5 Eco & Ethical Swimwear Brands to Dive into this Summer

Finally, summer has arrived in the Southern Hemisphere! But it doesn’t quite feel real until you’ve hit the beach with your friends or made a splash at a pool party. With our list of five ethical swimwear brands, there’s no reason you can’t greet the sun, surf and salty air in sustainable style.

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Mara Hoffman SwimsuitsShips internationally from the US

Mara Hoffman brings you a great range of swimwear that will last you for many years. Whether you like bright patterns or block colours, there’s something to suit most styles. They’re currently growing their range of pieces Made in America and use of recycled fabrics. Some of their products are Oeko-Tex® 100 Standard certified and many are made from GOTS certified organic cotton.

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CARINAE_swimwear_set by WoronShips throughout Europe from Denmark

Woron delivers you a range of sustainable swimwear options in partnership with Spanish brand All Sisters. Their one-pieces and bikinis are made from an eco-friendly nylon made from recycled plastics in a closed loop system, drastically reducing waste and emissions. This brand particularly suits people looking for an athletic look with a modern edge.

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Finch Designs Martini Halter SwimsuitShips internationally from China

Finch Designs have created a range of swimwear crafted from recycled materials. They exclusively use Repreve® certified fabric made from recycled post-consumer plastic bottles. All of Finch Design’s fabric and trims are Oeko-Tex® 100 Standard certified.Their extensive range features brilliant pops of colour and unique prints.

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Vitamin A Yellow BikiniShips internationally from the US

Soak up those summer vibes with Vitamin A’s sustainably produced luxury swimsuits and beachwear designed and made in California. This innovative brand uses a high proportion of ecofriendly materials such as recycled nylon and their prints are created at factories with low carbon footprints using a water saving process.

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Outerknown Evolution TrunkShips internationally from the US

Designed in Southern California, Outerknown is a collaboration between World Surf League Champion Kelly Slater and acclaimed designer John Moore. The brand features a range of men’s swim trunks made from recycled fishing nets and other nylon waste from the North Atlantic.

Feature image via Pexels. Additional images via brands.

Kendall Benton-Collins

Author Kendall Benton-Collins

Kendall has over a decade’s experience working in environmental conservation and communication. She’s the creator of Kindness by Design and a member of the Australia/New Zealand Working Group for Fashion Revolution.

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  • Gisela says:

    I would not buy anything from Woron, look at the model on the right, positively underweight. Not a healthy image to promote to girls and women. They need to change that before I’d be even interested in looking at their fashion.

    • Kendall Benton-Collins Kendall Benton-Collins says:

      Hi Gisela – thanks so much for your feedback! We agree that body inclusivity and healthy, realistic role models are very important issues in the fashion industry (and beyond!). We will also pass your feedback on to the brand. It may be worth considering, however, that it would be a shame to entirely dismiss an ethical brand on the basis of a single image. If you check out their Insta (https://www.instagram.com/woronstore/) or website, the models featured are pretty standard sizes (for the industry). Having said that – this isn’t an issue we take lightly and if there are any brands you feel are doing well in this space that we should rate, please let us know and we’ll try and get them rated quickly. Thanks again for taking the time to raise these concerns. We really appreciate it!

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