Whether you’re on the hunt for a swimsuit for an upcoming pool party or for your summer vacation, besides considering the look and fit, you may want to think about sustainability.
Fashion is the second most polluting industry in the world! Between pesticides used to grow ingredients for fabrics, and pollution--with dyes that contain harsh chemicals--it’s no wonder why. But there are an increasing number of fashion brands that use organic or recycled materials, and dyes that are not only eco-friendly, they look beautiful!
Here are some stylish and sustainable swimsuit designers to consider.
Mara Hoffman started her brand in 2000, and has been focusing on sustainable materials, processes and production ever since. Each material is chosen with intention and care, including hemp, organic cotton and recycled plastic. With everything from bikinis to cover ups, Hoffman has made a commitment to a sustainability with her collection, making it perfect for fun in the sun.
Born out of a deep love for the ocean, allSisters' philosophy is to respect nature while respecting the female body. The company goes the extra mile to create eco conscious swimwear from recycled, fishing nets and other nylon. The swimsuits range from full coverage to tiny bikinis, giving women a range of sustainable options.
With the belief that swimsuits should be made for women’s bodies, not that women should change their bodies to fit into bathing suits, Summersalt has taken measurements from 10,000 women to ensure that everyone can find the right fit. They also use recycled textiles, ensuring that every offering from Summersalt is dedicated to women and the environment.
Koru Swimwear prides itsself on being eco-friendly, even making their tag line “Eco Store.” It only uses swimwear fabric from recycled materials, such as fishing nets pulled from the oceans and carpet fibers found in landfills. Everything is sustainable, from the hats to the bikinis. With a wide range of pieces, they are sure to please even the fussiest of bathing suit buyers.
Each piece is made from 100 percent recycled plastic that has found its way into the ocean, making each piece a one-of-a-kind fashion statement. Designed by one woman and sewed by another, each suit is also handcrafted, wearable art.