Very few outdoor activities can match up with swimming when it comes to thrills and fascination. Moments on the beach could be extremely soothing, especially with friends and families. But we often get swayed by the glamour, forgetting that our choice of swimwear impacts the environment.
Global sustainability might remain an illusion till we switch to patronizing green products. In fact, before now, swimwear production used to be one of fashion’s tough zones for sustainability.
Unlike other accessories in a beach bag like sunscreens and face screens, bridging fashion and eco-friendliness while buying swimwear can be quite complicated.
Here are seven brands you can consider for your swimwear shopping in 2021.
1. Made Trade
Made Trade is home to several brands that create swimwear and activewear that is both size-inclusive and sustainably made. Shop leggings and sports bras made with OEKO-Tex certified recycled PET fabric which is made from discarded post-consumer water bottles, bikinis made from ECONYL, one-piece swimsuits made with biodegradable Amni Soul Eco® yarn, and more.
The swimwear comes in varieties of colours and bikini tops with high-waisted swim bottoms. All purpose-made to allow any kind of stretch while swimming, lounging in the sun, or while having a great time in a hot tub. There are several designed one-piece swimsuits in case you want a single-piece type.
Business Address: Carrboro, North Carolina
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2. Do Good Swimwear
The name alone speaks volumes of what you can expect. Like Anaskela, Do Good brand came to be upon thoughtful considerations of how ocean wastes and plastics can be recycled to make classy and eco-friendly light wear for outdoor activities. Picking it in your next shopping trip for your beach bag would be a great way to donate to ocean conservation.
Business Address: Long Beach, California, USA
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Stylish, lightweight, ultra-absorbent, quick-drying, sand-free and eco-friendly beach towels. Made from recycled plastic bottles. Because this eco-friendly beach towel is so thin, lightweight, and compact, you'll have plenty of room in your luggage. The microfibre travel towel is super absorbent, quick-drying and sand-free. Everyone should get this eco-friendly towel especially beach lovers!
Business Address: Sunnybank House, High Street, Mayfield TN20 6AA, United Kingdom
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Products from Tenere are another option you can go for. To start with, the company is known for making clothing that is not only classy but also soft and sustainable. And definitely, those should top features you would want in your swimsuit. Swimwear from the Tenere is primarily made from upcycled cotton. And this speaks volumes of how environmentally friendly they are as upcycling provides a repetitive process of transforming a material into other usable items without any form of degradation of the parent material.
Business Address: 1029 2nd Street #103 Santa Monica, CA 90403
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5. Inhala Soulwear
Inhala Soulwear is a brand from Peru with a perfect blend of eco-friendliness, creativity, and a good sense of fashion. The swimwear is made of fabric that is soft and elastic enough to accommodate all the weird moves you might want to make on the beach, be it backstroke, breaststroke, front crawl, sidestroke, flutter kick, or any other kind of move without undermining sustainability. In an online review, a buyer described Inhala Soulwear swimwear as real eco clothing suitable for practising and teaching every yoga shape.
Business Address: Av. Camino Real 456, Callao 15073, Peru
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6. Arms of Andes
Arm of Andes is more prominent in the Andes, known for intense frost, sun, rain, and icy wind, making it a viable option for any atmospheric condition. They are made exclusively of wool from Alpacas. The recycling process converts the Royal Wool into high-class and sustainable outdoor clothing that absorbs little or no water. In addition, Arm of Andes swimwear can withstand long-time usage. You would be surprised at the freshness it’d retain after wearing it for several swimming sessions.
Business Address: Los Angeles, California, USA
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7. Azura Bay
Azura bay has a wide range of colourful swimwear, all made from organic cotton and fibre reactive dyes. However, fibre-reactive dyes are applied only to colour the fabric. And if you are wondering if Azura bay products would meet your taste for your beach bag shopping, the swimwear has various styles and luxurious patterns from which you can make your choice.