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

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Image by Fair Harbor

Happy summer! Here's our up to date guide on 30 of our favorite eco swimwear brands 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.


Fair Harbor

Highlights: Made using recycled plastic bottles and up-cycled coconuts; produced at ethically certified factories

Vibes: Classic East Coast surfer
Investment: $$

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Reformation

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

Vibes: Vintage class
Investment: $$$

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Wolven

Highlights: One-pieces & bikinis made from post-consumer recycled plastic, plus a collection of tees & tanks made from trees. Reversible, multifunctional styles and bold basics. 

Vibes: Elevated and empowering
Investment: $$

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Now_Then

Highlights: Made from ECONYL® regenerated nylon; Oeko-Tex 100 certified; Ecoprene (petroleum-free neoprene); ethical manufacturing; luxury finishes like handmade details and seamless lines

Vibes: Surfer chic
Investment: $$

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Manakai

Highlights: Made sustainably and ethically in the USA; created with regenerated NYLON6 from fishing nets, fabric scraps, and other items; donates to local non profits.

Boutique in Lahaina, Maui features products to help support a plastic free lifestyle.

Vibes: Tropical getaway
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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Patagonia

Highlights: Made from recycled materials; UV protection; Fair Trade; transparent manufacturing

Vibes: Eco adventurer
Investment: $$

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Peony

Highlights: OEKOTEX100 certified fabrics (free from harmful chemical residues); incorporates recycled fibers; biodegradable packaging

Vibes: Modern and feminine
Investment: $$

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UND Swim

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

Vibes: Graceful silhouettes
Investment: $$$

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Fisch

Highlights: By Swedish designer; high cuts; made of recycled fishing nets

Vibes: 1980's inspired
Investment: $$$

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SummerSalt

Highlights: Suits and packaging are made using recycled materials; made using measurements from 1.5 million bodies to ensure they would fit well on all shapes and sizes

Vibes: Loud & proud
Investment: $$

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Woodlike Ocean

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

Vibes: Versatile classics
Investment: $$$

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Tina Collins

Highlights: Made from recycled polyamide; made in Europe

Vibes: Classy cuts
Investment: $$$

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Arkitaip

Highlights: Hand crochet out of linen and recycled linen in Vienna by the co-founders; lined with Econyl®

Vibes: Delicate knits
Investment: $$$

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Mara Hoffman

Highlights: Made in the USA; recycled polyester

Vibes: Boldly feminine
Investment: $$$

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Shapes in the Sand (AU)

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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Sébastien

Highlights: Transparently made in Portugal out of primarily recycled materials; 50+ UV protection

Vibes: Boldly modern
Investment: $$$

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HAH

Highlights: Uses recycled fibers; factory transparency and ethical manufacturing

Vibes: Sensibly rebellious
Investment: $$$$

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Natasha Tonic

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

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

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Elle Evans (AU)

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

Vibes: Boho beach babe
Investment: $$

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eco|mono (AU)

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

Vibes: Simple and sexy
Investment: $$

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Galamaar

Highlights: Made in Los Angeles our of mostly recycled fibers

Vibes: Colorful cuts
Investment: $$$

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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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LONDRÉ

Highlights: Made locally in Vancouver out of recycled materials

Vibes: Sexy & powerful
Investment: $$

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United By Blue

Highlights: Women’s classic board shorts made primarily out of recycled and natural materials; each purchase removes one pound of trash from waterways.

Vibes: Sporty surfer
Investment: $$

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Faherty

Highlights: Made mostly of recycled fibers; member of 1% for the Planet; reversible suits for versatile minimalism

Vibes: Beach house hang
Investment: $$

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Baiia (AU)

Highlights: Made using certified OEKO-TEX 100, recycled fibers; transparent manufacturing; reversible suits for diverse and minimalist style

Vibes: Classy & confident
Investment: $$$

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Bower

Highlights: Made using recycled fibers; UV resistant stretch blend

Vibes: 1970's inspired
Investment: $$

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VYB Swim

Highlights: Made using deadstock fabrics; made in California

Vibes: Modern flirty cuts
Investment: $$

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Davy J

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

Vibes: Adventure junkie
Investment: $$$

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Men's

Fair Harbor

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

Investment: $$

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United By Blue

Highlights: Made primarily out of recycled and natural materials; each purchase removes one pound of trash from waterways

Investment: $$

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Patagonia

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

Investment: $$

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