Best of Boundless: Sustainable Swimwear

If you’re looking for ways to be a more conscious consumer this summer, it’s the perfect time to invest in eco-chic swimwear! Embody that sunshine state-of-mind with a sustainable suit, ethically made from recycled materials (and maybe even compostable packaging) that’s designed to last for many summers to come. 

Eco-friendly swimwear means you can trust that your bikinis and one-pieces contain conscious components including, but not limited to: high-quality, recycled materials/packaging, regenerative fibers, reusable bags, biodegradable packaging, ethical & transparent supply chains, and maybe even a philanthropic initiative. 

With that said, let’s dive in! Here are some stylish & sustainable swimwear brands that I love now. 

Vitamin A

This eco-conscious brand is committed to keeping style and sustainability in perfect harmony. They use EcoLux – a swimwear fabric made from recycled nylon fibers – along with other plant-based and organic textiles to create their ever so stylish bikinis and one-pieces. It gets better  – Vitamin A ensures sustainable manufacturing and packaging while also donating to organizations that protect marine habitats like Oceana and Surfrider Foundation. Look good and feel good!

 

 

Jade Swim

For all the mindful minimalists out there! Jade Swim provides simple yet chic swimwear made from regenerated nylon ECONYL fabric that sculpts, protects from UV, chlorine, and sunscreen, and is designed for long-term durability. They only make enough garments for pre-ordered stock so they don’t overproduce and create waste! Though minimal in design, these swimsuits are multifunctional and can be worn anywhere at any time. Timeless and sustainable? Love it!

 

 

Skatie

Environmental responsibility is just the tip of the sustainability iceberg and Skatie makes sure to go beyond. Surplus and upcycled textiles are used to create these SoCal-inspired and manufactured swimsuits. Did we mention the packaging is compostable? With local factories in LA, Skatie ensures that the production team gets paid fairly and has a good work-life balance. “Sustainability is nothing if it’s not ethical.”

Bydee Australia 

Intricate details and bold prints define this sustainable, Australian swimwear brand. Each bikini and one-piece is handcrafted using ECONYL and Repreve fabrics made from post-consumer materials. Bydee has a commitment to being plastic-free and instead uses 100% compostable and biodegradable packaging and even receives orders from Bali in cassava bags — so cool right?! Make a statement fashion-wise and environmentally with these bold swimsuits.

Reformation

This well-known, sustainable clothing brand features a swimwear line made from ECONYL regenerated nylon while still maintaining its signature feminine, minimalist style. Shop eco-chic bikinis and one-pieces that are as cute as you’d expect from Reformation. Though sustainability is at the brand’s core, they are committed to improving their practices until nearly perfect!

Summersalt

The soft, durable swimwear from Summersalt is created from post-consumer materials, recycled plastic, and old fishing nets. Their fabrics are “beach-proof”, meaning they’re sand, chlorine, and sweat-resistant, while also providing UV protection. Enjoy Summersalt’s sustainable swimwear with their wide array of colors, patterns, styles, and sizes!

Groceries Apparel

This sustainable California clothing brand is selling swimwear made from recycled ocean waste for a limited time this summer! This “seed to skin” brand only uses non-GMO, organic, recycled, and fair-trade ingredients for their fabrics and dyes. Though their one-piece and bikini options are only offered in the color black, they’re so trendy and match with everything. Grab them while you can!

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