6 Eco-Friendly Women-Owned Swimwear Brands
Historically, swimwear has not been a particularly eco-friendly category. Most suits on the market are made out of plastic fibers like polyester or nylon and are designed to be worn for only a season and tossed. However, these 6 women-owned brands are stepping up with swimwear that looks great while still being mindful of mother earth with sustainable fabrics and considered production methods. If you're on the market for a new swim suit, check out one of these 6 women-owned brands.
Cute, durable, size-inclusive swimwear made from a compressive, luxurious, recycled fabric. Summersalt suits are known for their amazing fit because they meticulously created their system sizing by taking measurements from 10,000 women. Bonus points because all suits are under $100!
2. Vitamin A
Modern bikinis and bodysuits, sustainably crafted in California from plant-based and recycled materials. As a proud member of 1% For the Planet, Vitamin A gives back to organizations who work to protect our oceans and the environment.
If itty-bitty bikinis aren’t your thing, TomboyX makes fun gender-neutral swimwear that is fit tested for everyone. All swimwear is manufactured at a mill that uses renewable energy and recycled water.
All Salomé swimsuits are ethically produced in small quantities by women in the Dominican Republic. Everything is made out of regenerated nylon.
If you have a curvier top and typically have trouble finding bathing suits that fit, Lively has tops for cups A to DDD. Some of their suits are made from 80% Recycled Nylon — look in the sustainable category of their site.
Londre is committed to making swimwear with maximal quality and minimal environmental impact. At least 6 recycled water bottles are used in the making of each suit. When your has reached the end of its life with you, you can take advantage of their recycling program to ensure it's transformed into new materials.