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.
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
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
Ethos: BLOOD RED creates responsibly designed premium swim wear, rash guards & board shorts for sailing & watersports. The label's motto is "recycle, reduse and reuse!" All collections are made out of ECONYL and recycled polyester. The label only partners with suppliers who share the same code of conduct such as no child labour, fair working conditions and eco-friendly production. This outlines the minimum ethical compliance requirements to respect the health, safety and welfare of everyone working in the supply chain.
Price range: $40-150
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
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
Ethos: Produced using eco-friendly processes and made with 100% regenerated Italian material, ECONYL. Manufactured ethically in Europe.
Price range: €40 - €70
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
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
Lilliput & Felix
Ethos: Lilliput & Felix has been awarded Positive Luxury’s prestigious Butterfly Mark for commitment to social and environmental sustainability.
Price range: €100 - €230
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
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
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
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
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
Ethos: Produced locally with focus on transparency and fair and friendly working conditions.
Price range: €100-€200
STAY WILD SWIM
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
Tide + Seek
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
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
WDLK - Woodlike Ocean
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