From fast fashion to high end, brands across the board are deciding to respond to the consumer’s growing interest in sustainable clothing. Sustainable refers to materials that are ethically sourced and often, vegan and cruelty-free. Check out how you can save the environment and stun all spring with these 7 sustainable swimwear brands.
Reformation uses Econyl to construct its suits. Econyl is a regenerated nylon fibre made from fishing nets and various waste products swiped from landfills. They also offer a Guppyfriend washing bag to limit the number of microfibers – tiny bits of plastic – shed during the washing process.
Madewell saves 8 plastic bottles per one-piece suit and 4 plastic bottles per bikini due to using recyclable material in all of their swimwear, giving extra plastic an escape route from the landfill. This is the first time Madewell has produced eco-friendly swimwear in a collection known as Second Wave.
4. Mara Hoffman
Made from organic, recycled, and regenerated materials, Mara Hoffman’s line of swimwear delivers with bold, bright patterns. Not only does Mara Hoffman commit to using sustainable fabrics, but her ethics extend to fair trade and manufacturing practices.
5. Stella McCartney
The current sustainability trend can be credited largely to Stella McCartney. Stella was named as a forerunner of fashion sustainability by CO Leadership Awards, the first global sustainable fashion awards. Her entire collection of swimwear is vegan.
All items from Anemone are produced in Los Angeles, but the fabric is Italian made. The result of this cross country collaboration is eco-friendly sustainable suits with UV 50+ protection.
7. Paper London
Paper London’s statement-making swimsuits are comprised of an innovative, sustainable jersey material that is made from fully recycled fishing nets.