30 Eco-Friendly Swimwear Brands For Earth Loving Beach Bums and Adventure Junkies
Can't wait for beach weather? Same here.
So we put together this comprehensive and 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.
First make good use of all the bikinis and one-pieces you already have, then dive in.
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
Highlights: Uses Recycled Polyamide based fibers (ECONYL); mix and match black and white pieces
Vibes: Athletic elegance
Highlights: Made from regenerated Nylon; 10% donated to ocean conservation
Vibes: Bold cuts
Highlights: Made using regenerated Lycra; ethical manufacturing in the supply chain; provides UV protection
Vibes: Simple and sexy
Highlights: Uses water-free printing; made from recycled Nylon
Vibes: Boho beach babe
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
Highlights: Made using recycled fibers (ECONYL); donates to environmental organizations; handcrafted
Vibes: Glam surfer
Highlights: Made in the USA; recycled polyester
Vibes: Boldly feminine
Highlights: Handmade out of organic cotton
Vibes: Delicate knits
Highlights: Made using recycled fibers plastic bottles from the ocean
Vibes: Tropical bum
Petite Terre Swimwear
Highlights: Made using recycled fibers; ethically sourced fabrics
Vibes: Sexy solids
Shapes in the Sand
Highlights: Recycled fibers (ECONYL), Project JUST seal of approval; printed locally using a method that doesn't require water or harsh chemicals
Vibes: Playful patterns
Sober & Naked
Highlights: Uses recycled fibers (ECONYL, recycled polyester, & LYCRA); practices ethical manufacturing
Vibes: Modern tropics
Highlights: Made out of recycled fabrics; 100% made in Italy
Vibes: Graceful silhouettes
Highlights: Uses recycled fibers; factory transparency and ethical manufacturing
Vibes: Sensibly rebellious
Highlights: Made from recycled fibers (Oeko-Tex certified recycled PET); carbon neutral website; 5% donated to bring yoga to at-risk youth
Vibes: Mystical inspirations
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