Sustainable Swimwear Brands & Suits We Love

Jun 15, 2021
Aimee Thompson

Summer is here and the beaches and pools are calling our name. We know finding the right swimwear can be an overwhelming challenge, especially when seeking out more inclusive and eco-friendly options, so we compiled a list of some of our favorite brands who offer high quality, attractive, and sustainable bathing suit options. Style your Universal Cardigan as a sustainable beach covering with a stunning suit from one of these high quality brands. 

Andie has a lovely collection of swimwear in various styles for a wide range of body types and we are here for it!

What We LOVE:

◉ Their body positive focus
◉ They offer an eco fabric option in different swimsuit styles - “Made from recycled polyester milled from post-consumer plastic bottles.”
◉ They have long torso options!
◉ Inclusive sizing 

Swimsuit Standout:

The Iris Ibiza suit in the Eco Fabric! - $$
We love the color, tailoring, and simplicity of this suit, AND that it’s made from recycled materials! It also offers inclusive sizing options ranging from XS to XXXL.

The Girlfriend Collective provides beautiful swimwear options made from “recycled fishing nets and post-industrial waste recovered from the ocean.” They also provide very inclusive sizing from XXS-6XL and emphasize transparency at every stage.

What We LOVE:

◉ Their body positive focus
◉ Inclusive sizing
◉ Their forthcoming about how their products are made, their processes, their policies, etc.
◉ They prioritize sustainability
◉ Eco-friendly packaging
◉ Many gorgeous and sustainable swimsuit options

Swimsuit Standout:

🩱 The Oasis One Piece in Koi - $$
We’re in love with the one shoulder style and this color! It’s made from recycled fishing nets, available in a variety of colors and sizes, and would look stunning worn as a top for a night out.

Summersalt is a clothing brand made for travelers. Their pieces are designed to be comfortable, functional, and stylish.

What We LOVE:

◉ The emphasis on inclusive sizing and body positivity
◉ The use of recycled materials
◉ Sustainable packaging
◉ The variety of suit styles, colors, and patterns

Swimsuit Standout:

👙 The Fused River Bikini in Pacific - $$
The criss-cross top, the use of recycled polyamide, the fit--we’re about all of it! We also love seeing bikini bottoms that aren’t a thong and won’t become one while we search for seashells on the beach.

We should also mention their cult-classic and award winner, The Sidestroke One Piece.

Wolf & Badger provides high quality, eco-friendly, and ethically sourced fashion. They provide a great space for supporting independent artisans who care about people and the environment.

What We LOVE:

◉ They provide quality products by independent artisans
◉ They prioritize sustainable practices and products
◉ Their large selection of swimwear and coverups in beautiful colors and patterns
◉ The transparency around the products on their site

Swimsuit Standout:

🩱 The Shaw One-Piece in Jet High Shine - $$$
Whew! If you’re looking to take the heat factor up a notch, this is the way to go! We love that it’s a bit edgier with the lace-up sides and don’t mind being a little cheeky from time-to-time (when it’s not an unexpected wedgie). It’s also made with ECONYL regenerated nylon and it's ethically made in Bali.

Whether you’re heading to the pool, the beach, the balcony, or the backyard for a run through the sprinklers, the important thing is that you choose a swimsuit that makes you feel comfortable in your skin.

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Aimee Thompson

Aimee’s a writer by day, gamer by night & ice cream connoisseur 24/7. During Shelter in Place, she’s mastered the Jedi Mind Trick and plans to use this to get early access to Fable 4.

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