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The Ultimate List of Sustainable & Ethical Swimwear


As summer is finally here, we have rounded up 50 sustainable eco-friendly women's swimwear brands for every body and budget to make finding that perfect piece, which is also good for the planet, just a little bit easier. As with all our masterlists, if you feel like there is a brand missing from our list, please let us know by dropping us an email or commenting below!


(All the prices in the list are in US Dollars and do not take into consideration shipping costs or the prices of items on sale.) 



1. AERIE 


Mostly known for their size inclusive swimwear and

colourful prints, Aerie's "Real Good" line uses 

recycled plastic bottles and recycled nylon fabrics

in their production.


CATEGORIES: Upcycled & Recycled Materials

$$: Separates from $20, one-pieces from $40

SIZES: XXS-XXL


SHOP AERIE'S REAL GOOD HERE




2. AKOIA SWIM

Akoia Swim's crochet bikinis and one-pieces are

hand-made by artisans in Bali from organic sustainable cotton and the brand uses 100% plastic free packaging.


CATEGORIES: Eco-Friendly, Waste Reducing,

Conscious Processes

$$: Bikinis from $76, one-pieces from $111

SIZES: XS-L



SHOP AKOIA SWIM HERE




3. ALYNED TOGETHER


Alyned Together's body inclusive swimwear line

uses recycled plastics and the company also donates 1% of their annual sales to ocean conservation.


CATEGORIES: Upcycled & Recycled Materials

$$: Separates from $30, one-pieces from $59

SIZES: XS-XXXL



SHOP ALYNED TOGETHER HERE




4. ANEKDOT


Anekdot uses exceptional surplus fabrics such as

ECONYL® and local production in Germany and Poland to create cute bikinis and well-fitting suits.


CATEGORIES: Upcycled & Recycled Materials, Local Production, Waste Reducing

$$: Separates from $68, one-pieces from $158

SIZES: XS-L



SHOP ANEKDOT HERE




5. ARKITAIP


Arkitaip is a mother-daughter duo creating

made-to-order crochet swimwear from linen and recyled linen, lined with ECONYL®.


CATEGORIES: Eco-Friendly, Upcycled & Recycled Materials, Local Production, Waste Reducing

$$: Bikinis from $337

SIZES: XS-L

SHOP ARKITAIP HERE




6. BAIIA


This Australia based swimwear line uses certified

OEKO-TEX 100 recycled nylon and water-based

dyes. Their reversible wrapsuits also mean that you

basically get two bikinis for one.


CATEGORIES: Upcycled & Recycled Materials,

Conscious Processes

$$: Separates from $69, one-pieces from $179

SIZES: XS-L


SHOP BAIIA HERE




7. BIKINI EMPIRE


Bikini Empire is a sweatshop free functional

swimwear line created by twin-sisters Monica and

Kelsey. Their collection is ethically produced in Bali.


CATEGORIES: Conscious Processes

$$: Separates from $49, one-pieces from $95

SIZES: XS-XL



SHOP BIKINI EMPIRE HERE





8. BIKYNI


With all their fabrics sourced from a recycled nylon

mill in Italy, Bikyni designs and produces all their

timeless minimalist pieces in California. The brand

ensures safe working conditions and fair wages for all of its workers.


CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials,

Local Production, Conscious Processes

$$: Separates from $58, one-pieces from $110

SIZES: XS-L


SHOP BIKYNI HERE




9. BODEN


UK based Boden, known for their colourful designs, has released a new planet friendly swimwear collection, which is made from ECONYL®.


CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials

$$: Separates from $38, one-pieces from $85

SIZES: XS-XL



SHOP BODEN HERE




10. BOLD SWIM


BOLD Swim was created with the goal of empowering and celebrating women. The size inclusive brand uses non-toxic biodegradable fabrics sourced from Brazil to create playful designs in a large variety of colours.


CATEGORIES: Eco-Friendly

$$: Separates from $65, one-pieces from $100

SIZES: S-XXXL


SHOP BOLD SWIM HERE




11. BOWER


70's inspired Bower produces all their swimwear

pieces from ECONYL® in Italy. The brand uses sustainable packaging and has partnered with reGAIN to promote clothes recycling.


CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials, Local Production, Waste Reducing, Conscious Processes

$$: Separates from $69, one-pieces from $168

SIZES: XS-XL


SHOP BOWER HERE




12. CASA RAKI


Casa Raki, an independent boutique brand inspired by South America, produces all their garments in a women-owned and operated factory in Portugal. Their classic pieces are a wardrobe staple.


CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials,

Conscious Processes

$$: Separates from $94, one-pieces from $212

SIZES: XS-L



SHOP CASA RAKI HERE



13. DAVY J


Davy J produces stylish and durable swimwear made from ECONYL® that is suitable for both sunbathing and active sports. The swimwear company is also focusing on becoming closed-loop by advancing their own recycling efforts.



CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials

$$: Separates from $75, one-pieces from $175

SIZES: XS-L



SHOP DAVY J HERE




14. ELLE EVANS

Australian based Elle Evans makes their bikinis using ECONYL® and does not pre-produce meaning that each individual garment is only made once an order has been submitted.


CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials,

Waste Reducing

$$: Separates from $75, one-pieces from $57

SIZES: XS-XXXL



SHOP ELLE EVANS HERE




15. EM&MAY


Em&May is a Montreal based swimwear label that

makes size inclusive made-to-order swimsuits

and bikinis. The brands mission is to encourage

body positivity while keeping a clean conscience.


CATEGORIES: Waste Reducing

$$: Separates from $33, one-pieces from $89

SIZES: XS-XXXXL



SHOP EM&MAY HERE




16. FAHERTY


Family brand Faherty uses recycled polyester and

is a member of the 1% for the planet. Additionally,

their reversible swimsuits mean that you are able

to wear each piece two ways.


CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials

$$: Separates from $66, one-pieces from $165

SIZES: XXS-XXL



SHOP FAHERTY HERE




17. FISCH


Inspired by the island of St. Barth's, Fisch uses

ECONYL® and each of their pieces is handmade in

Italy. The brand was born from the desire to create

statement swimwear with a superior fit and timeless design while keeping waste out of oceans.


CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials

$$: Separates from $110, one-pieces from $165

SIZES: XS-L


SHOP FISCH HERE



18. FLORITA


Florita's swimwear is made from certified biodegradable polyamide and is produced locally in Rio. The brand also lets you choose separate patterns for each side of their reversible swimsuits.


CATEGORIES: Eco-Friendly, Local Production

$$: Bikinis from $90, one-pieces from $68

SIZES: S-L



SHOP FLORITA HERE




19. FOR THE DREAMERS

Known for their adjustable and reversible swimsuits, For The Dreamers' pieces are produced using ECONYL® and their packaging and tags are made out of recycled materials.


CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials, Waste Reducing

$$: Separates from $66, one-pieces from $128

SIZES: XXS-XXXL


SHOP FOR THE DREAMERS HERE





20. GALAMAAR


Los Angeles based Galamaar designs playful

swimwear pieces that are both elegant and

long-lasting. Galamaar's pieces are produced in

LA using ECONYL®.



CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials,

Waste Reducing

$$: Separates from $122, one-pieces from $248

SIZES: XS-XL



SHOP GALAMAAR HERE




21. GYKO


GYKO's modular swimwear range has been created so that you can pair bottoms and tops in

different sizes. They also use sustainable fabric

made from regenerated plastic waste and produce ethically in London.


CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials

$$: Bottoms from $61, tops from $74

SIZES: XS-XL

SHOP GYKO HERE




22. HACKWITH DESIGN HOUSE


Offering classic cuts and a clean asthetic, Hackwith Design Houses's swimwear is made from recycled polyester and hand-made to order locally in Minnesota.


CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials,

Considered Processes

$$: Separates from $42, one-pieces from $132

SIZES: XS-XXXXL


SHOP HACKWITH DESIGN HOUSE HERE





23. HAH


HAH's swimwear collection is made of 30%

renewably sourced ingredients in transparent

ethical factories. Their eco-friendly digital printing

methods mean that all their pieces have the most

intricate designs.


CATEGORIES: Waste Reducing,

Considered Processes

$$: Separates from $38

SIZES: XS-L

SHOP HAH HERE




24. JESSICA REY


Jessica Rey's entire collection is made using

regenerated materials such as fishing nets. The

brand is committed to ethical production methods

and provides a large variety of swimwear including tankinis and swimming dresses.

CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials,

Considered Processes

$$: Separates from $31, one-pieces from $108

SIZES: XXS-XXL

SHOP JESSICA REY HERE




25. LONDRE


Ethically made in Vancouver, Londre's swimsuits

are produced using recycled materials, sourced

from an Oeko-Tex certified factory. The brand

creates pieces that can be worn both to the beach and out in town.

CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials, Waste Reducing, Considered Processes

$$: Separates from $52, one-pieces from $98

SIZES: XS-XXL


SHOP LONDRE HERE



26. MAAJI


Maaji's swimwear is inspired by the sea and made from fabrics produced in Colombia - knitted with premium post-consumer recycled yarn from recovered plastic bottles. They also use eco digital printing which reduced water usage by 98%.

CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials,

Considered Processes

$$: Separates from $58, one-pieces from $154

SIZES: XS-XL


SHOP MAAJI HERE




27. MANAKAI


Manakai Swimwear's eco-conscious line is created using sustainable techo-fabric made from regenerated nylon. The brand's tropical swimwear is manufactured in the USA and the workers are paid a living wage.

CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials,

Considered Processes

$$: Separates from $98, one-pieces from $198

SIZES: S-L


SHOP MANAKAI HERE





28. MARA HOFFMAN


Mara Hoffman's collection of sustainable swimwear is made out recycled polyester and nylon and produced locally in the United States. The brand has also partnered with a number of organisations pushing for greater sustainability.

CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials,

Local Production, Considered Processes

$$: Separates from $145, one-pieces from $290

SIZES: XS-XL


SHOP MARA HOFFMAN HERE



29. MARGARET & HERMIONE


Margaret & Hermione's double layered swimwear is made from recycled fishing nets and "designed with humour". Each step of their production is done in Europe and all their tags and packaging is made from recycled and eco-friendly materials.

CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials,

Local Production, Waste Reducing,

Considered Processes

$$: Separates from $78, one-pieces from $174

SIZES: XS-XL


SHOP MARGARET & HERMIONE HERE



30. NATASHA TONIC

Natasha Tonic's stunning swimwear is made from

natural hemp fibres that are anti-microbial and UV

resistant, dyed and sewn locally in LA. Their pieces can also double as lingerie or bodysuits.


CATEGORIES: Eco-Friendly, Local Production,

Considered Processes

$$: Separates from $50, one-pieces from $168

SIZES: XS-L

SHOP NATASHA TONIC HERE




31. NETTLE'S TALE


Canadian brand Nettle's Tale produces honest

size-inclusive swimwear for the everyday human.

Their pieces are made from recycled polyester and produced locally in Vancouver.


CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials,

Local Production

$$: Separates from $46, one-pieces from $51

SIZES: XS-XL



SHOP NETTLE'S TALE HERE




32. NOW_THEN


NOW_THEN's swimwear is transparently produced from Oekotex® 100 Standard certified ECONYL® and petroleum free Ecoprene. All their pieces are ethically produced by skilled artisans who put their hearts into creating quality garments.


CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials, Considered Processes

$$: Separates from $119, one-pieces from $124

SIZES: XS-XL


SHOP NOW_THEN HERE



33. OHOY SWIM


Ohoy Swim's bikinis are made from ECONYL® with a focus on Scandinavian simplicity and responsibility, manufactured in a family owned factory in Sri Lanka. 1% of Ohoy Swim's sales go to supporting the recovery of nets by volunteer divers.

CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials,

Considered Processes

$$: Separates from $51, one-pieces from $79

SIZES: S-XL


SHOP OHOY SWIM HERE




34. PATAGONIA


Outdoor brand Patagonia's swimwear is perfect

for an active lifestyle. Their pieces are made from 83% recycled polyester and produced in Fair Trade certified factories.



CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials,

Considered Processes

$$: Separates from $55, one-pieces from $129

SIZES: XXS-XXL



SHOP PATAGONIA HERE



35. PEONY


Peony is an independent family-run business that's pieces are made from recycled fabrics such as ECONYL® and Repreve®. Their feminine swimwear is produced in certified ethical factories and they use biodegradable packaging.


CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials, Waste

Reducing, Considered Processes

$$: Separates from $90, one-pieces from $210

SIZES: XXS-L


SHOP PEONY HERE




36. PRANA


Prana's swimwear is made using ECONYL® and

produced in transparent factories. Prana, a

champion in sustainable clothing, is also partnered with the Fair Labour Association.


CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials,

Considered Processes

$$: Separates from $45, one-pieces from $90

SIZES: XXS-XXL

SHOP PRANA HERE




37. REFORMATION


Reformation's swimwear is made from regenerated fabrics such as ECONYL®. The brand has also made a commitment to turn their whole supply chain more sustainable all the way from raw materials to packaging.


CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials,

Waste Reducing, Considered Processes

$$: Separates from $58, one-pieces from $98

SIZES: XS-XL


SHOP REFORMATION HERE



38. RESET PRIORITY


Reset Priority's stylish pieces are made responsibly in Spain from OEKO-TEX® Standard certified ECONYL®. The brand's aim is to exclusive contemporary pieces that are responsible as well as durable.


CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials, Local Production, Waste Reducing

$$: Separates from $62, one-pieces from $141

SIZES: XS-XL


SHOP RESET PRIORITY HERE




39. SALT GYPSY


Australian brand Salt Gypsy makes 100% sustainable surfwear. Their pieces are made from 100% ECONYL®, produced locally in Australia and shipped in biodegradable packaging.


CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials,

Local Production, Waste Reducing

$$: Separates from $89, one-pieces from $139

SIZES: XS-XL


SHOP SALT GYPSY HERE




40. SEBASTIEN


Sebastien's beautiful swimwear is produced in a family run atelier in Portugal using certified sustainable fabrics such as ECONYL®. They also offset their shipping carbon cost and use packaging made from recycled materials.

CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials,

Local Production, Waste Reducing, Considered

Processes

$$: Bikinis from $311, one-pieces from $299

SIZES: S-L


SHOP SEBASTIEN HERE



41. SEEA


California based SEEA's vintage inspired pieces

are made from a variety of recycled fabrics and

produced ethically in the United States. The brand's mission is to inspire women to be their best self.


CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials,

Local Production

$$: Separates from $55, one-pieces from $120

SIZES: XS-XL



SHOP SEEA HERE



42. SHAPES IN THE SAND


Australian label Shapes In The Sand is dedicated to creating swimwear with people and the planet in mind. The brand's pieces are produced from ECONYL®, in local factories and all their packaging is made from sustainably sourced materials.


CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials,

Local Production, Waste Reducing, Considered

Processes

$$: Separates from $62, one-pieces from $142

SIZES: S-L


SHOP SHAPES IN THE SAND HERE



43. STAY WILD SWIM


Stay Wild Swim - the passion project of 2 friends

Zanna and Natalie, produces their suits from

ECONYL® in a local factory in London. They also use recycled and recyclable tags and packaging.


CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials,

Local Production, Waste Reducing, Considered

Processes

$$: Separates from $63, one-pieces from $202

SIZES: S-L


SHOP STAY WILD SWIM HERE




44. SUMMERSALT


Sustainable swimwear brand Summersalt took over 1,5 million body measurements to offer the perfect fit for all body types. Additionally, they use recycled materials in their swimwear as well as packaging.

CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials,

Waste Reducing

$$: Separates from $45, one-pieces from $95

SIZES: XS-XXL



SHOP SUMMERSALT HERE



45. TALIA COLLINS


UK swimwear brand Talia Collins' designs are

created using ECONYL®, they are UV protectant and OEKO-TEX® Standard certified. The label uses biodegradable packaging and produces hair accessories from their fabric offcuts.



CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials,

Waste Reducing, Conscious Processes

$$: Separates from $90, one-pieces from $200

SIZES: XS-XL


SHOP TALIA COLLINS HERE


46. TOMBOY X


Tomboy X's gender neutral swimwear collection is quick drying, UV protectant and made from

OEKO-TEX® Standard certified sustainably harvested fabrics. The pieces are also ethically made in majority women-owned factories in China.


CATEGORIES: Eco-Friendly,

Conscious Processes

$$: Separates from $44, unisuits from $89

SIZES: XS-XXXXL


SHOP TOMBOY X HERE




47. TUHKANA


Swimwear label Tuhkana is committed to making

socially and environmentally conscious products.

Their pieces are produced in closed-loop production in Brazil using biodegradable yarn.

CATEGORIES: Eco-Friendly, Local Production,

Conscious Processes

$$: Separates from $55, one-pieces from $140

SIZES: XS-L


SHOP TUHKANA HERE



48. UND SWIMWEAR


Italian swimwear line UND creates pieces with a

minimal and timeless aesthetic from recycled

Lycra. They produce locally in Italy using suppliers

with a strong commitment towards sustainability.


CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials,

Local Production, Conscious Processes

$$: Separates from $74, one-pieces from $158

SIZES: S-L


SHOP UND SWIM HERE



49. VITAMIN A SWIM


Designed and produced in California - Vitamin A's swimwear is made using EcoLux™ and EcoRib®, both of which are fabrics produced from recycled nylon. The brand also uses water reducing printing technology and biodegradable packaging.


CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials,

Local Production, Waste Reducing,

Conscious Processes

$$: Separates from $78, one-pieces from $154

SIZES: XS-XXL

SHOP VITAMIN A SWIM HERE



50. WOLVEN


Wolven's bold bikinis and one-pieces are made from post-consumer recycled plastic. The brand also carbon offsets their operations, uses eco-conscious packaging and WCA certified manufacturers.

CATEGORIES: Upcycled + Recycled Materials,

Waste Reducing, Conscious Processes

$$: Separates from $48, one-pieces from $102

SIZES: XS-XL


SHOP WOLVEN HERE



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