9 Must-Have Eco Friendly Swimsuits

April 10, 2014

Make a splash this summer with these stylish and ethically made swimsuits, that will not only make you look good in the water but do good for the planet too.

Eco Swim by Aqua Green is the leader in eco friendly swimsuits. They primarily use recyclable and locally sourced materials to create classically feminine swim pieces. Eco Swim is also a member of the Oceanic Society, a non-profit organization that seeks to protect wildlife and marine habitats.

Feel flirty this summer with Eco Swim’s galaxy dot bow halter swimdress. $128 at Nordstrom.

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Vitamin A  created a line of swimsuits called EcoLux, whose designs are produced using sustainable fibers and produced in factories that conserve water and energy. Vitamin A makes sure their fabric producers are treated humanely and donates a percentage of the profits to environmental organizations.

Be undeniably sexy in Vitamin A’s Black Ecolux Sirena Wrap bikini top. $88 at lyst.com, bottoms starting at $75 at southbeachswimsuits.com

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La Isla‘s manufacturing facility is located in Medellin, Colombia where all employees are locals and many are head-of-household women.  To support the local economy, La Isla sources most of its Oeko-certified (not toxic for skin) materials locally. La Isla also partners with non-profit organizations and donates a portion of their proceeds to the cause.

Stand out on the beach with La Isla’s bright and funky two piece, Marrakesh. $126 at laisla.com

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Elysium by La Isla features a chic digital pattern on indigo…of jellyfish! Bandeau top with ruffles and bikini bottom, $130 .Vegan Style: Eco Friendly Swimsuit by La Isla

Finch Designs only uses recycled and organic fabrics to create their adorably eco-friendly swimsuits.

Feel stunningly retro while rocking recycled plastic bottles in Finch Designs’ Kaleidoscope. This one shoulder one piece’s fabric is primarily made from post-consumer use bottles. $128 at finchdesigns.com.

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Koru is committed to creating fashion-forward and safe active swimwear made out of high-quality recycled fabrics that are dyed without contributing to water waste and water pollution. Their fabrics are Oeko-Tex-certified, which means they do not contain any harmful substances to the skin.

Blend in with the waves in the Koru Swimwear’s Jay Alder’s Collection Blue Swell Monokini. $120 at koruswimwear.com

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JungleGurl was created by former model Natalie Golonka. In her designs she uses her old, collected garments to create beautifully inspired, eco chic pieces for playful swim time or to simply lounge in the sand in.

Be a tribal goddess in the Tarona one piece from Jungle Gurl. $115 at junglegurl.com

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Bonus pieces under $100!

For more affordable but still conscious finds, check out these swimsuits for under $100!

Handmade from bamboo and organic cotton, you’ll love this soft and sweet Manhattan one piece from Kelly B Couture. $40 at etsy.com

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This fun and girly two piece, Tribal World, from La Isla’s 2012 collection will keep all eyes on you. $64 at swimwearworld.com

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What is your favorite? Do you have a beach style you’re going for this summer? Discuss!

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Jessica Renae is a freelance journalist based out of Northern California. As an eight-year-long vegetarian, Jessica is obsessed with everything veg. Some of her favorite things include endless hikes through her backyard forest, challenging yoga poses and lazy days spent with her cats. Follow her on Instagram @jessbuxbaum.


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