20+ Eco-Friendly Swimwear Options for Earth Lovers
Swimsuit season is upon us! If you're like me, it's time to get excited about the pool parties and beach trips that are in your near future. However, if you consider yourself an "Earth lover," there may be some anxiety over whether or not you should wear a swimsuit at all.
Don't panic; there are plenty of eco-friendly options out there for people who love the water but hate what it does to our planet. Here are some ideas to help Earth lovers have fun this summer without feeling guilty about their choice of attire.
Whether you are an avid swimmer or want to get your feet wet, eco-friendly swimwear is a great option for people who love the water. Swimsuits made from recycled materials and organic materials like bamboo can help reduce our carbon footprint by minimising waste in landfills.
While it may seem counterintuitive, buying less clothing, in general, helps us save money when we buy quality items that last longer than one season. In addition to being more sustainable, eco-friendly swimwear will also keep you looking fashionable all summer long!
When environmental issues are highly important, there is a growing focus on the materials used to create items.
Swimsuits are no exception, and now you can find swimwear made from recycled plastic bottles and those created using organic cotton. This means that those who love to spend their summer days in the water can also enjoy wearing eco-friendly options for their suit!
Swim season is here, and you may be wondering how to show your love for the environment while still enjoying a swim or two. Luckily, there are many eco-friendly options available to allow you to enjoy your time at the pool.
If you're looking for an easy way to do so, consider ordering some of our Eco Swimwear! Each item in this collection is made from recycled materials with no added chemicals.
This ensures that they won't harm any sea life when they eventually make their way into our oceans or waterways after being left behind on the beach. Our selection includes everything from bikinis to one-pieces and even accessories like sunglasses and hats!
The importance of protecting the environment is seen in many ways. One way to help protect the environment is by wearing eco-friendly swimwear. You can find various options for your next beach day or pool party, including organic cotton and recycled polyester suits.
These materials are better for the planet than traditional nylon and spandex fabrics, which take years to decompose and release harmful chemicals into our water system. It's also important that you choose a style that fits your personality; why not try out an environmentally friendly bikini?
It is summer, and for those of us who enjoy swimming, we can't help but think about all the fun we will have. If you are one of those people who love to swim but also care about the environment, then this blog post is for you! There are many eco-friendly swimwear options that anyone can wear without sacrificing style.
Check out some great suggestions below!
Ethically-minded swimwear brand EVARAE is committed to creating products that serve the brand motto of Conscious Luxury.
Each garment is made entirely from natural fibres or sustainable alternatives such as ECONYL®, with small production, runs ensuring that waste is minimised. Fancy going green? Check out EVARAE's Sabine Bralette and Iza Bikini Bottoms in emerald.
2. Arrow + Phoenix Swimwear
Arrow + Phoenix is a Black-owned swimwear brand that is focused on body positivity coupled with sustainability. All of their bikinis are made from 100% recycled materials, 100% recycled yarn, and they pride themselves on using 75% less energy during the production process.
Arrow + Phoenix promotes body positivity and promotes living a lifestyle that benefits the lives of others as well.
Their swimwear is made from recycled materials and nylon yarn and even uses 75% less energy to produce than traditional apparel.
This swimsuit is a head-turner for those days when you want to look good on the beach or look good for an Instagram pic even.
To be exact, their suits are even made right here in the United States — Paradise, Nevada.
3. Do Good Swimwear
Do Good Swimwear is a swimsuit brand that supports ethical, eco-friendly practices. They provide sustainable, ethical, and affordable swimsuits.
Each swimsuit made by them is made out of recycled materials using ocean waste and turned into a beautiful and comfortable swimsuit. So wear comfy suits and save the ocean at the same time! They make truly sustainable and ethical swimwear.
Their 'Coco' Triangle Top is a classic and comfortable swimsuit made of recycled materials. This piece comes with adjustable straps, a no-clasp back, and removable padding.
4. Pursuit The Label
If you’re looking for alternative and trendy swimwear with the promise of sustainability, Pursuit The Label is your go-to. Dedicated to combating marine pollution, each quality piece is designed using ECONYL®, a sustainable regenerated material produced from discarded fishing nets. What’s more, the brand’s packaging is 100% recyclable.
5. Jessica Rey
Jessica Rey is a sustainable swimwear brand that makes beautiful swimsuits made of recycled fabrics and materials.
Their swimsuits are made of recycled fishing nets, and all their cellulose fibres are made of beech wood and are all-natural and biodegradable.
This is one of their one-pieces; it has a ruffled neckline and a soft shirring, has removable soft pads, is fully lined, has adjustable straps, and is made with love in the USA.
Summersalt makes adorable swimsuits for women, girls, and pregnant mommies out of sustainable materials.
Using 78 per cent recycled polyamide in their suits from sources like recycled fishing nets and plastics, Summersalt makes body-inclusive swimsuits with minimal environmental impact.
Summersalt creates sustainable swimwear that is comfortable, stylish, and made for people on the go.
Their products come in the best quality with the best prices, made from recycled materials because if we want to explore this world, we have to take care of it.
This bathing suit from them features a deep vee front, a stunning open back, and cute ruffles; their one-pieces have it all!
7. Sensi Graves
Sensi Graves is a swimwear brand that keeps sustainability at the core of its ethics; they love the outdoors and do whatever they can to protect it.
Their fabrics are made from recycled materials, use conscious packaging, give back to environmental groups, and even offset their carbon to compensate for the carbon produced during manufacturing.
This swimsuit is a colourful, everyday sort of piece. A piece to just walking around the beach on a casual day, they're also so comfy you won't want to take them off.
Providing a diverse range of flattering bikini pieces, GYKO designs swimwear to suit all shapes and sizes. Each piece is sustainably created from regenerated plastic waste and produced in London by a not-for-profit social enterprise that supports those pursuing a career in fashion design.
9. Manakai Swimwear
They even have scientific evidence to back them up that their fabric is not only the best option for the planet but lasts 2x longer than any other fabrics available on the market.
Their bathing suits are made of 100% Econyl regenerated nylon fibre from fishnets and other post-consumer regenerated nylon waste, which, when woven, turns into the softest swimwear fabric available and has excellent UV protection.
10. VITAMIN A
Vitamin A makes sexy one-pieces and bikinis from plant-based and recycled fabrics. Their entire line is made in California. They’re even a member of 1% for the Planet, which means that they donate 1% of their revenue to support environmental nonprofits.
Vitamin A is a swimwear line aimed at female empowerment and the idea that feeling sexy meant feeling healthy and confident.
They set out to reduce their eco-footprint, from using recycled nylon fibres and recycled packaging materials to choosing energy-efficient and local factories; they are always seeking out new sustainable practices and ways to improve working conditions.
They have half a dozen of their signature performance fabrics, which are all sustainably awesome; from recycled polyester to even plant-based fabrics, they have it all when it comes to sustainability.
Patagonia, a brand you probably have heard of, have been making great outdoorsy apparel for the longest time and are highly respected as a brand.
But you may be surprised that their swimwear is made of sustainable, recycled polyester. Some pieces are even being made of 100% recycled polyester – free of microplastics.
This is a lightweight, stretchy, fast-drying, cropped silhouette surf rashguard that is absolutely amazing. But they do have many more options of swimwear to meet your wants.
12. Paper London
Paper London swimwear is made from 100% regenerated Nylon fibre created from recycled fishing nets and oceans waste products.
With bold, colourful and unique pieces made to last, the sustainable swimwear will protect your skin from UV rays while also protecting the planet.
Customers can also send back their swimwear to Paper London who will find a new use for the material, ensuring nothing goes to waste.
Arkitaip is a brand that is driven with a mission to create effortless, timeless, and durable garments without the need to hurt our planet.
Their crochet garments are handmade in Europe with the highest quality recycled and virgin linen; they are truly beautiful and, quite frankly, a piece of art in themselves.
Their Frida Crochet Bikini is made-to-order, making every piece one of a kind, featuring a detailed crochet job and adjustable hip ties.
prAna has an incredible sustainable clothing line made of a wide variety of sustainable materials. These guys are at the forefront of sustainable fashion design, and, frankly, they’re crushing it.
From farm to factory to your closet, prAna takes all the opportunities they have to reduce the carbon footprint and greenhouse gases created by their products.
Sustainability is their pride and joy from the farms where their organic cotton and hemp are grown to the beaches where countless recycled plastic bottles have been collected.
Their swim collection has styles for men and women made from recycled nylon and an extra durable elastane. prAna also guarantees that all of their collection is made under fair working conditions in a safe environment.
This swimsuit has a unique look to it that I absolutely adore, the print is pretty, and the back is stunning. Spice up your swimwear collection with this piece.
Their swimwear is made from ocean recovered old fishing nets and other recycled materials. So not only can you help clean up the oceans and ocean waste, but you can also look great doing so.
Their comfortable eco Capri Triangle Top looks not only great but also feels great both whiles sunbathing or even jumping in and out of the water.
16. Dos Gardenias
Founded by former international fashion model Brighdie Grounds and designer Dorothy Day, Dos Gardenias specialises in high quality, sustainable swimwear which doesn’t compromise on style.
The Malibu-based label recently designed the 'Roos Suit' in collaboration with Dutch model and charity: water ambassador, Roos de Kok, in which 100% of proceeds from the piece will be donated to the organisation.
17. Mara Hoffman
Mara Hoffman is a clothing brand that chooses its materials with thought and care. Prioritising natural, recycled, and organic fibres when sourcing materials.
Their swimwear is made of 100% recycled nylon and recycled polyester; since 2017, their use of this alternative fabric has diverted over 17,767 lbs of waste from landfills.
This Abigail Bikini comes in this pretty looking watercolour design and is made of recycled polyester and spandex; it even offers UPF 50+ protection.
18. BOLD SWIM
Bold Swim makes striking swimwear out of some amazing fabric. This small luxury company is doing sustainable swim right with fully biodegradable materials and a super light carbon footprint. They even use carbon neutral shipping!
Bold Swim was created to empower women through beautifully designed bespoke swimwear and even goes beyond just sustainability but is designed for versatility as well.
If you are drawn to minimalist design and saturated colours, then you will fall in love with Bold Swim.
"I created Bold Swim to empower women everywhere to embrace self-love, through the power of our bodies through swimwear," says founder Tiffany Broadway. "So what better way than to great something beautiful, sustainable and inclusive for everyone. No matter the size or shape, you too can have bespoke luxury swimwear."
Their swimsuits are eco-friendly, soft, comfortable, and even biodegradable. It can't get better than that.
Boden is a sustainable and eco-conscious swimwear, clothing and footwear brand. Their swimwear is awesome, and their motto is to make clothing that will last the test of time.
They are committed to running rigorous tests on their products to ensure that the product you buy is the best version of itself it can be.
Their bathing suits look and feel amazing; they're some of my favourite one-pieces because of their classic minimalistic looks.
20. Davy J
Their clean, classic suits are amongst the most stylish on the market, and they're made using Econyl yarn, regenerated nylon made from plastic components, textile discards and spent fishing nets. The brand also encourages users to send their swimsuits back at the end of their life to regenerate or reuse materials.
Londre is an eco-loving swimwear brand that uses compostable packaging (made of corn), recycled materials for their suits. It can reuse all the water used in its manufacturing processes.
Londre says that each swimsuit contains at least six recycled plastic bottles, and they have cleaned up and recycled more than 90,000 plastic bottles off the beaches and streets of Taiwan. All of their swimsuits are made from recycled plastic bottles, and they are amazing.
One of their best-selling pieces, the Minimalist comes in many different colours, but red has got to be my favourite; it is a best-seller for a reason.
22. RUBY LOVE
You’ve heard of period panties, but have you tried period swimwear?
It's a thing, and it's amazing if you're trying not to worry about menstruating while you're at the beach. Ruby Love's period swimwear line is designed to function just like period underwear, keeping the mess contained so you can focus on catching some sun. It's made with organic cotton and is even PUL-free!
Baiia is all about making unique and flattering swimwear that empowers women and honours sustainable practices simultaneously.
The amount of plastic produced between 2000-2010 was around the same amount made in the entire last century, and Baiia thinks it's time for a change.
This bathing suit is an elegant beauty, featuring a full-body fit and a contrasting calming floral pattern. Perfect for a coastal stroll.
24. Lilliput & Felix
British swim and beachwear brand Lilliput & Felix launched in 2014 and has since been awarded Positive Luxury's Butterfly Mark for its commitment to social and environmental sustainability. The pieces made of fabric are made with recycled fabrics; the others are sustainably woven to reduce waste.
Bikyni, a Los Angeles based company, creates swimwear that is easy to shop and easy to wear. Sticking to the minimalist designs without being over designed or overpriced.
The focus was on providing premium materials made from recycled nylon and polyester, creating timeless pieces that anyone would appeal to.
Their Longline is a versatile swimsuit that feels premium. It could maybe even pass for a top on a hot summer night out.
26. JADE SWIM
Founded by fashion editor and stylist Brittany Kozerski, JADE Swim™ combines effortlessly chic design with shape retention technology to create a smooth and sculpting swimsuit. In addition, their collections are intentionally crafted with eco-friendly fabrics that offer UV protection and resistance to chlorine, sunscreen and oils, leaving you with a staple piece that will last for years to come.
Aerie is a line of clothing made by American Eagle that is a sustainability-focused venture. Making an effort for a better world.
Their swimsuits are made of pre-consumer recycled nylon fabric that saves leftover fibre scraps and turns them into beautiful new suits.
Aerie's products have great, fun designs and their swimwear line is surprisingly budget-friendly for a fully sustainable swim piece.
Batoko swimwear is made from 100% recycled plastic waste that would have otherwise been headed for landfills and oceans. Instead, this small company intends to remain a micro-business, growing at a sustainable pace that is kinder to the planet with small collections and attention to detail.
Madewell makes clothing for women and men out of sustainable materials, like recycled cotton and nylon. Their swimsuits are made out of recycled nylon — a single one-piece includes up to eight recycled bottles worth of plastic.
Madewell is a sustainable brand that mainly focuses on denim but has started making swimwear, and they have done it absolutely right.
Their swimsuits are made stylish and sustainable and were made in pursuit of the perfect suit.
This swimsuit comes with a smocked underwire bikini top and has a vintage look to it with the mini floral print.
AllSisters is a Barcelona-based brand that makes eco-friendly and sustainable swimsuits—making swimsuits that make you feel at ease when wearing.
Making their swimwear out of 100% regenerated and recycled polyamide fibre from post-consumer materials. As a result, their one-pieces are elegant and timeless.
The Crucis Australia's one-pieces are a versatile bathing suit combining fit and function into a sporty, elegant package.
31. Whale Of A Time Clothing
The nautical-inspired Bordeaux swimming trunks have a recycled polyester lining, made from melting down existing plastic and re-spinning it into a new fabric.
Maaji is a sustainability-focused company that aims to an Earth a better place than how it found it and promise to make every day Earth Day.
They are committed to preserving the ocean because it is the heart and soul of our planet. And preserving it is one of the most important steps towards a better world.
This swimsuit is a piece of art handmade by a Colombian Artisan; being dyed individually, your piece will be unique to you.
Volcom has been around for a long time, but not many people know how sustainable they are. Their initiatives include using recycled fabrics like Econyl.
Volcom swimwear is designed to fit snug and stay put, so we grabbed the skateboard and did a photoshoot in the cul de sac.
The material was soft and buttery but sturdy. I loved how cheeky the bottoms were, and how even with its sturdy construction, it didn't feel too tight.
34. Hackwith Design House
Hackwith Design House aims to make long-lasting, versatile and sustainable clothing that is as unique as its wearer.
They’re so actively trying to make a change that they have a limited edition design made and published every single week with no more than 25 made of each.
Everything is made in their studio in Minnesota, and to reduce waste, many of the items are not made until you order them. Hooray for zero waste.
While Lula-Ru's swimwear is already crafted from eco-sensitive fabric, making it as eco-friendly as possible, the brand is looking to switch to a material made from recyclables for its next collection. Their flattering bikinis – which can be customised according to preference – have a touch of a classic Bond girl about them.
Seea is a collection of 'waterwomen', and the sea is their temple. They are a Los Angeles based brand pushing hard for fashion sustainability and protecting the Earth, and its oceans
Seea swimsuits are made from recycled garments and textile waste and deadstock fabrics that were discarded. To add onto that, they replace neoprene with a plant-based Yulex technology.
The Rini Bikini Bottom is a perfect swimsuit for those warm days with a low-rise fit, and textured fabric makes them feel elegant and special.
Galamaar is another gorgeous brand making swimsuits out of recycled Econyl fabric in Los Angeles, California. They only make bikini style swimsuits, but the cuts are intense and the construction solid — great for keeping things in place while you run in the sun.
Made in Brazil but inspired by the Hackney fashion scene, Bezzant’s comfortable, figure-hugging swimwear is 100% sustainable, recyclable and fully biodegradable. The Baywatch-esque Fire swimsuit features a flattering high cut, low back and Brazilian-style bottom.
39. Mimie Reed
A new brand on the block, Mimie Reed channels the Forties and Fifties with its sustainable, feminine swimwear collection.
Proving that glamour and sustainability can co-exist, founder and designer Mimie Reed champions slow fashion, stating: 'It was important for me to be a brand focusing on sustainability and inclusivity.
And I also wanted to give something back. So three per cent of all purchases made are donated directly to the Olive Ridley Project, which protects sea turtles and their habitats in the Indian Ocean.'
40. Perfect Moment
Renowned for its premium ski and surf clothing, Perfect Moment is launching a new sustainable swim capsule just in time for summer.
Planet-friendly and produced in London, the new collection features an array of vibrant and reversible metallic swimsuits designed with ecological yarns and an Econyl fabric made from plastic bottles found in the Mediterranean Sea. Launching summer 2021.
Reformation dropped their latest swimwear series this summer, featuring its signature floral prints and gingham patterns in fun pops of colour. The collection is perfect for mix and matching and is made from the regenerated nylon material ECONYL®.