How to Be a Green Beach Babe: 20 Fabulous EcoFriendly Swimsuits

by deborah on August 1, 2013 · 8 comments

in EcoStyle, Living Green, Summer

How to be a green beach babe this summer: 20 fabulous, ecofriendly swimsuits

Be a green beach babe this summer by sporting fabulous, ecofriendly swimwear.
Photo source: Bombora swimsuit Odina.com screen shot

Would you like to make a splash at the beach this summer?

Then it’s probably time to invest in a hot, new bathing suit.

If you looking for the perfect, ecofriendly swimwear to meet your needs,

then you’ve come to the right place.

Beyond color, style and fit, there are other key factors to keep in mind when

choosing the best swimwear for yourself.

Ideally, a well-functioning swimsuit should:

*be stretchy while also maintaining shape

*dry quickly

*resist harsh chemicals such as chlorine and elements like salt

*block harmful UV rays

Now, couple these factors with the need to be enviromentally-friendly, and

shopping can get a little more complicated.

How to be a green beach babe this summer: 20 fabulous, ecofriendly swimsuits

Eco swim by Aqua Green.
Photo source: Ecoswim.com screen shot

Fortunately for us, many eco-swimwear companies have developed high-performance,

recycled fabrics that can stand up to the elements while being better for the environment.

Many ecofriendly swimsuits are made from organic and recycled cotton, recycled nylon

or polyester.

For example, a number of  fabric brands like Repreve are produced from a variety of recycled

materials.

The good news is that more and more stylish, well-constructed, ecofriendly swimsuits–made

from natural, organic or recycled materials–are conveniently-available for purchase.

How to be a green beach babe this summer: 20 fabulous, ecofriendly swimsuits

Faherty Convertible Hipster Bottom Two Piece Suit.
Photo source: Fahertybrand.com screen shot

Be a Sustainability Sleuth

Your next environmentally-friendly swimwear is probably just a few clicks away.

A quick Google search for “eco-friendly swimsuits” is a great starting point.

Faherty, TYR, Koru, EcoSwim and Odina are examples of ecofriendly swimwear

brands with clearly-articulated eco-friendly missions and easy to navigate online shops.

Another clue to a company’s sustainability practices can be found by reading the About Us

and/or Sustainability sections of your favorite swimwear brand’s website.

Check for Green Certifications

How to be a green beach babe: 20 fabulous ecofriendly swimsuits

Green certifications provide quick clues for the ecoconscious swimwear shopper.

Oeko-Tex, GOTS, and Ecocert are common certifications for green apparel and are often

found on garment tags or labels.

 “Confidence in Textiles” is the Oeko-Tex slogan that has become a

synonym worldwide for responsible production, from the sourcing of

raw materials to the sale of “clean” and high-quality products.

Certifications like these provide green consumers with key insights into the garment’s

textile creation process, such as:

*the sourcing of the raw materials

*the chemicals used in the cleaning and dying process

*the types of dyes used

*the distribution process

Now You Can Be a Green Beach Babe

Finding your ‘green’ suit should not be a problem with these stunning styles from 

selected eco swimwear collections.

Odina Collection

How to be a green beach babe this summer: 20 fabulous, ecofriendly swimsuits

Odina In the Curl Top.
Photo  source: Odina.com screen shot

 

“Odina means divine creative inspiration and our inspiration lies in 
creating sustainable, highly-functional and fashionable swimwear 
that is locally made from recycled and reclaimed fabrics.

Setting the standard in eco-swimwear, Odina has put thought into
every aspect of production. From the fabric, which is recylced nylon
to the tags, which are organic cotton even down to this website 
which is hosted on a 100% wind powered server, Odina is committed
to a truly sustainable business model.”

 

How to be a green beach babe this summer: 20 fabulous, ecofriendly swimsuits

Odina Bondi Tie One Piece Swimsuit.
Photo source: Odina.com screen shot

How to be a green beach babe this summer: 20 fabulous, ecofriendly swimsuits

Odina Wavecatcher Bottom Swimsuit.
Photo source: Odina.com screen shot

How to be a green beach babe this summer: 20 fabulous, ecofriendly swimsuits

Odina white swimsuit with boho short.
Photo shource: Odina.com screen shot

Koru Collection

How to be a green beach babe this summer: 20 fabulous, ecofriendly swimsuits

Koru Ecofriendly Swimwear Collection.
Photo source: Koru.com screen shot

 

“Our swimwear is made only of the highest quality fabrics made
in Italy and includes swimwear made from eco-friendly fabrics
with recycled materials and bulk dyed fabric processed without
water waste and water pollution.

Koru’s fabrics are Oeko-Tex certified. With Oeko-Tex certification,
we can proudly guarantee that our fabrics are manufactured to
protect the consumers and the planet.”

 

How to be a green beach babe this summer: 15 fabulous, ecofriendly swimsuits

Pretty in pink! Koru pink swimsuit.
Photo source: Koru.com screen shot

How to be a green beach babe this summer: 20 fabulous, ecofriendly swimsuits

Jay Alders Signature Collection by Koru Swimwear.
Photo source: Koru.com screen shot

How to be a green beach babe this summer: 20 fabulous, ecofriendly swimsuits

Jay Alders Fairy Tails Eco Suit.
Photo source: Koru.com screen shot

How to be a green beach babe: 20 fabulous ecofriendly swimsuits

Jay Alders Sea Zen Bikini Top Eco Suit.
Photo source: Koru.com screen shot

Faherty Collection

How to be a green beach babe this summer: 20 fabulous, ecofriendly swimsuits

Faherty Swimwear Brand.
Photo source: Fahertybrand.com screen shot

How to be a green beach babe this summer: 20 fabulous, ecofriendly swimsuits

Faherty One Piece Swimsuit.
Photo source: Fahertybrand.com screen shot

 

“Each Faherty brand swim suit is made of recycled polyester from
plastic bottles–approximately 7 bottles per piece…

‘I travel the world searching for inspiration, collecting indigenous
textiles and vintage fabrics and researching innovative, eco-conscious
means to manufacture. My never-ending mission is to create the highest
quality casual clothing.’ ”  Mike Faherty

 

How to be a green beach babe this summer: 20 fabulous, ecofriendly swimsuits

Faherty Black One Piece Swimsuit.
Photo source: Fahertybrand.com screen shot

How to be a green beach babe this summer: 20 fabulous, ecofriendly swimsuits

Faherty Sumatra Plangi One Piece Suit.
Photo source: Fahertybrand.com screen shot

How to be a green beach babe this summer: 20 fabulous, ecofriendly swimsuits

Faherty Two Piece Hipster Bottom Suit.
Photo source: Fahertybrand.com screen shot

How to be a green beach babe this summer: 20 fabulous, ecofriendly swimsuits

Faherty Two Piece with Underwire Cami.
Photo source: Fahertybrand.com screen shot

 TYReco

How to be a green beach babe this summer: 20 fabulous, ecofriendly swimsuits

TYR Women’s Alliance T-Splice Maxfit Suit.
Phtoto source: Tyr.com screen shot

 

“Durable, sleek and eco-friendly, the TYReco Swimsuit
is a triple threat. This “green” suit is constructed with
Xtra Life Lycra and recycled nylon–80% Recycled Nylon/
20% Xtra Life Lycra®–which provides a long-lasting
fit and resists chlorine 5-10x longer than ordinary spandex.

This recycled swimsuit requires less energy to produce,
creates less CO2 pollution and has UPF 50+ capabilities.”

 

How to be a green beach babe this summer: 20 fabulous, ecofriendly swimsuits

TYR Maxfit Starship Suit.
Phtoto source: Tyr.com screen shot

How to be a green beach babe this summer: 20 fabulous, ecofriendly swimsuits

TYR Maxfit Starship Suit-Red/Black.
Phtoto source: Tyr.com screen shot

So, dive in and make a splash in these ecofriendly swimsuits made from recycled fabrics.

Not only are these swimsuits visually appealing, they are socially responsible as well.

 What are your favorite sources for ecofriendly swimwear? Share your suggestions with us.

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Patricia aka BoomerWiz August 1, 2013 at 4:56 pm

This is a super duper informative post. let’s spread the word. My body does not look anything like any of these models; however, I loved learning about the eco aspects and the designs. There really is something for everyone.

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deborah August 1, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Thanks for sharing your comments, Patricia. I am so glad that you enjoyed learning more about ecofriendly swimsuits. It’s amazing what we are able to create from recycled materials that help to eliminate waste and are supportive of the environment. Again, thanks for your support.

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Krish October 1, 2013 at 1:33 pm

This is the first time I heard about ecofriendly swimsuits. I hope there will be more noise to it so more people can finally choose to be green when it comes to getting their own swimwear.

Do they offer plus size swimsuits as well?

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deborah October 1, 2013 at 6:38 pm

Thanks for sharing your comments regarding ecofriendly swimwear. I do not know all of the sizes that are available but I am pretty sure that some of the swimwear companies offer plus size swimsuits. You can easily check each website listed on the post. All the best!

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Lavonnia AllisonBurres January 9, 2014 at 5:59 pm

I’m not to comfortable with my own body to do a 2 piece swimwear. However I do love the one pieces that have the “starlight” look to them and the ones that have something around the neck to help hold it up. I’d love to have one of the green one piece or even one that has a way to hide my C-section scars. GREAT review.

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deborah January 11, 2014 at 9:53 pm

Hi Lavonnia,
I am so glad you like some of these ecofriendly swimsuits. They come in some many styles that I am sure you will find one that is just right for you! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I appreciate it.

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deborah August 22, 2013 at 10:49 am

Yes, they have great looking ecoconscious swimwear. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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