Sustainable Swimwear isn’t what it used to be, it’s even better. With new fashion-forward swim-focused brands popping up left and right, there’s a stylish, sexy, or bold poolside look, with equally impressive sustainability credentials.
To make it easy to find the sustainable swimwear that suits your style (pun very much intended) we’ve vetted the top 17 brands. So get ready to slather on your reef-friendly SPF on your next sun-drenched holiday in a suit that makes you feel confident and does good for the earth.
The Top Sustainable Swimwear Brands:
Casa Raki is inspired by South America, The small independent boutique brand is designed in London and ethically made in Portugal. Even if you’re wearing the suit poolside in the city, you’ll feel like you’re on a lush tropical vacay in Casa Raki’s minimal, yet elegant swimwear.
They use ECONYL® recycled nylon and recycled polyester in their swimwear. As well as a material derived from Castor Bean, which is a highly renewable yarn with a 25% less impact on climate change than the standard polyamide.
The founder of Vitamin A, Amahlia, worked side by side with the Patagonia founder and environmentalist Yvon Chouinard, on a design project. It was there that she was inspired to use recycled plastic bottles in swimwear as they did in their technical fabrics.
When she was told by fabric suppliers that there was “no market” for swimwear made from recycled fibers, she decided to make it happen anyways. Partnering with the top mills in Italy, Canada, and California they created EcoLux™ — the first premium swim fabric made from recycled nylon fibers. Now the company has a whole roster of sustainable high-performance fabrics they call on for their collections including organic cotton, linen, recycled cotton, and Tencel®.
Driven by a passion for design and a commitment to the environment, Koraru offers products that are ethically made and environmentally friendly.
Every piece of Koraru swimwear is carefully designed and crafted to be long-lasting and comfortable. The brand emphasizes a timeless aesthetic over fast fashion trends, creating swimwear that customers can enjoy for many seasons.
Koraru’s dedication to sustainability is apparent in their choice of materials. The swimwear is made from high-quality Italian recycled fabrics, including ECONYL®, a 100% regenerated nylon that is derived from pre and post-industrial waste such as discarded fishing nets and carpet fluff.
Beyond just the products, Koraru is committed to a sustainable business model. They strive to minimize waste and maximize efficiency in every step of their supply chain. Additionally, Koraru collaborates with organizations like Healthy Seas and Ghost Diving to contribute towards cleaning the seas and saving marine life.
Meraēke is a swimwear brand committed to blending style, comfort, and sustainability. They strive to be as eco-friendly as possible in all aspects of their operation.
From the product creation process to the final product, sustainability is at the forefront. The swimwear is made from a blend of sustainable materials such as ECONYL®, a 100% regenerated nylon made from abandoned fishing nets and other nylon waste. By choosing ECONYL®, Meraēke not only reduces the waste in the oceans but also creates durable and stylish swimwear.
Additionally, Meraēke ensures responsible production. They are dedicated to ethical manufacturing, making sure that the people who produce their swimwear are working in fair conditions. They are also committed to limiting overproduction by producing small quantities and offering pre-orders, thereby avoiding excess inventory.
This sexy swimwear brand wants us to keep our minds dirty and the ocean clean. With a minimum of 6 recycled plastic bottles in each swimsuit, they rescued over 200,000 plastic bottles from the beaches and streets. They’ve ensured that all the water used during production is able to be reused as it is completely free of harmful chemicals.
The brand also boasts a recycling and repair program, to keep your swimwear looking its best until it really cants anymore. Then the materials are broken down and rejuvenated into new materials.
Recycling program – all suits are able to be rejuvenated into new materials at the end of their long life.
Minimal meets glamorous in Venessa Sposi’s ethical swimwear line. Keeping in mind which materials promote biodiversity to keep our world lush, the brand favors materials from regenerative, organic, renewable, and recycled sources.
Faithfull The Brand
Faithfull The Brand is a conscious swimwear label based in Indonesia. Their delicate and feminine collections are entirely hand-made. With each piece being hand-dyed, printed, and crafted by local artisans. Their collections are rooted in and inspired by the spirit of travel.
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Peony oozes with lightness and femininity. Their carbon-neutral, conscious swimwear alludes to vintage beach vacations in a time when analog was the only option, and a beach day meant being completely cut off from the stresses of the world.
The band is known for its uniquely printed fabrics and custom textures, which are all made from recycled content. Their resort wear is exclusively made with natural fibers and innovative sustainable fabrics.
Medina Swimwear is 100% Manufactured in Italy using Econyl® regenerated nylon yarns to create their sustainable swimsuits. If you’re looking for a suit that stands out from the rest, Medina is a great place to start. Their suits are unique in cut and color, from their neon green one-piece to their belted high waist bikini’s that nod to eras gone by, in Medina, you’ll be sure to make a statement while lounging in the sand.
Always hitting the balance between timeless, and the style of the moment Jade Swim practically screams luxurious beach-side holiday. It’s the type of swimsuit that you see someone else wearing and send the rest of the evening going down a googling rabbit hole to find it for yourself.
Their collection is made from Econyl® regenerated nylon from ocean waste, and other organic and recycled materials. Their fabrics are Oeko-Tex certified & Azo tested, which ensures there are no hazardous chemicals used in the dyeing process. Plus your Jade Swimsuit will come in a recycled plastic shipping bag that is 100% biodegradable.
The Salt Water Collective
From earthy hues to bright tones, The Salt Water Collective makes stand-out swimwear with a minimalistic cut. The Salt Water Collective is on a mission to make the oceans leaner and cleaner, which is why they use ECONYL® made from recovered ocean waste to create their collection.
Get ready for a summer in the Italian Rivera with a chic, minimalistic swimsuit bursting with Italian sensuality. You can feel good about purchasing from this small family-run business, knowing that 1% will be given back to the organization, Healthy Seas.
Bower’s collection is 100% sourced and crafted in mainland Europe. Using Econyl® from Italy, Linen from Portugal and Italy, and hardware from France. All of the collections are produced in Italy in factories that have been certified under the Bollino Etico Sociale Program.
This Scandi-style swimwear line puts simplicity and responsibility at the heart of everything they do. They give back 1% of their revenue to Healthy Seas which supports the recovery of plastic nets in the ocean. Ohoy uses Econyl® yarn to create their swimwear, which is made from discarded nylons, which could be the fishing nets that are collected by incentives like Healthy Sea.
Natasha Tonic champions Hemp fabric for their conscious swimwear line. Hemp is one of the world’s most sustainable materials available today. It’s rapidly renewable, and extremely resilient, needing less water and virtually no pesticides to grow.
The brand also makes its collections locally in small batches, to reduce their impact on the environment. By hand cutting and dying their swimsuits, they are able to make sure that they create as little waste as possible in the process.
Known for their inclusive sizing activewear, Girlfriend Collective is now making waves with their conscious swimwear made from recycled fishing nets. With their flattering cuts, you’ll feel great slipping into one of their swimsuits to sip margs poolside with your girls.