Most swimsuits are made from plastic and aside from stretching out quickly, these fabrics shed plastic microfibers which will eventually make their way into our oceans.
Many eco-friendly swimwear brands use recycled post-consumer products. Also, ethical bathing suits are made in factories that minimize pollution and pay their workers fairly.
Frankies is a Malibu-based bikini boutique. The sustainable bikini line is made from Amni Soul Eco polyamide yarn, which makes it biodegradable too.
Outerknown makes board-worthy trunks from 100% recycled materials, thanks to eco-conscious surfer dude and Outerknown founder Kelly Slater.
Patagonia’s the OG when it comes to ethically made swimwear. All their recycled swimwear is also Fair Trade Certified, meaning you can feel secure in your swimsuit, physically and mentally.
Girlfriend Collective offer one of the largest size ranges. Their line of fun, colored bikinis and swimsuits are made out of recycled fishing nets and industrial waste.
Hülya’s motto is “cleaning the ocean one bikini at a time.” Their bikini styles are colorful solids in sporty cuts meant to hold up to all your oceanside adventures.
Fair Harbor makes stylish men’s swim trunks from recycled plastic bottles. Their designs feature built-in compression underwear for comfort and mobility.