16 Ethical Swimwear Brands

Whether you’re sunbathing at the beach or swimming laps at the public pool, we’ve got a swimwear brand that’ll match your needs, vibe and ethics!

From fishing nets to swimwear — the young fashion label Margaret & Hermione makes you look hot while wearing recycled fishing nets!

Austria, $$$

Margaret And Hermione
Margaret And Hermione
Margaret And Hermione
Margaret And Hermione

Looking for ultra feminine swimwear that’ll make you look and feel amazing? Reformation is where you need to look at! Most of their swimwear is made from recycled materials.

United States, $$

Reformation
Reformation
Reformation
Reformation

Elegant and delicate swimwear that supports environmental, human, and civil rights. Didn’t know fashion could do this much? Think again!

United States, $$-$$$

Lacausa
Lacausa
Lacausa
Lacausa

Bold, confident lingerie and swimwear brand designed and produced in NYC. We can only be impressed by their fabric quality, range of styles, and commitment to making the industry more thoughtful without skimping on aesthetics and style.

United States, $$$

Araks
Araks
Araks
Araks

Made from the finest fabrics, Essentials for Zula is a collection infused with the spirit of light summer days, healthy living, festivals, yoga and travels. All of their pieces are made in their family run factory, sourcing all fabrics locally within Thailand.

Austria, $

Essentials for Zula
Essentials for Zula
Essentials for Zula
Essentials for Zula

Eco-Swimwear made in downtown L.A. for girls who give a sh*t! Because you can make a difference and still look fly at the same time! Fashion is the third most polluting industry in the world, and the second largest consumer of water. Freebella Swim is super aware of that, and willing to make a difference.

United States, $-$$

Freebella Swim
Freebella Swim
Freebella Swim
Freebella Swim

Australian-made swimwear that is sustainable, timeless and functional with respect for our planet at its heart! All Seapia swimwear is made of Econyl, a material produced starting from post-consumer materials and discarded products, otherwise destined to the landfill.

Australia, $-$$

Seapia
Seapia
Seapia
Seapia

Want some effortless, natural sexiness on the beach while wearing recycled nylon or recycled plastic bottles? Well, who doesn’t, right?! Their swimwear is made with sustainable materials such recycled nylon, linen, organic cotton, recycled cotton, Tencel®, and polyester fibre made from recycled plastic bottles.

United States, $$

Vitamin A
Vitamin A
Vitamin A
Vitamin A

Swimsuits where comfy comes hand in hand with sexy and sensual! …and we bet you’ll not even notice you’re wearing what used to be fishing nets! All of their fabrics are lightweight and soft, yet resilient and durable, making their designs the perfect match for a healthy and active lifestyle.

Spain, $-$$

allSisters
allSisters
allSisters
allSisters

From gorgeous and delicate to stunning and sporty, Woodlike Ocean has got a bikini or a one piece that was made just for the job! Did you know that about 640,000 tonnes of fishing gear end up in our oceans every year? That is why for each purchase, a donation goes to the environmental organisation Healthy Seas, which removes ghost fishing nets from our oceans.

Germany, $$

Woodlike Ocean
Woodlike Ocean
Woodlike Ocean
Woodlike Ocean

Minimal, high-end swimwear for women of all shapes and sizes, while reducing the environmental footprint! The fabrics used to it them include recycled polyester and recycled spandex.

United States, $$

Greenlee Swim
Greenlee Swim
Greenlee Swim
Greenlee Swim

With stunning aesthetics and flawless ethics, each Silou garment is a piece to be proud of! Every piece of their collection is made with non-toxic materials in Lithuania, known for its exceptional aptitude in traditional sewing and weaving and next generation materials.

United Kingdom, $$-$$$

Silou
Silou
Silou

Eco-friendly swimwear inspired by surf, beach culture and nature! All the collections are handmade at a small family-owned atelier in Brazil, in Natalia’s hometown. That is also where she sources most of the materials.

New Zealand, $-$$

Aurai
Aurai
Aurai
Aurai

Abysse is inspired by function, fashion and the ocean. Their beautiful pieces are made for women who are tomboys at heart and believe in the magic of the ocean. Abysse’s wetsuits and neoprene bikinis are 100% Japanese limestone neoprene, made out of eco-friendly rubber that is warmer, lighter and ultra durable.

United States, $$

Abysse
Abysse
Abysse
Abysse

Swimwear that makes you feel sexy but sophisticated! Founded in Denmark in 2010, they only use sustainable materials such as organic cotton, bamboo, recycled wool, recycled polyster, Lyocell,… All of their pieces are ethically made in India, in a small factory employing 20 people they’ve been working with since they started the brand.

Denmark, $-$$

Underprotection
Underprotection

Bikinis made from recycled fabric, in a zero waste approach? Here’s Emroce! Their swimwear is made with ECONYL® nylon fibre regenerated from recovered fishing nets and other nylon waste (and is the definition of “simple yet elegant”!).

Italy, $-$$

Emroce
Emroce
Emroce
Emroce
Passionate about sustainable living, ethical fashion and social justice, Morgane also founded Zero Waste Nest, as an attempt to demystify zero waste living. Her retirement plans are to adopt as many stray cats as she’s able to.

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