How to Pack Ethically for the Beach

By December 17, 2018Fashion

Summer has arrived down under, and that means beach weather! If you count yourself among the rapidly expanding conscious consumers or are on your way to giving your wardrobe an eco-friendly update, think of this as your go-to ethical beach kit.
From swimmers to sunglasses, we’ve got you (semi) covered- just don’t forget your sunscreen!

Swimwear

Elle Evans GoY-Ratings_5

Windsor One Piece – Ships internationally from Australia

For sustainable swimwear that stays on trend, look no further than Australian brand Elle Evans. Made from post-consumer waste material Econyl lycra by a two-person team in their studio in Melbourne, this gorgeous brand deserves to be flaunted.

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Malibu One Piece in Black – Ships Internationally

Made in-house by a small team in L.A., sustainable luxury brand Sage Larock produces timeless swimwear that is sure to turn heads. This stunning piece is made from an Italian recycled plastic fabric that is high-quality and long-lasting – and a percentage of profits from each sale goes to support marine conservation non-profits!

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Kapoor – White Top + Black Top, Carinae – White Bottoms + Black Bottoms – Ships internationally from Spain

Barcelona based allSisters is a sexy, sustainable swimwear brand that cares about the earth. The brand uses the highest quality recycled fabrics to create high-end swimsuits and raises money for biodiversity protection non-profit Surfers Against Sewage, tackling plastic pollution. Rock these thoughtful, innovative designs with pride and prepare to ride the wave of compliments headed your way!

Towels

Bhumi GoY-Ratings_5

Striped Towel – Ships internationally from Australia

For beautiful towels made from 100% GOTS organic cotton, Bhumi is your best bet. Boasting a Fairtrade, organic and vegan collection, this Australian brand is a forerunner in ethical fashion and deserves your support. Plus, their towels are super soft and comfy!

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Le Fil Rouge Towel in Camel Stripe – Ships Internationally from the US

If linen is more your thing, don’t look past this 100% European stonewashed linen towel by Reformation. Super absorbent and quick drying, naturally anti-microbial and odour resistant – everything you could want in a towel. You can be sure you are putting your money where your mouth is by supporting Reformation, too – they are committed to sustainability and ethical business practices.

Bags

Aiayu GoY-Ratings_4

Bag Heavy Canvas in Beige – Ships internationally from Denmark

Aiayu is a Denmark based ethical brand that creates products “made with love – meant to be loved”. The folks of this Scandinavian company pride themselves on celebrating the artisans behind their simple yet exquisitely crafted products, and are proponents of alluring, uncomplicated designs you will cherish forever. Proudly participating in the #whomadeyourclothes campaign, everything is made at origin in Bolivia, India and Nepal.  This classic tote is made with 100% GOTS organic cotton, made lovingly in India.

Jyoti – Fair Works GoY-Ratings_5

Sedam Bag in Oceanblue – Ships Europe-wide from Germany

For those living in Europe, you’re lucky enough to be able to get your hands on the beautiful 100% GOTS cotton products created by Jyoti. Truly embodying ethical fashion practices, this company provides employment for people from marginalised or disadvantaged groups in India, uses only organic cotton in production, and no animal products! This large, handwoven drawstring bag is perfect to chuck in everything you need for a day at the beach.

Sunglasses

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Sunglasses: Raspberry Cordial – Ships internationally

Ethical eyewear company Dresden is committed to repurposing waste. From bottle caps to fishing nets, this Aussie brand is doing their bit for the planet by reducing plastic pollution and giving it new life in a customisable and colourful range of glasses. Their glasses are fully recyclable and super affordable, and this new raspberry cordial colour couldn’t get any sweeter for summer!

Amour Vert GoY-Ratings_4

Barton Cat Eye Sunglasses in Midnight Mist – Ships to US and Canada from the US

For sustainable staples made in sunny San Francisco, check out Amour Vert. They use only eco-friendly materials and promote a zero-waste strategy. These fashion forward cat eye glasses come in a range of colours, and they don’t just look good – their ZYL acetate frames originate from wood pulp and cotton fibres, both renewable sources. They also provide 100% UVA + UVB protection, so you can rock them knowing you are looking after the environment and yourself!

Shoes

Indosole GoY-Ratings_4

Pantai Travel Shoes in Sand – Ships internationally from the US

On a mission to become the most responsible footwear company in the world, Indosole is a B Corporation that delivers high-quality handcrafted shoes with soles made from repurposed tires. These machine washable slip-ons will go with anything and take you anywhere in comfort and style – these soles with soul are well worth your investment.

So there you have it! All your beach fashion needs from top to toe from Good On You ‘Good’ and ‘Great’ rated ethical brands you can trust.

Editor’s note: Feature image via Unsplash. All other photos by the brands mentioned.

Isobella Wolfe

Author Isobella Wolfe

Isobella is an ethical vegan, globetrotter, and perpetual student who spends her free time curled up with a book and her cat, Lentil. Follow her adventures on Instagram at @isobellawolfe.

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