A Jamaican maker of 1960s – 1970s casual resort wear, Beachcomber was one of the 20 members of the Jamaican Fashion Guild, which was founded in 1966.
Some pieces were hand screen printed. Labels seen so far include: Made by Beachcomber, Jamaica, W. I. and Jamaica Fashion Guild Beachcomber Made in Jamaica, WI.
The Guild pieces retailed in Jamaica and the USA and were advertised as available in “Better stores coast to coast”.
Beachcomber was a Jamaican Fashion Guild member until at least 1972. There are labels both with and without the Guild symbol.
Written by Hollis Jenkins-Evans