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Sustainable Swimwear Brands To Love

Sustainable Swimwear Brands To Love

For those of us who live or holiday by the beach, it’s easy to be tempted to fill your wardrobe with the latest swim trends. However, quality over quantity stands true when it comes to swimwear. When cared for well, high-quality swimsuits can last for years. A gentle hand wash and rinse with a mild laundry detergent, like the Swim & Sport Wash, is the best way to preserve the longevity of swimwear – and also reduces the release of microfibres into the environment. 

Most swimsuits are crafted from synthetic materials such as nylon, polyester, and spandex, chosen for their water-wicking properties and stretch. However, more sustainable brands are beginning to innovate and incorporating recycled fibres into their designs. 

We've researched to find some of the more sustainable brands, that not only offer stylish designs but also prioritise ethical and eco-friendly practices.

For Women...

Peony Swimwear

Peony
Local Australian label, recognised for their feminine silhouettes and delicate floral prints. Peony's entire collection uses recycled polyester and a specially developed lining to help reduce waste. They focus on minimising waste and ecological damage throughout their whole supply chain. 

Baythe Swimwear

BAYTHE
Australian swimwear and athleisure brand, Baythe embodies a philosophy of slow fashion - produce less, produce better. Each piece is made in Australia from high-quality, sustainable materials. Their ethos is rooted in celebrating the natural form and the joy of movement. 

Abysse Swim

Abysee
Innovative Australian swim and eco-neoprene wetsuit label. Abysee produces consciously crafted swimwear from the highest quality materials, blending fashion with function.  Designed by women for women, Abysse emphasises a commitment to leaving no trace and minimising harm to the planet.

Victoria Bliss

Victoria Bliss
Classically constructed and consciously created in Australia, Victoria Bliss swimwear is made using recycled compositions, created from ocean waste products like fishing nets and plastic rubbish found in our seas. These products are then repurposed and recycled to create swimwear fabrics, a circular system you can feel good about. 

Vitamin A Swim

Vitamin A 
Designed and made in California, Vitamin A leads the way in sustainable swim. Passionate about finding alternatives to plastic fibres, the founder, Amahlia developed the first premium swim fabric made from recycled nylon fibres, EcoLux™. They offer a great selection of timeless styles and fits that you’ll have in your summer rotation for years.

Charlie Mae Swim

Charlie Mae
Based in Byron Bay, Charlie Mae offers a collection of retro-inspired swimsuits, hand-crafted from recycled or sustainable fabrics. The women-led team is on a journey towards fully closing the loop within their small-scale manufacturing process.

Bondi Born

BONDI BORN
A certified B-Corp offering relaxed and sophisticated silhouettes, leading the way with their sustainability practices. All Bondi Born's garments are handmade in Sydney using the highest quality, OEKO-TEX Certified fabrics – meaning they do not release any harmful substances. The brand's commitment extends to partnering with mills that source organic fibres and eliminating plastic from all packaging.

Kampos

Kampos
Handcrafted in Italy, Kampos is the perfect combination of luxurious, conscious design and Italian quality. They create swimwear and clothing made using regenerated textiles, including fibres made from recycled marine plastic pollution. Their mission it to redefine the luxury fashion industry’s sustainability norms and contribute to the circular economy.

ANDIE 
Australian womens' swim brand with an evolving commitment towards sustainable practices. Currently transitioning to using only recycled nylon fabrics, ANDIE focuses on fit and classic shapes designed to flatter any body.

For Men...

Orlebar Brown

Orlebar Brown
Luxury, tailored mens swim and resort wear, inspired by the holidays. They design with longevity in mind, offering a 5-year guarantee to repair or replace swim shorts, and are carbon-neutral across their operations. 

Critical Slide

The Critical Slide Society (TCSS)
Independent surf brand from Australia, honouring the community, surf culture and sustainability in everything they do. TCSS celebrates local artists with creative prints and relaxed-fitting designs made using high-quality fabrics.

Afends

Afends
Born out of Byron Bay, Afends is leading the way with innovative, surf-inspired designs. They use eco-friendly hemp and recycled polyester to create surf shorts that are super lightweight and naturally planet-friendly.

The Rocks Push

The Rocks Push
Australian mens swimwear brand created with the planet in mind. They offer three styles of mens shorts and rash vests, made from recycled plastic bottles and other regenerated, earth-friendly materials.

Marda

MARDA
A Danish brand with sustainability at the heart of everything they do, from packaging to material choice. They design sophisticated, luxe swim shorts made using 100% recycled PET plastic.

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