Ethical & sustainable swimwear brands for conscious shoppers

Summer dreaming has us thinking about holiday swimwear. Here are some of our favourite sustainable swimwear labels. They are all using amazing and innovative materials, such as recycled plastic waste or discarded fishing nets. Like us they are passionate about our oceans and marine life. And having fun.

AMARA TULUM

Amara Tulum sustainable swimwear eco lookbook 2019
photo: amaratulum.com

Based: Designed in Italy and made in Mexico

Ethos: Produced using eco-friendly processes with ECONYL® and  LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™. Giving back to support Mexican communities by creating livable-wage jobs and organising beach cleanups in the Sian Ka'an Biosphere to help protect wildlife from the plastic washing ashore.

Price range: €80 - €200

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ARKET

Arket sustainable swim wear brand ARKET Olive one piece eco lookbook
photo: arket.com

Based: Stockholm

Ethos: Sourcing durable and sustainable materials with seasonless designs. Swimwear is made from recovered nets, discarded plastic, industrial components and old carpets. All stores will take your used and unwanted clothes from any brand to be recycled and returned to the circular fashion loop. ARKET is a sustainable independent fashion label within the H&M group.

Price range: €20-€70

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BOWER

Sustainable swimwear Bower one piece white horse eco lookbook summer 2019 labels
photo: bowerswimwear.com

Based: UK

Ethos: All BOWER clothing is 100% vegan, made with ECONYL and only produced on order. They are trying to ensure that all processes and productions generate as little waste as possible. Bower also donates 5% of all orders across both wholesale & direct to consumer Health Seas.

Price range: €80-200

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Bright Swimwear

Bright Swimwear Sustainable Swimsuits Bikini Sweden ethical label
photo: brightswimwear.com

Based: Sweden

Ethos: Donates 10% of proceeds towards helping to clean up our oceans. All designs are classic and not influenced by trends.

Price range: €50-€150

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Crystal Flow

Sustainable swim wear brand crystal flow eco lookbook
photo: www.crystalflow-ocean.com

Based: Munich

Ethos: Produced using eco-friendly processes and made with 100% regenerated Italian material, ECONYL. Manufactured ethically in Europe.

Price range: €40 - €70

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FLORITA

eco lookbook ethical and sustainable swim wear Florita UK Posto 7 Top Acai
photo: floritabeachwear.co.uk

Based: UK and produced in Rio de Janeiro

Ethos: Eco-friendly brand produced under Fair Trade working conditions. The designs are made with Amni Soul Eco®, an environmentally friendly polyamide yarn, which enables garments to quickly decompose when they are discarded and left in landfills.

Price range: €80 - €200

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kowtow

Sustainable and ethical swim wear kowtow eco lookbook 2019 brands
photo: us.kowtowclothing.com

Based: Wellington, New Zealand

Ethos: Made from organic, renewable, biodegradable and regenerated fibres with longevity in mind. Committed to Fair Trade production and transparency.

Price range | €88 - €200

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Lilliput & Felix

Ethical and sustainable swim wear brands 2019 lilliput and Felix bikini barre
photo: lilliputandfelix.com

Based: London

Ethos: Lilliput & Felix has been awarded Positive Luxury’s prestigious Butterfly Mark for commitment to social and environmental sustainability.

Price range: €100 - €230

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Mara Hoffman

ethical and sustainable swim wear brands 2019 mara hoffman bikini Lydia BLK Multi
photo: marahoffman.com

Based: New York City

Ethos: Produced in eco-friendly and transparent manner under Fair Trade working conditions. Strongly committed to partner organisations such as NEST or The Renewal Workshopto achieve ethical and eco-friendly sustainability.

Price range: €110 - €400

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Mylo Beachwear

Sustainable beach wear 2019 Mylo Beachwear mallorca Ecio Lookbook
photo: mylobeachwear.com

Based: Mallorca, Spain

Ethos: All crochet pieces are hand-woven from natural fibers which are created with only cotton thread of the best quality.

Price range: €90-€260

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NATASHA TONIĆ

ethical and sustainable swim wear brand 2019 natasha tonic
photo: natashatonic.com

Based: Los Angeles

Ethos: Designed to be seasonless and made from natural hemp fiber for a long lasting and healthier choice. Giving back to help the fight against plastic pollution in our oceans.

Price range: €45 - €200

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OHOY SWIM

ethical and sustainabel swim wear brands 2019 Ohoy swim eco lookbook
photo: ohoyswim.com

Based: Dubai

Ethos: Produced using eco-friendly processes, promoting fair and friendly working conditions and giving back 1% of OHOY sales to support the recovery of fishing nets by volunteer divers.

Price range: €45 - €100

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Reformation

ethical and sustainabel swim wear brands 2019 Reformation malibu leopard bikini
photo: thereformation.com

Based: Vernon, California

Ethos: Committed to minimising environmental impact and achieving fair, safe and healthy working conditions throughout the supply chain.

Price range: €45 - €135

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Roseanna

ethical and sustainable swim wear brand 2019 roseanna eco lookbook success vito bikini
photo: roseanna.fr

Based: Paris

Ethos: Produced locally with focus on transparency and fair and friendly working conditions.

Price range: €100-€200

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STAY WILD SWIM

ethical and sustainable swim wear brand stay wild swim the lunar one piece cream navy eco lookbook
photo: staywildswim.com

Based: London and Wales

Ethos: Committed to being as sustainable as possible. Fabrics are made to last and produced using eco-friendly processes under Fair Trade working conditions. Packaging is both recycled and recyclable and shipping is 100% carbon neutral.

Price range: €80 - €200

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Tide + Seek

Ethical and sustainable swimwear brand tide + seek Bali Bikini eco lookbook
photo: tideandseek.com

Based: Bali

Ethos: Eco-friendly production with The REPREVE® fabric used within all of Tide + Seek's products. REPREVE® is chlorine resistant with a UV protection of factor 50. It is a polyester fibre made of 100% recycled plastic, comprised mostly of post-consumer plastic bottles.

Price range: €39 - €89

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VITAMIN A

ethical and sustainable swim wear Vitamin A yasmeen maillot swimsuit eco lookbook
photo: vitaminaswim.com

Based: Laguna Beach, California

Ethos: Plant-based swimwear produced locally and using eco-friendly processes. Partners with Fair Trade artisan groups to promote women’s economic empowerment in the developing world and supports organisations to protect the environment, especially marine habitats.

Price range: €70 - €180

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WDLK - Woodlike Ocean

sustainable swimwear woodlike ocean eco lookbook fashion
photo: woodlikeocean.com

Based: Hamburg, Germany

Ethos: Feminine eco-friendly swimwear with long-lasting and perfect fit. All materials are crafted out of ocean recovered fishing nets and other recycled material.

Price range: €50-€180

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