- 07.24.22

25 Sustainable Swimwear Brands to Keep You Summer-Ready

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OUR FAVORITE SUSTAINABLE SWIMWEAR BRANDS

Looking for a sustainable swimwear option this summer? Check out these 25 brands! From classic one-pieces to trendy bikinis, these brands have you covered (literally).

Sustainable swimwear is made of materials that are environmentally friendly and will not pollute or damage the environment. The sustainable swimsuit brands on this list use recycled materials, less water, and energy in their production processes. They also offer sustainable recycling programs for their customers to help reduce environmental waste.

When you purchase sustainable swimwear, you can feel good knowing that your purchase is helping to preserve our planet. So whether you’re hitting the beach or the pool this summer, be sure to do your part in protecting our planet by choosing sustainable swim options.

DID YOU KNOW?

Before we dive into our favorite brands committing to better our planet, let’s cover a important facts:

  • Nearly 12 million pounds of plastic make their way into our oceans each year.
  • Almost 3 million plastic water bottles are disposed of every hour in the United States alone.
  • An estimated 14 billion pounds of garbage is dumped into the ocean annually, 80 percent of which is a form of plastic that is killing marine life and damaging delicate ecosystems.

These are just a handful of the reasons we back the brands listed below – all of whom are advocating for positive change for our planet and environment.

VITAMIN A

Vitamin A’s sustainable swimwear collection is made from recycled nylon, other plant-based materials and offers UPF 50+ sun protection. The brand offers a wide range of styles, including bikinis, one-pieces, bodysuits, and tankinis. Their sizes range from x-small to 14/DD. Be sure to check out their ‘fit finder’ which allows you to select the best swimsuit for your body type and support needs.

Need more resasons to love this eco-friendly brand? Every Vitamin A purchase purchase prioritizes the health of our planet. Through their partnership with 1% For The Planet they give back a portion from every sale to organizations that protect our oceans.

Looking to shop for more than swimsuits? Vitamin A also offers a wide collection of eco-friendly fashion pieces including dresses, rompers, shorts and cover-up.

SUMMERSALT

There’s nothing to not love about Summersalt’s eco-friendly swimwear collection. They have become one of our favorite swimwear brands these last few years. Using more than 1 million body measurements on nearly 10,000 women, Summersalt has created the perfect fit while remaining committed to protecting the planet.

Summersalt offers both bikinis and one-piece suits made from recycled polyamide. The trendy designs will make you stand out from the crowd, while still remaining eco-friendly.

There is also no middlemen which means you get the best design possible at a great price.

BODEN

Boden is a sustainable brand designed out of the UK. Why Boden is at the top of our list of favorite sustainable fashion brands? There are several reasons really. Here are just a few:

  • In 2021, Boden saved an estimated 600+ million litres of water thanks to their sourcing of Better Cotton.
  • 60% of their cotton currently comes from more sustainable sources and by 2023 they intend to reach their goals of 100%.
  • By this autumn, almost all of Boden’s womenswear clothing and swimwear will be either polyester free or made from recycled polyester.

And, wait until you see just how stylish their swimwear collection is. They offer a wide selection of one-piece swimsuits, bikinis, bodysuits, and cover-ups. Are you looking for a cute swimsuit with more coverage? Boden’s collection has you covered! Their swimsuit collection will also not break your bank with pieces starting at $50.

SEZANE

Love ‘French girl style’? Look no further than one of our go-to sustainable brands, Sezane. We have had a long-time girl crush on their collection, but when they recently launched their swimwear collection, we fell even harder.

Now officially B Corp certified, Sezane creates timeless pieces that honor and respect the planet. Nearly 3/4 of the materials in their clothing are eco-friendly. Additionally, their collection has been certified by 5 of the industries most reliable certifications: RMS, GOTS, FSC, Oeko-tex and FSC.

On the 21st of every month, 10% of Sezane’s global sales are donated to programs that support access to equal opportunities and education for children all over the globe.

Their sustainable swimwear collection is made with timeless and minimalist design available in one-pieces, bikini’s and cover-ups.

SOLID & STRIPE

Solid & Stripes sustainable suits are made from fabric scraps, recovered fish nets, and industrial plastics. The regenerated fabrics from their collection has reduced the carbon footprint of fabric production by 80%.

You’ll find sustainable one-piece and two-piece swimsuits in a classic design and bright color scheme that will never go out of style. Their pieces do have a tendency to run higher in price with most one-piece swimsuits starting around $180 and bikini pieces starting around $90 per piece.

MARA HOFFMAN

If you love bold prints and vibrant colors, you will fall head-over-heels for Mara Hoffman’s sustainable swimwear collection. Made from recycled polyester and offers UPF 50+ sun protection. The vibrant prints and bold designs are perfect for making a statement at the beach or pool.

PATAGONIA

Calling all women and men who need a combination of fit, function and style from their swimsuits. Patagonia believes, as we all should, everything we make has an impact on our planet. As a result, they built a robust environmental and animal welfare responsibility program to guide how they produce and distribute products.

Their passion is equal-parts activewear and ethics, so you can expect high-performance bikinis, one-pieces, boardshorts and more that are sustainably made, supportive, stretchy, comfortable with 94% of their collection made using recycled materials. Even better, 100% of the electricity need here in the US were met using renewable electricity.

With Patagonia pledging one percent of all sales to the restoration and preservation of the environment, you can feel great about your purchase.

ATHLETA

When it comes to people and the planet, Athleta means business!

As a B Copr certified brand, Athleta is committed to creating environmental impact and positive changes in society. What sets Althleta apart? They use textile scraps and trimings, wood-based fibers, organic cotton and recyled nylong pellets (just to name a few) to create highly durable, soft, comfortable pieces that significantly reduce the amount of water and energy produced.

Whether you are in the market for an eco-friendly one-piece swimsuit, bikini, tankini or bodysuit in bold beautiful colors and styles, Athleta has you covered. Their collection is available in sizes ranging from xx-small to xx-large in regular, petite and tall. Not to mention they’re rated UPF 50+, quick drying, and all-around stretch provide both comfort and durability.

prAna

From the fields where prAna’s hemp and organic cotton are grown, to the factories where their close are make. From the way they package and ship each product to the chemicals they manage – everything prAna does is with the intent of bettering our plant. Sustainablilty has been part of the brands DNA since the start.

prAna’s founder started the business delivering clothing in upcycled fruit boxes and became the first North American apparel company to bring Fair Trade Certified™ apparel to the market. What’s not to love?

You’ll find their sustainable swimsuit collection is not only stylish and body inclusive, with sizes ranging from x-small to x-large, they are also more affordable and made well. One-piece swimsuits average around $95 while bikini tops, bottoms and tankini’s range between $50-$65.

Their pieces offer UPF sun protection, quick dry, moisture whicking, are made with ECONYL® Recycled Nylon. Did we also mention several of their suits are reversable making them a summer staple!

L SPACE

The L Space Eco Chic collection offers a wide range of one-piece swimsuits and bikini’s in an array of beautiful colors and styles made right here in the USA.

Through the use of their eco-friendly materials including ECONYL® and REPREVE® which reuse plastic water bottles, fishing nets, fabric scraps, carpet flooring and industrial plastic from landfills and oceans all over the world, nearly 100,000+ plastic bottles have been diverted from landfills.

GIRLFRIEND COLLECTIVE

Big fans of Grilfriend Collective? Yep, us too! This sustainable swimwear and fashion brand includes well-made, simple bottoms, tops, one-pieces made from post-industrial waste, recycled fish nets, and post-consumer water bottles. The collection is size and body inclusive with sizes ranging from xx-small to 6XL.

Whether you’re relaxing by the pool or hitting the beach for some vollyball, you will not want to miss the Girlfriend Collectives extensive collection of affordbale, vibrant sustainable swimwear.

FAITHFUL THE BRAND

Certified B Corp, Faithful the Brands sustainable swimwear is made from recycled materials like fishing nets and post-consumer plastics. Their suits are also free of harmful chemicals, so you can rest assured that they’re safe for both you and the environment.

Learn more about Faithful the Brands committment to sustainability here.

OUTERKNOWN

Outerknown sustainable swimwear is a great option for both men and women. The brand uses recycled materials like fishing nets and post-consumer plastics to create their suits. They also offer a wide range of styles, so you’re sure to find something that fits your taste.

How cute is this Pink Ginger One-Piece Swimsuit, a fabulously comfortable underwire one piece with a stunning feminine bust line, a higher leg cut and adjustable wider straps.

PEONY

Peony sustainable swim collection is perfect for those who want a vintage-inspired suit. We are basically obsessed with every piece!

Their suits are made from sustainable materials like recycled nylon and use digital printing to minimize water waste. They also offer free shipping on orders over $100, so you can stock up on all your summer essentials.

DAVY J

Based out of the UK, Davy J swimwear is another sustainable option worth checking out. The collection and style are so unique and sexy at the same time while still providing coverage. You’d have no idea they were made from recycled materials like fishing nets and post-consumer plastics. They also use digital printing to minimize water waste. Plus, for every suit sold, they donate a portion of the proceeds to ocean conservation efforts.

Did we mention they were recently featued in Times as one of the ‘Best Swimsuits for Grown Ups.’

PAPER LONDON

Another sustainable swimsuit brand on our list is Paper London. This brand uses recycled polyester to create their suits. They also work with local artisans to handcraft each piece. This means that no two suits are exactly alike! Paper London’s swimsuits are also free of harmful chemicals and dyes. So you can feel good about your purchase knowing that it’s not only good for the environment, but also for your skin!

LONDRE

If their multiple features in Forbes, Who What Wear, Refinery29 and more doesn’t have you convinced to try this sustainable swimwear brand let me share a few more fun facts.

Since their inception, Londre has been on a mission to create the most flattering, high quality swimsuits while reducing their impact on our planet. Thus far, nearly 800,000 plastics bottles from the streets and oceans have been used to create their swimwear collection.

All water used in the production of their swimsuits is completely free of harmful checmicals and able to be reused. Their suits are designed to be flattering for all body types, so you can feel confident and stylish while wearing them.

MATTEAU

Matteau sustainable swimwear is designed in Australia and made from sustainable Italian fabrics. Their suits are modern and chic, with a focus on clean lines and classic silhouettes.

JADE SWIM

Jade Swim uses responsibly sourced organic, recycled and regenerated materials including fabrics made from ECONYL which is made out of 100% regenerated nylon, Oeko-Tex certified & Azo tested fabrics, which ensures that there are no hazardous chemicals used in dyeing the fabric.

Every piece from Jade Swim’s collection are made in Los Angels which supprts the local economy and protects employees under USA labor laws. They also ensure a close partnership with all factories with visits multiple times per week to ensure safety and quality standards are met.

And wait until you get your eyes on the stunning collection. Every piece is designed to be timeless and less reactive to fast-fashion trends. What’s not to love?

SKATIE

When possible, the fabrics used in SKATIE bikinis and activewear are created from recycled materials that help to keep plastics out of landfills and oceans. Their remaining fabrics are sourced locally from already-existing stock available in the Los Angeles marketplace, as to not contribute to pollution created with additional textile manufacturing.

Similarly, when SKATIE fabric is printed, the colors are transferred with a heat process that limits the use of water in production. The paper used during the heat transfer is then recycled.

All of their activewear and swimsuits are cut, sewn, and then packaged in Los Angeles. Keeping production local means their team is compensated fairly. Not to mention, keeping production here in the US means cutting down on carbon emissions.

Let not forget to mention the collection is full of vibrant colors and prints that will have you running to the pool or beach.

REFORMATION

If you’re looking for a sustainable one-piece option, check out Reformation’s swimwear line. Their suits are made from sustainable materials like recycled nylon and deadstock fabric. They also offer a variety ofstyles to choose from, so you can find the perfect suit for your summer adventures.

WOLVEN

In partnership with Climate Neutral, Wolven is on a mission to address our carbon footprint and offset emissions. Not only is the collection making a positive impact on the plant, their prints are bold, beautiful and flatering. Bonus, several of their swimsuits are reversible, too!

We are also slightly obsessed with the activeawear collection. Fun fact, nearly 30 post-consumer water bottles are used in each pair of their leggings.

NATASHA TONIC

Natasha Tonic take a minimistic approach to sustainable swimwear designed for those who like to pack light. Their hemp swimwear fabric is based around a unique, natural hemp fiber that is anti-microbial, UV resistant, durable and a healthier choice for your skin and our ocean. It reduces microfiber pollution. Plus, you will love their silouettes and fun designs.

REI

Here’s why we love REI swimwear for both men and women. Their swimsuits are make with recycled materials, made with UPF 50 fabric shields you from harmful UV rays, are moisture whicking, and available in sizes ranging from x-small to x-large.

LIVELY

Lively swimwear is made from recycled polyester, so you can feel good about wearing their suits. Their suits are also designed to be flattering for all body types, so you’ll look good in their sustainable swimwear.

So there you have it, 25 sustainable swimsuit brands to keep you summer-ready! Whether you’re looking for a classic one-piece or a trendy bikini, these brands have got you covered.

And with sustainable materials and eco-friendly practices, you can feel good knowing that your suit is helping to preserve our planet. So dive into summer with a sustainable swimsuit from one of these amazing brands! So what are you waiting for? Get out there and enjoy the sun!

Which sustainable swimsuit brand is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!