18 Mar Sustainable on a Budget: Sustainable Bikinis Under $100
Swimsuit season is around the corner and I for one can’t wait to jump into some non-freezing water. Below are 9 sustainable swimsuit brands with their most budget-friendly options linked. As these are bikinis, most of the time the top and the bottom are sold separately. To keep this selection budget friendly, I tried to cap each piece at $55 or $60. Let me know your favorites in the comments below!
Vitamin A was founded by Amahlia Stevens. There swimsuits are a catch all of styles that range from trendy to classic. The suits are made with their own EcoLux™ fabric. It’s a fine jersey that is a blend of Repreve® recycled nylon that is actually old fishing nets that have been pulled from the Ocean and Lycra® XTRA LIFE.
Jade Swim is designed in NYC and produced in L.A. The fabric head designer and founder Brittany Kozerski has chosen is a luxe and long lasting sustainable Italian nylon.
Bright and playful is the name of the game at Mara Hoffman. An eco-conscious mantra runs throughout the brand, from sustainable fabrics to ethical production. Her suits are made with Econyl, regenerated nylon that comes from ghost fishing nets.
Adidas by Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney X Adidas is all about creating more sustainable pieces for the athlete. This is true with their swimwear too. The suits are supportive and don’t restrict your movement. The fabric is recycled Parley Ocean Plastic yarn and Lycra Xtra Life. Parley for the Ocean uses the latest technology to remove plastic from the ocean and turn it into clothing.
This collection newly released from Madewell. Their Second Wave swim collection is designed to be cute, affordable, and sustainable. Each suit equals the plastic of eight water bottles that have been turned into fabric.
Recycled nylon, sustainable production, and fair trade sewing at an affordable price. Patagonia is a great place to go for affordable, sustainable basics and their swim lines are no different. The ones I’ve chosen are some newly released pieces and some from the sale selection.
Hot as Hell
Hot as Hell has partnered with a Sri Lankan company to make a sustainable stretch fabric. Their suits produce 51% less carbon and consume 25% less energy. They also use natural materials in their suits like corn derived ingredients.
Not sure how I feel about putting a fast fashion brand on here. My feelings on Asos Eco Edit go back and forth. However, their swimwear is very affordable and made with recycled nylon. What do you think. In or out? Let me know in the comments.