Recently I’ve been delving into more ethical clothing companies, and how to start shopping with intention. It’s full on summer here in the US, and I have some great Women’s Eco Swimwear brands that I’m sure you’ll love!
I know ethical clothing can be a bit pricey, but it’s worth the investment. That being said, I am going to keep this list to mostly swimwear under or around $100 a suit.
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The Plunge in Seaweed green pictured above.
The Summersalt brand uses recycled materials to make all of their swimsuits, making this a great women’s eco swimwear option.
The materials used to make these suits are from recycled plastics, old fishing nets (pulled straight from our oceans!), and used nylon and other post-consumer materials.
Summersalt makes a variety of types of suits, from bikinis to one pieces, and has a style for everyone!
They have suits for women, and even have suits for little girls as well.
And if you want a more modest swimsuit, they have you covered.
They also have beach dresses and wraps!
All Jessica Rey swim wear is made from 100% regenerated fabric, (life discarded fishnets) to make ethical suits that are kind to the environment.
Each suit is made in ethical factories (not sweatshops!) in Los Angeles California.
Jessica Rey swimsuits are very stylish (I love the Hattie suit pictured above!) and come in all shapes and sizes.
They have swim dresses for a stylish, modest look that is very cute!
I also love how many options they have in bottoms, including shorts, high waisted, skits and bikini styles.
The Mercy swimsuit, pictured above.
Nettle’s Tale is a British Columbia brand, that produce locally and ethically made swimsuits.
Something really cool about this brand is that they use models of every shape and size, showing off the beauty of many different women.
Each of us is different, and no one body is the same shape or size.
Women’s Reversible Extended Break One-Piece Swimsuit
Patagonia is an amazing, activism inspired brand whose mission is to help change our world.
All of their products have a self imposed “earth tax”, meaning they give back 1% of their profits to grassroots environmental groups. With this earth tax, they have given $89 million in cash to helping the environment and changing our world for the better.
This definitely puts Patagonia in my top 7 for women’s eco swimwear choices.
They have some beautiful swim wear, but they make everything from women’s clothing, men’s clothing and even sports gear as well!
The prAna Atalia Racerback, is featured below.
REI is a sports clothing and gear brand that uses fair trade manufacturing for all their products.
While not only a swimwear shop, you can find cute suits, and products to go along with them life rafting, kayaking and paddle boarding gear.
And because their gear is made for sports, their swim wear is made to last you a long time!
That is part of what sustainability is all about.
Minimalist – No Bad Days Yellow suit
Londre is a high fashion brand, but has helped the environment in so many ways, including:
- Recycling 90,000 plastic bottles from beaches in Taiwan to create eco swimwear
- Using compostable and recyclable packaging (made from corn)
- Reusing fabric scraps to make accessories
- Using non-toxic fabric dye without harmful chemicals
Their suits are very high quality, and you will be able to use them for a long time!
Londre’s dedication the the environment is remarkable, and definitely makes their brand worth the buy.
Shapes in the sand is an Australia based brand that is all about helping the environment, and is one of my favorite options for women’s eco swimwear.
Shapes in the Sand has an incredible value system, that includes:
- Zero waste
- Environmental Conservation
- Diversity of shapes and sizes
- Circular Economy
- Plastic-free suits
- Honestly & Transparency
- Local & Ethical
This is a company that I can feel good about shopping from, and knowing that the brand stands behind good moral values.
So something I really appreciate that a lot of sustainable brands are doing now is afterpay. (As you can see in the image below.)
This gives you the freedom to choose a payment plan, instead of making one big payment all at once.
The Pelagic Cropped swimwear is so cute, and would be a great option for those with sensitive skin, or those who like water sports like skiing or surfing.
Hopefully this has given you some insight in where you can find honestly made, eco swimwear, and find something that you love!