Five sustainable swimwear brands to try this summer
June 21, 2022
With the fashion industry increasingly in the spotlight and its growing environmental footprint, many new and emerging brands are finding innovative ways to create stylish and more eco-friendly swimwear. Sunnier days are firmly in sight, so we’ve lined up the eco-friendly and sustainable bikini brands that will last you for many vacations to come.
Founded in 2018 with the aim of creating stylish and eco-friendly swimwear for women, this British brand does not disappoint. Away that Day is made in the heart of London using more eco-friendly fabrics and 100% compostable packaging, as well as running their own ‘recycle your swimsuit’ initiative, where old swimsuits from any brand can be sent to their studios in exchange for a discount code to be used on a future purchase.
Far from the signature of this day Palma bikini top features a plunging neckline and fully adjustable straps, and is designed to give your bust a natural lift without padding or underwire. The top is available in a range of shades, which can be worn with a selection of different briefs, including this sexy Brazilian style or super chic high waisted pair.
Sustainability is at the heart of Adora Swim’s philosophy. Their swimsuits are made from 100% regenerated nylon, Econyl, which uses recycled materials such as fishing nets to form the fabric.
Being eco-friendly doesn’t mean style has to suffer and Adora Swim proves it. When it comes to this season’s must-have swimwear, you can’t go wrong with a classic white bikini. Their high tide has a simplistic underwire bra design to provide support and enhance your cleavage. Associate them with their White Reef high-rise bottom to accentuate your natural curves and elongate your legs thanks to their high cut.
If you are looking for an extravagant swimsuit this summer, Cassandra one-piece by Evarae is the epitome of poolside chic. The square neckline and removable fabric-covered waistband create a timeless vintage-inspired ’60s pin-up look. The swimsuit is made with Econyl using sustainable manufacturing processes and comes in nine different colorways, but the pastel combination of Tuscan Sun and Granada Sky is a favorite. In addition, all their fillings are made of natural and renewable materials of plant origin.
While certainly more expensive, this conscious luxury swimwear will last for years. The brand’s commitment to ethical and sustainable swimwear also extends to their orders, as they promise to plant a tree with every order placed online.
With a store in Newquay, Tide + Seek’s roots are firmly in the ocean, thanks to founder Sammy’s passion for surfing. Sammy spent the early stages of the business visiting various swimwear factories in Bali, determined to find one that would complement the brand’s ethos. The swimsuits here are made from Repreve fabric, which is made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. Using this fabric offsets the need for new oil, reducing the amount of greenhouse gases while conserving water and energy throughout the process.
This company’s swimwear comes in a selection of playful designs, with choices between multi-colored tie-dye and striking bold prints. This plunging triangle bikini top was designed in collaboration with London street artist Rosie Woods. The tie-dye print combines pinks, purples, blues and yellows for a statement piece, and can be paired with a selection of bottoms, like this one cheeky cover pair.
If you’re looking for reversible swimwear that offers style and versatility, Tucca Swim might be the brand for you. With cool and quirky prints on one side and bright colors on the other, this two-in-one Orange Scoop Flamenco Swimsuit will guide you through several holiday looks.
Made from 78% Econyl and eco-friendly Italian fabrics, Tucca Swim sets are made to last. You can choose to pair them with a matching pet and a multi-sensory Flamenco print sarong to complete your beach vibe. But if you’re just looking for the perfect bikini, their new Bourgainvillea SS22 collection combines ruffles and flowers and is available for pre-order. now.