30 best sustainable swimwear brands for women

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In a world full of fast-fashion, clothes are mass produced, chemically dyed and thrown away after one season. As a result, it can be hard to be eco-friendly while shopping for swimwear. Worry not, these are 30 companies that pride themselves in making quality swimwear that’s also sustainable.


AURAI SWIM

Headquartered in New Zealand, and handmade in Brazil, Aurai’s swimsuits are not only sustainable, but they are also made with love by a family owned manufacturer. All printed styles are made with Econyl (100% regenerated nylon) and all plain styles are made with biodegradable polyamide Amni Eco Soul, so you can feel good about purchasing any of their swimsuits.

Based in: Auckland, New Zealand

Price: Bottoms start at $49 NZD, tops start at $59 NZD

Visit Website: www.auraiswimwear.com

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Vitamin A

This company’s swimwear is also made from EcoLux, recycled nylon fibers. This swimwear uses less water and energy to produce and emits fewer greenhouse gasses during production. Vitamin A swimwear utilizes various sustainable technologies for their suits, like reusing nylon scraps that would otherwise be in landfills or using plant-based fabrics sourced from castor beans. These swimsuits aren’t just sustainable, they’re innovative.

Based in: Los Angeles, California

Price: Bottoms start at $79 USD, tops start at $99 USD.

Visit Website: www.vitaminaswim.com

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Mona

Mona takes ocean conservation just as seriously as they take their swimsuits. Their custom made nylon fibers are sourced from fishing nets and ocean plastic pollution that’s recovered from the ocean, recycled into fabric, and woven into their swimsuits and athletic wear. This brand is designed for women with active lifestyles, designing suits are both stylish and high performance for surf and yoga.

Based in: Los Angeles, California

Price: Bottoms start at $58 USD, tops start at $72 USD

Visit Website: www.wearemona.com

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UND

If you want sustainable swimwear, but don’t want to sacrifice style, this Italian swimwear company is the best of both worlds. They source their material sustainably, use recycled fibers, and create designs that will last season after season, so you don’t have to keep buying new suits. Their swimsuits are also made 100% in Italy so if you are looking for authentic, eco-friendly, Italian swimwear, look no further.

Based in: Bologna, Italy

Price: Bottoms start at EUR ‎€62, tops start at EUR €84.

Visit Website: undswim.com

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HAH

HAH, short for Hot As Hell, uses digital printing techniques, which uses 95% less water than standard screen printing, for all of their designs. Also, they use extended life fabric (EFL), Sorona (or polytrimethylene terephthalate, a material sourced from cane sugar), and Lycra fabrics to create quality swimwear with a minimal footprint. In addition, HAH has totally eliminated plastic in their shipping process, instead opting for reusable, biodegradable packaging so as not to generate more waste.

Based in: Los Angeles, California

Price: Bottoms start at $98 USD, tops start at $98 USD.

Visit website: www.wearehah.com

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Eco Mono

Eco Mono isn’t just eco-friendly, and they don’t just sell swimwear. Boasting entire lines of clothing that are not only sustainable, but also fair trade, locally made, up-cycled, vegan, and minimalist. Whether you are looking for eco-friendly swimwear, clothing, or any kind of accessory, Eco Mono will have what you seek.

Based in: Australia

Price: Bottoms start at $69 AUD , tops start at $79 AUD.

Visit Website: ecomono.com.au

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Peony

Peony is a small, family-owned company that is constantly striving to create high-quality, eco-friendly swimwear. Peony uses Econyl, made 100% from ocean-sourced plastic waste, to create their classic designs. Also, Peony is focused on always improving their brand. As a result, each season they announce a new environmentally friendly technology that they are implementing in their swimwear.

Based in: Australia

Price: Bottoms start at $49 AUD, tops start at $69 AUD.

Visit Website: www.peonyswimwear.com

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All Sisters

All Sisters is an eco-friendly swimwear company achieves sustainability by using high quality recycled material from Italy that is certified “Made in Green”, by OEX-TEX. This eco-friendly swimwear company is designed for the active, water-sporting, bikini lover. The swimsuits are multi-functional and have simplistic designs that are intended to last season after season.

Based in: Barcelona, Spain

Price: Bottoms start at EUR 40, tops start at EUR 45.

Visit Website: shop.allsisters.com

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Elle Evans

In an attempt to reverse the trend of fast-fashion, Elle Evans swimsuits are only manufactured after someone has made a purchase. Techniques like these ensure that each swimsuit goes to a person, instead of sitting a storeroom. In addition to using Econyl, their eco-friendly swimwear is then hand-designed by the co-founder herself in order to reduce fabric waste. Elle Evans even has an innovative option that allows you to send back your swimwear to be recycled when old, or worn.

Based in: Australia, Melbourne

Price: Bottoms start at $70 AUD, tops start at $80 AUD.

Visit Website: www.elleevansswimwear.com.au

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The Reformation

The Reformation takes conservation seriously. Firstly, they use 100% renewable energy to power their eco-friendly swimwear production. Secondly, they have also developed their own “RefScale” to calculate exactly how much waste, water, greenhouse gasses, and emissions are released by their swimwear production. The Reformation then reinvests in offsetting technology, partnering with the Brazilian Redwood Project and other water conservation projects to help replace the resources they’ve used.

Based in: Los Angeles

Price: Bottoms start at $58 USD, tops start at $78 USD.

Visit website: www.thereformation.com

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Abysse

Abysse eco-friendly swimwear combines style with sporty, in their high performance, water-sport oriented, neoprene, wetsuit inspired swimsuit design. Manufactured locally, made with recycled materials and minimal greenhouse emissions, Abysse focuses on giving back to the environment. They are currently partner with the charity “Sirens of the Sea,” and “Moorea Coral Gardeners”.

Based in: California, LA

Price: Bottoms start at $95 USD, tops start at $95 USD.

Visit website: abysseofficial.com

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Mara Hoffman

Mara Hoffman’s simplistic swimwear is just as eco-friendly as it is feminine. This company uses a wide array of sustainably sourced materials, including Econyl, Repreve (which is also made mostly from post-consumer products), and Tencel (a fabric made from cellulose fibers). They also use hemp, cotton, linen, and even alpaca. They even have made their packaging compostable, and have eliminated plastic from their stores and tagging processes.

Based in: NYC

Price: Bottoms start at $110 USD, tops start at $115 USD.

Visit website: www.marahoffman.com

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BAIIA

This swimwear isn’t only eco-friendly, it’s reversible! Their collections inspired by the natural beauty of Australia, and are elegant and versatile. With suits made from recycled Italian nylon, Baiia uses a combination of virgin synthetic fibers with recycled synthetic fibers in order to achieve the highest quality with the lowest carbon footprint.

Based in: Australia

Price: Bottoms start at $79 AUD, tops start at $79 AUD.

Visit Website: www.baiia.com.au

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Now_Then

Now_Then, inspired by the ocean, makes eco-friendly swimwear designed to help you enjoy the sea, whether surfing, diving, or adventuring.
Using Econyl and petroleum-free neoprene to ensure sustainable production, Now_Then makes a wide variety of swimwear, from delicate bikinis to sturdy surfing swimsuits. No matter what kind of sustainable swimsuit you are looking for, Now_Then has it.

Based in: Spain

Price: Start at EUR €105.

Visit Website: nowthenlabel.com

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Davy J

Davy J is the eco-friendly swimwear for the active, water-sport enthusiast with suits designed to tackle any adventure. Their swimsuits are made from recycled fibers from fishing nets and ocean plastic, to be sustainable. Additionally, Davy J is striving to create a closed-loop system, where the old, overly-worn suits can be returned to the company and then recycled again. If you take sports as seriously as you take sustainability, this brand is for you.

Based in: UK

Price: Bottoms start at £55, tops start at £95.

Visit Website: www.davyj.org

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Spell & The Gypsy

Spell & The Gypsy are focused on measuring their environmental impact on all fronts. From their supply chain to the materials they source, to changing the linear fast fashion model for a circular one, all the way to giving back. In addition, Spell & The Gypsy doesn’t only eco-friendly swimwear, but they also make eco-friendly clothing of all sorts.

Based in: Byron Bay, Australia

Price: Bottoms start at AUD $69, tops start at AUD79

Visit Website: shop.spelldesigns.com.au

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OHOY

Founded by two Scandinavians, and centered around Scandinavian simplicity. Ohoy is another swimwear company made by Econyl and made with simple designed to last in any season. In addition, Ohoy also dedicates 1% of their sales profits to remove plastic and fishing nets from the ocean. Their simplistic style and colors are inspired by the colors of the North.

Based in: Dubai

Price: Bottoms start at EUR 45, tops start at EUR 55.

Visit Website: ohoyswim.com 

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Woodlike Ocean

This company is inspired by active women, and strives to bring women classic, versatile and reversible swimwear. With their swimsuit line made out of 100% Italian, sustainable fabric, plastic-free packaging, and 1% of their profits going to the The Planet conservation organization, their swimwear is eco-friendly, and just downright cute.

Based in: Germany

Price: Bottoms start at EUR €70, tops start at EUR €88

Visit Website: woodlikeocean.com

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Natasha Tonić

This minimalistic company, designed for women who like to “pack light”. Natasha Tonic boasts lines of entirely hemp-based swimwear which allows their swimsuits to be used as swimwear, lingerie, or even as activewear. Because of this, their suits are versatile and so much more than just swimsuits. Their suits are made, sewn, and dyed locally, and 5% of their profits are dedicated to the “5 Gyres” organization to fight against ocean plastic.

Based in: Los Angeles, California

Price: Bottoms start at USD $50, tops start at USD $75.

Visit Website: www.natashatonic.com


Jets

This Australian company focuses on sophistication, style, and fit. Shaping each design around the bodies of real women, they seek to empower women through perfectly fitting, eco-friendly swimwear. They use Renew Plus fabrics (made from Econyl) and work with local mills and manufacturers to create their classic, poolside designs.T

Based in: Australia

Price: Bottoms start at $79.95 AUD, tops start at $89.95 AUD.

Visit Website: www.jets.com.au

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Shapes in the Sand

A small, independent Australian brand is committed to sustainablity. They also use Econyl technology to create their high quality, eco-friendly swimwear. Shapes in the Sand uses printing techniques that are require no water or harsh dyes, and take a ‘zero-waste’ approach within the company. They even have guidelines on how to wash your swimsuit to reduce micro-plastic runoff into the ocean.

Based in: Australia

Price: Bottoms start at $89 AUD, tops start at $109 AUD.

Visit Website: www.shapesinthesand.com.au

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Mime

Mime swimwear sports a range of eco-friendly swimwear that is locally manufactured in Australia. Made from Italian lycra, sourced from recycled fishing nets, their swimwear can be worn during any water activity.

Based in: Australia

Price: Start at AUD $79.

Visit Website: mimeswim.com

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Araks

This company seeks to bring sustainability into every aspect of their brand, and have a long list of certifications to prove it. Their values include mindfulness, social sustainability, product design, and visible responsibility. Araks brings the care that they have for the environment into their designs.

Based in: New York

Price: Bottoms start at $115 USD, tops start at $175 USD.

Visit Website: www.araks.com

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Amara Tulum

A minimalistic company that values maximizing your bikinis, they are reversible, mix & match-able, and sometimes even convertible. Made from Econyl and Italian Lycra, this swimwear is eco-friendly, multi-functional, and supports the community of Tulum – where it is locally manufactured.

Based in: Tulum, Mexico

Price: Bottoms start at $95 USD, tops start at $95 USD.

Visit Website: www.amaratulum.co

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Marvell Lane

Another company using Econyl to fight against ocean plastic while making beautiful, eco-friendly swimwear is Marvell Lane. They focus on reducing waste and even design and cut swimsuits that create minimal fabric waste. This suits that can fit and support nearly any body type, this company’s swimwear is something that you can feel good about purchasing.

Based in: Byron Bay, Australia

Price: Bottoms start at $69.95 AUD, tops start at $129.95 AUD.

Visit Website: marvell-lane.com

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Bare Beach

Using 100% Econyl made from recycled plastic, Bare Beach offers four collections of vibrant, eco-friendly swimwear. Made in North America and shipped in EcoEnclose, 100% recycled packaging, this company tries to remind us of ways that we can all be as sustainable as possible.

Based in: Canada

Price: Bottoms start at $75 CAD, tops start at $75 CAD.

Visit Website: www.barebeach.ca

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Manakai

Mana, meaning spirit, influencer, power, and Kai, meaning ocean; this brand draws its inspiration and power from the sea. Manakai is a low-impact, socially responsible brand that is looking to change the fashion industry, and spread awareness about sustianability. They offer beautiful, bohemian style eco-friendly swimwear inspired.

Based in: Hawaii

Price: Bottoms start at $96 USD, tops start at $75 USD.

Visit Website: manakaiswimwear.com

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Greenlee

Greenlee has the vision to make high-end swimwear, for all body types, all while making a minimal environmental impact. Greenlee actively gives back to organizations like The Rainforest Partnership, to support conservation projects Their beautiful, tropical styled swimsuits all compliment each other, so no matter which piece you buy, they all match.

Based in: Los Angeles, California

Price: Bottoms start at $59 USD, tops start at $59 USD.

Visit Website: greenleeswim.com

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OceanZen

OceanZen is another company that tries to put the ocean first by creating eco-friendly swimwear. They use recycled fabric from ocean plastic to make their classic, ocean-inspired swimsuits. OceanZen cares so much about the environment that they even offer annual retreats to meet humpback whales in Tonga.

Based in: Australia

Price: Bottoms start at AUD80, tops start at AUD80

Visit Website: oceanzenbikini.com

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KOW TOW

Adding to their already full range of sustainable clothing, Kow Tow has launched their first line of eco-friendly swimwear inspired by the colors and warmth of summer. They have already recycled over 120 kg of material to make their swimwear, and have a circular system to recycle old and used swimsuits.

Based in: Wellington, New Zealand

Price: Bottoms start at NZD119, tops start at NZD119

Visit Website: nz.kowtowclothing.com

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