Finding ethical clothing can be a struggle so we’ve rounded up the best swimwear brands that focus on sustainable and recycled fabrics.
Odina was founded in 2010 to fill a void in the ethical swimwear industry for active women that wanted a sustainable, highly-functional swimsuit that was still fashionable. The idea was to make a suit using eco-friendly materials that not only complimented a woman’s figure, but also her passions. To test their products, they work with surfers, not models; with women that are exploring the world, surfing jaw-dropping waves, and helping the planet that they love. During development the Odina team tested a number of sustainable fabrics and a variety of recycled fibers before finding one that met their demands. Various styles underwent the same testing, with many success stories. The end result is a suit that’s not only ecologically sensitive but also looks great!
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Voluptuous is a company dedicated to creating fashionable and sensual swimsuits for curvy girls and ladies. Their products are designed and manufactured in Italy with Italian made fabrics that meet the highest standards of quality. Voluptuous succeeds at responding to and as yet unsatisfied need: glamorous swimsuits for curvy women.
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Since the beginning, and as a result of the company’s commitment to the local economy, the Zero + Maria Cornejo collection has been largely produced (70%) in the heart of New York City’s Garment District. There are some exception for a few categories, including shoes and handbags, which are made by small, independently owned factories in Italy. Dedicated to fostering a company ethos that is just as committed to its social impact as its environmental, Zero uses ecological and sustainable fabrics wherever possible. And, as a company owned and run by women, the team continuously looks to develop special collaborations with women artisans around the world.
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As a brand, CurleeBikini aims to inspire woman of all ages to love and embrace their natural form. They specialize in the creation of unique design elements to ensure supportive, flattering swimwear for all types of feminine figures, without the use of underwire or padding. CurleeBikini is praised for offering a wide variety of luxury designs, handmade with beautifully intricate textiles. Luxury does not have to be lost, in order to live a more conscious lifestyle!
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Laura Wells for Swim Sexy swimwear is inspired by the beauty of the ocean, and the bikini swimwear collection is made out of 100% recycled materials, so they help keep waste out of landfills. Like all of the plus size swimwear in the Swim Sexy collection, the styles in the Laura Wells line flatter curves and feature sexy cutouts that will allow you to show off your skin in the places you desire.
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Faherty products are premium eco-friendly swimwear made from an innovative fabric blend using recycled polyester from plastic bottles. They are dedicated in creating a sustainable company to help preserve our oceans.
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ECO SWIM® by Aqua Green® is a sustainable-minded swimwear collection made-in-America from recycled nylons and other eco-friendly materials and technologies. Their mission is to demonstrate leadership in style while providing fashionable, excellent quality and planet friendly products for the conscious consumer. ECO SWIM helps to reduce your carbon footprint in the sand, while leading the way in sustainable, quality fashion that can make a difference.