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
*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.
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
For example, a number of fabric brands like Repreve are produced from a variety of recycled
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.
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
“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 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.”
“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.”
“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
“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.”
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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