15 Eco-Friendly Bathing Suits That Wont Degrade in the Water
There might still be weeks of winter ahead of us, but if you’re anything like me, the cold has you dreaming of warm summer days and the cute swimsuits you’ll inevitably Instagram yourself wearing poolside. But if you’re one to consider sustainability when shopping, check out one of these 15 eco-friendly suits that will look great and are nice to the planet. While many are made with recycled and sustainable materials, they’ll still hold up in the water, so you don’t have to sacrifice your look or your favorite beach activities. A very green win-win.
Madewell recently launched its new Second Wave swim collection, featuring swimsuits made using recycled plastic. This one in particular is made using two water bottles.
This one? Another two water bottles.
As a brand, Reformation is dedicated to sustainability and strives to limit its environmental footprint in terms of waste, carbon, and water usage. These swimsuits are made with 78 percent ECONYL® regenerated nylon, which is made from nylon waste from landfills and oceans.
According to Summersalt’s website, the company uses recycled materials to create its fabrics and its packaging.
Fair Harbor also uses plastic bottles to create their swimwear. The brand also offers a program called the “Round Trip Initiative,” where they will send you a prepaid shipping label, and you can send them your old swimsuits to be recycled and given a new life. (Bonus: If you take part in the program, you’ll receive a 10 percent discount code for each swimsuit you send, up to 30 percent off.)
All of Mara Hoffman’s swimsuits are made using recycled nylon or recycled polyester; the brand also uses ECONYL®, the regenerated nylon mentioned above, that’s made from things like fishing nets, industrial plastic waste, and fabric scraps.
Not only are Vitamin A suits produced in the U.S., they’re also made with sustainable materials, such as recycled nylon and recycled cotton. The company reports that it also gives some of its proceeds to environmental organizations that work to protect our oceans.
Baythe’s swimwear also takes advantage of sustainable materials, using regenerated fabric to make their pieces.