second Skins knows that while how you look matters, how your gear performs against the elements and in competition matters more. Here is why…

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Swimwear is our passion and the heartbeat of our company. When we are not swimming, running sets our pulse racing. Founded in 1986, Second Skins is a privately owned, wholly South African manufacturer of swim, sun-protection, running and sports wear, uniforms and promotional clothing.

Specialists in the production of performance-enhancing garments made from the latest in technical fabrics. Second Skins has a proud record of quality at all levels. With operations in Southern Africa, Europe and the United States, the company has enjoyed sustained growth since 1986.

Our clients include a wide range of retailers, schools, teams and corporations, and we have a proud track record of developing and manufacturing cutting-edge products for both our own and internationally recognized brands.

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Our Vision

Our vision at Second Skins, is to be the go-to supplier and manufacturer of the best, performance enhancing custom swimwear, uv sun protection wear and technical sportswear, both local and international, by 2020.


Our Mission

Our aim is to enhance long-term growth through the development of relationships and partnerships with like-minded suppliers and vendors worldwide. We work to the highest business and ethical standards. Our business partners are carefully chosen to exclude any association with the abuse of child labour and other illegal practices and we are uncompromising in our standards

Our Services

We offer an extensive Made-To-Order Service which is complemented by a wide range of fast-moving items – our Ready To Go range – kept in stock for our customers’ convenience. We have a vertically integrated manufacturing facility and manage all design, sublimation and screen printing process ourselves, ensuring strict compliance with quality standards at all levels of production. Our infrastructure is geared towards massive flexibility and quick turnarounds.


An Equal Opportunity Partner

We pride ourselves on our low staff turnover, which guarantees continuity and a high level of experience. Our policy is to promote from within and our employees enjoy the benefits of ongoing training and development. We work closely with all relevant labour authorities to ensure problem-free relationships that have resulted in no labour unrest since opening in 1986. This means that we can guarantee deliveries with no fear of force majeure.

Our Export Market

Seconds Skins has a rapidly expanding export market. Trading as ACTIVSKINS in Europe, we export sun protection [UV Gear] to Scandinavia, Germany and the UK under our own and other brands. We benefit from a EU1 certificate, which means that our European clients are exempt from import duty on our goods.

Some Of Our Clients

Our aim is to enhance long-term growth through the development of relationships and partnerships with like-minded suppliers and vendors worldwide. We work to the highest business and ethical standards. Our business partners are carefully chosen to exclude any association with the abuse of child labour and other illegal practices and we are uncompromising in our standards

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Thank you for inquiring with Second Skins!

We appreciate that you have taken the time to write to us. We'll get back to you very soon. Please come back and see us often.

Kind regards

The Second Skins Team

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Africa's No.1 Sport & Swimwear Manufacturer!

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Second Skins knows that while how you look matters, how your gear performs against the elements and in competition matters more. Thus, we also like to keep our current potential customers updated and in touch with our brand and the industry. Here is five reasons why our newsletters are popular:

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Second Skins knows that while how you look matters, how your gear performs against the elements and in competition matters more. Thus, we also like to keep our current potential customers updated and in touch with our brand and the industry. Here is five reasons why our newsletters are popular:

  • Latest Promotions
  • Competitions & Contests
  • Freebies
  • Fresh Tips & Content
  • and many more..