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These 15 Luxe Eco Swimwear Pieces Will Fill You With Ocean Dreams. Come See!

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This article originally published on Conscious Fashion Collective.

Can’t wait for beach weather? Same here.

So we put together this comprehensive and up-to-date guide on 15 of our favorite eco swimwear brands you can browse through as you daydream about your upcoming beach days and pool parties.

Conventional swimwear is made of virgin nylon and polyester. That’s plastic, which will not biodegrade and requires us to keep drilling for more and more petroleum. As off-shore drilling projects increase, we’ll just have less pristine oceans to enjoy. We’re not sure if we want this in the background of our beachy photos, either.

Oh, and did you know a quarter of fish tested in California were found to have plastic in their bodies? It’s true–what goes around comes around. So it’s time to at the very least reduce our purchase of virgin plastic whenever possible.

Good thing we’ve already got lots of eco-conscious and sexy, elegant, and stylish swimwear to choose from.

While many of the following eco swimwear brands still use nylon and polyester, these plastic fibers are recycled from trashed fishnets and plastic bottles, meaning we’re not increasing demand for new plastic and are helping to give new life and value to what otherwise would just be trash.

First, make good use of all the bikinis and one-pieces you already have, then dive in.

ABYSSE

15 Pieces of Gorgeous Eco Swimwear

Highlights: Uses Japanese Limestone Neoprene made of natural rubber and recycled fibers; surf-wear and activewear

Vibes: Surfer chick
Investment: $$$

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ALL SISTERS

15 Pieces of Gorgeous Eco Swimwear

Highlights: Uses Recycled Polyamide based fibers (ECONYL); mix and match black and white pieces

Vibes: Athletic elegance
Investment: $$$

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AMARA TULUM

15 Pieces of Gorgeous Eco Swimwear

Highlights: Made from ECONYL; produced in green energy facilities in Tulum where workers are paid fairly; coordinates beach cleanups regularly

Vibes: Luxury resort
Investment:$$

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BAREKINI

15 Pieces of Gorgeous Eco Swimwear

Highlights: Made from regenerated Nylon; 10% donated to ocean conservation

Vibes: Bold cuts
Investment: $$

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BUSTED SWIMWEAR

15 Pieces of Gorgeous Eco Swimwear

Highlights: Made from recycled Lycra; fits up to F cup

Vibes: Pool party
Investment: $$$

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DAVY J

15 Pieces of Gorgeous Eco Swimwear

Highlights: Made from regenerated nylon; durable; suitable for active sports & adventures; going closed-loop

Vibes: Adventure junkie
Investment: $$$

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ECO|MONO

15 Pieces of Gorgeous Eco Swimwear

Highlights: Made using regenerated Lycra; ethical manufacturing in the supply chain; provides UV protection

Vibes: Simple and sexy
Investment: $$

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ELLE EVANS

15 Pieces of Gorgeous Eco Swimwear

Highlights: Uses water-free printing; made from recycled Nylon

Vibes: Boho beach babe
Investment: $$

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FAE SWIM

15 Pieces of Gorgeous Eco Swimwear

Highlights: Uses regenerated polyamide; ECONYL

Vibes: Nautical classics
Investment: $$

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FREE BELLA SWIM

15 Pieces of Gorgeous Eco Swimwear

Highlights: Made in Los Angeles; uses recycled polyester fibers

Vibes: Bold with an edge
Investment: $

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GREENLEE SWIM

15 Pieces of Gorgeous Eco Swimwear

Highlights: Made using recycled fibers; gives back to environmental organizations

Vibes: Modern botanical
Investment: $$$

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HOUNDSDITCH

15 Pieces of Gorgeous Eco Swimwear

Highlights: Custom cuts available; uses post-consumer recycled materials whenever possible

Vibes: Vibrant & lively
Investment: $$$

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LEAHRAY

15 Pieces of Gorgeous Eco Swimwear

Highlights: Custom shop; made in small batches; water-based inks; uses recycled fibers

Vibes: Designer flirty
Investment: $$

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LOKA SWIMWEAR

15 Pieces of Gorgeous Eco Swimwear

Highlights: Made using recycled fibers (ECONYL); donates to environmental organizations; handcrafted

Vibes: Glam surfer
Investment: $$$

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MANAKAI

15 Pieces of Gorgeous Eco Swimwear

Highlights: Made out of recycled fibers and regenerated fabrics; made ethically in the USA; hosts beach cleanups and donates to non-profits

Vibes: Tropical getaway
Investment: $$

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Find more eco swimwear brands on Conscious Fashion Collective.

These 15 Luxe Eco Swimwear Pieces Will Fill You With Ocean Dreams. Come See!

What are your favorite eco swimwear brands?

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Kamea Chayne

Kamea Chayne

Kamea Chayne is an eco creative, author, Duke-certified health coach, and host of Green Dreamer Podcast (May 2018). She's on a mission to broaden the concept of wellness while elevating the sustainability movement with style, strategy, creativity, and powerful communication. Learn more about Kaméa here and follow her on Instagram @kameachayne.
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