10 swimwear brands that are stepping up on sustainability

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Fashion is celebrated for its enchanting, visionary nature and thrives on our own self-expression, so it’s no wonder that we put the fashion industry on a pedestal.

But if we look past the glamour and dig a little deeper this Earth Day, fashion and the environment haven’t exactly had the healthiest of relationships. It’s even fair to say that the connection is toxic—quite literally. 

The reality check; enormous amounts of fast fashion waste are synonymous with the industry, and a whopping 40 million tons of textiles are sent to landfills or incineration annually. 

Add that to the fact that 8% of the world’s total greenhouse emissions come from fashion. These stats don’t exactly paint a pretty picture. 

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We don’t really think about it—perhaps because of the association with beautiful beaches, oceanic waters, and all that earthy goodness—but swimwear, resort wear, and beachwear are just as susceptible to enormous amounts of waste production. 

On this Earth Day, we want to look at the bright future of swimwear fashion by focusing on brands whose supply chains are both ecologically and socially responsible. 

Swim Bazaar is committed to supporting swimwear brands that are pledging themselves to sustainability—in their sourcing, production, distribution, marketing, and consumption—so that we have the chance for a brighter, more conscious fashion future. 

Forget the fairytale because here’s a fashion story we can get on board with. 

As Earth Day marks another trip around the sun, here are our 11 swimwear brands from around the world that are devoted to sustainability every day of the year. 

Aanoukis

Aanoukis

This Bali swimwear and resort wear brand lives in a paradise that is at the intersection of a goddess kind of glamour and ethically sourced creation. More good news, if you live in the US, you don’t have to go to Bali to get in on the goddess look because we’ll ship it right to you. Ah, we do love the direct approach. 

Abbie & Husen

Abbie & Husen

The high-quality sustainable pieces from this Western Australian brand are high on elegance and work to enhance the physical form. Abbie & Husen marries the purity of the land down under with a little bit of South American sass. What’s not to love?

Aguaviva Swim

 Aguaviva Swim

This minimalist swimwear brand made the sustainable leap last year to start creating with ECONYL, a regenerated nylon fabric that is made out of the waste that has been recycled from landfills and oceans around the world. Who wouldn’t want to invest in material that can be recycled, recreated, and remolded? Talk about a match made in heaven. 

Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon

The beautiful thing about Blue Lagoon—in addition to its architecturally alluring collections—is that all of its swimwear manufacturers are pre-audited and adhere to strict social and ecological criteria. Their pieces are made from the recyclable and sustainable Cienna fabric. There’s nothing to be blue about with this brand, baby. 

ILOVEBELOVE

ILOVEBELOVE

What’s not to love about this Spanish swimwear brand that was born out of a sustainable, ethical, and ecological fashion project, and adheres to the concept of slow fashion as a marker of fashion authenticity? Oh, and the pieces are to die for. 

Initial S

Initial S

This Parisian-chic swimwear brand’s fabrics are made in Italy and are woven with high-quality and noble fibers—mostly from nylon regenerated from plastic waste that is found in the sea and on land. Excuse us while we go put our own initials on a few pieces, pronto! 

ISAMEL

ISAMEL

This Italian brand’s swimwear might look fun and flirty, but they take their eco-sustainability very seriously. All of the hand-embroidered pieces use only high-quality, recycled, and natural materials such as sensitive microfiber. We’re already getting all the feels. 

Lola & Lamar

Lola & Lamar

This sustainable and thoughtfully sourced fashion Hawaiian label is dedicated to decreasing its environmental footprint, and as of 2019, has pledged to make its swimwear from Vita by Carvicoa sustainable techno-fabric. We’re already on the right footing with this one. 

Waikiki The Label

Waikiki The Label

This athleisure and swimwear brand relies on recycled fabrics, durability, and sustainability as its markers for statement pieces that never go out of style and will last for years to come. Now that’s what we call a happy ending. 

We Are Nativ

We Are Nativ

This minimalist swimwear and activewear company believes in fashion with a conscience and lives up to its Earth Warrior soul code. Their sustainably sourced and ethical pieces have a futurist vibe, cascading lines in bold colors. We believe we’ll have a beautiful future together. 

Making conscious shopping easier

It may feel like you need to pick between making eco-conscious choices and getting the wardrobe of your dreams but, with these brands, you don’t need to!

Make eco-conscious shopping your default while picking great, long-lasting resort wear, swimwear, and beachwear pieces.

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