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Our Smuggling Story

Our Smuggling Story

Our story began as a bit of a laugh when some mates in a back yard decided to write ‘budgy smuggler’ on the back of a pair of speedo-style swimwear.

A lot of people ask us why we are ‘budgy smuggler’ and not ‘budgie smuggler.’ Two of our favourite explanations are the impressive sounding “it has to do with trademark law, you wouldn’t understand” and the more mysterious sounding “we’re not detail people, we are concept people.”

The sad fact is that we only realised the incorrect spelling after we’d started making pairs and we haven’t been bothered to change it back. However you spell it though, you are still likely to look spicy in a pair of smugglers.

All our swimwear is made in Sydney, Australia. We understand that when it comes to smuggling your budgy, there can be no compromise on quality.

Fun Fact: In 2016 we made the Oxford dictionary as an actual word alongside ‘glamping’ and ‘wedding tackle.’ What a long way from the back yard in Aus to a dictionary in Oxford. The best smuggling though is yet to come.

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