30 Eco-Friendly Swimwear Brands For Earth Loving Beach Bums and Adventure Junkies

 Image by  Und Swimwear

Image by Und Swimwear

Happy summer! Here's our up to date guide on 30 of our favorite eco swimwear brands  (including a few of our proud 2018 parters: Wolven, UND Swimwear, Manakai, Abysse, and Fair Habor) you can browse through as you daydream about your upcoming beach days and pool parties.

Conventional swimwear is made of virgin nylon and polyester. That's plastic, which will not biodegrade and requires us to keep drilling for more and more petroleum. As off-shore drilling projects increase, we'll just have less pristine oceans to enjoy. We're not sure if we want this in the background of our beachy photos, either.

Oh, and did you know a quarter of fish tested in California were found to have plastic in their bodies? That's our seafood! It's true - what goes around comes around. So it's time to at the least reduce our purchase of virgin plastic whenever possible.

Good thing we've already got lots of eco-conscious and sexy, elegant, and stylish swimwear to choose from.

While many of the following eco swimwear brands still use nylon and polyester, these plastic fibers are recycled from trashed fishnets and plastic bottles, meaning we're not increasing demand for new plastic and are helping to give new life and value to what otherwise would just be trash. (Cradle-to-gate analysis from Sustainable Apparel Coalition's Material Sustainability Index also shows recycled polyester and nylon to have way less environmental impact than virgin polyester and nylon options.)

First make good use of all the bikinis and one-pieces you already have, treasure hunt for pre-loved options from our favorite second hand retailers, then dive in.


Sustainable Swimwear Brands Eco Bikini

Reformation

Highlights: Uses recycled fibers; carbon-offset shipping in USA

Vibes: Vintage class
Investment: $$$

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Eco Swimwear Brands Und Swimwear | Eco Fashion Guide by Conscious Fashion Collective

UND Swim

Highlights: Made out of recycled fabrics; 100% made in Italy; promotes body confidence

Vibes: Graceful silhouettes
Investment: $$$

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Eco-Conscious Sustainable Swimwear Wolven Threads

Wolven

Highlights: Highest percentage of OEKO-TEX certified recycled P.E.T. fabric on the market;  super soft fabric; reversible suits; wearable art; 5% donated to bring yoga to at-risk youth

Vibes: Boho-chic dreams come true
Investment: $$$

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Eco Swimwear Brands Abysse | Conscious Fashion Colletive

Abysse

Highlights: Uses Japanese Limestone Neoprene made of natural rubber and recycled fibers (ECONYL); surf-wear and activewear; locally and ethically manufactured in California

Vibes: Surfer chick
Investment: $$$

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Eco Conscious Sustainable Swimwear Fair Harbor

Fair Harbor

Highlights: Made using recycled plastic bottles and upcycled coconuts; produced at ethically certified factories

Vibes: Classic East Coast surfer
Investment: $$

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Eco Swimwear Brands Manakai | Sustainable Fashion Guide by Conscious Fashion Collective

Manakai

Highlights: Made out of recycled fibers and regenerated fabrics; made ethically in the USA; hosts beach cleanups and donates to non-profits

*New store opening at 888 Front Street, Lahaina, HI

Vibes: Tropical getaway
Investment: $$

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Eco Swimwear Brands VYB Swim | Sustainable Fashion Guide by Conscious Fashion Collective

VYB Swim

Highlights: Made using deadstock fabrics; made in California

Vibes: Modern flirty cuts
Investment: $$

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Eco-conscious sustainable swimwear Shapes in the Sand

Shapes in the Sand

Highlights: Handmade in Australia from ECONYL; prints inspired by nature; gives 1% of profits to environmental organizations

Vibes: Playful prints
Investment: $$

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Sustainable Swimwear Brands Eco Fashion Mara Hoffman

Mara Hoffman

Highlights: Made in the USA; recycled polyester

Vibes: Boldly feminine
Investment: $$$

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Eco Conscious Sustainable Swimwear VDM

VDM The Label

Highlights: Made out of fabric that is 78% ECONUL and a 100% pre and post-consumer waste yarn

Vibes: Sustainably sexy
Investment: $$

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Vitamin A Swim

Highlights: Made using EcoLux (recycled nylon); portion of proceeds go toward environmental organizations to help protect the oceans

Vibes: Cali Girl
Investment: $$$

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Natasha Tonic

Highlights: Made from hemp fibers in Los Angeles, California; UV resistant. Learn more.

Vibes: Classic with a modern twist
Investment: $$$

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Eco Swimwear Brands Petite Terre | Sustainable Fashion Guide by Conscious Fashion Collective

Petite Terre Swimwear

Highlights: Made using recycled fibers; ethically sourced fabrics

Vibes: Sexy solids
Investment: $$$

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Eco Bikini Brands Busted Swimwear | Guide by Conscious Fashion Collective

Busted Swimwear

Highlights: Made from recycled Lycra; fits up to F cup

Vibes: Pool party
Investment: $$$

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Mylo Beachwear

Highlights: Handmade out of organic cotton

Vibes: Delicate knits
Investment: $$$

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Eco Swimwear Brands Ecomono | Guide by Conscious Fashion Collective

eco|mono

Highlights: Made using regenerated Lycra; ethical manufacturing in the supply chain; provides UV protection

Vibes: Simple and sexy
Investment: $$

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Eco Swimwear Brands Elle Evans | Guide by Conscious Fashion Collective

Elle Evans

Highlights: Uses water-free printing; made from recycled Nylon

Vibes: Boho beach babe
Investment: $$

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Eco Swimwear Brands Greenlee Swim | Guide by Conscious Fashion Collective

GREENLEE Swim

Highlights: Made using recycled fibers; gives back to environmental organizations

Vibes: Modern botanical
Investment: $$$

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MYMARINI

Highlights: Uses eco-friendly materials and processes to reduce water waste and CO2 emissions; double layered to support active swimming and surfing; UPF 50+; made in Europe

Vibes: Active chic
Investment: $$

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Eco Swimwear Brands Loka Swimwear | Sustainable Fashion Guide by Conscious Fashion Collective

Loka Swimwear

Highlights: Made using recycled fibers (ECONYL); donates to environmental organizations; handcrafted

Vibes: Glam surfer
Investment: $$$

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Eco Swimwear Brands Amara Tulum | Guide by Conscious Fashion Collective

Amara Tulum

Highlights: Made from ECONYL; produced in green energy facilities in Tulum where workers are paid fairly; coordinates beach cleanups regularly

Vibes: Luxury resort
Investment:$$

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Eco Swimwear Brands Ocean Zen Bikini | Sustainable Fashion Guide by Conscious Fashion Collective

OceanZen Bikini

Highlights: Made using recycled fibers plastic bottles from the ocean

Vibes: Tropical bum
Investment: $$$

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Eco Swimwear Brands Free Bella | Eco Fashion Brands by Conscious Fashion Collective

Free Bella Swim

Highlights: Made in Los Angeles; uses recycled polyester fibers

Vibes: Bold with an edge
Investment: $

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Eco Swimwear Brands Now Then Label | Sustainable Fashion Guide by Conscious Fashion Collective

Now Then Label

Highlights: Japanese (petroleum free) Ecoprene surf wear; Oeko-Tex100 Certified; recycled nylon fibers

Vibes: Surfer chic
Investment: $$

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Eco Swimwear Brands All Sisters | Guide by Conscious Fashion Collective

All Sisters

Highlights: Uses Recycled Polyamide based fibers (ECONYL); mix and match black and white pieces

Vibes: Athletic elegance
Investment: $$$

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Eco Swimwear Brands Sober & Naked | Sustainable Fashion Guide by Conscious Fashion Collective

Sober & Naked

Highlights: Uses recycled fibers (ECONYL, recycled polyester, & LYCRA); practices ethical manufacturing

Vibes: Modern tropics
Investment: $

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Eco Swimwear Brands Davy J | Guide by Conscious Fashion Collective

Davy J

Highlights: Made from regenerated nylon; durable; suitable for active sports & adventures; going closed-loop

Vibes: Adventure junkie
Investment: $$$

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Eco Swimwear Brands We Are Hah | Sustainable Fashion Guide by Conscious Fashion Collective

HAH

Highlights: Uses recycled fibers; factory transparency and ethical manufacturing

Vibes: Sensibly rebellious
Investment: $$$$

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Eco Swimwear Brands Woodlike Ocean | Sustainable Fashion Guide by Conscious Fashion Collective

Woodlike Ocean

Highlights: Member of 1% for the planet; uses recycled fibers; reversible

Vibes: Versatile Classics
Investment: $$$

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Eco Swimwear Brands Fae Swim | Guide by Conscious Fashion Collective

Fae Swim

Highlights: Uses regenerated polyamide; ECONYL

Vibes: Nautical classics
Investment: $$

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Men's

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Fair Harbor

Highlights: Made using recycled plastic; produced at ethically certified factories

Investment: $$

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Broz & Broz

Highlights: Handmade in Italy; colored using natural dyes; water-saving manufacturing; eco-friendly packaging

Investment: $$$

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Patagonia

Highlights: Made from recycled materials; UV protection; Fair Trade cut and sewn

Investment: $$

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