12 Apr Sustainable Swimsuits: Cool Bikinis
Bikinis are the style of suit I wear most often, (well I actually prefer high-waisted bikinis and will do some outfits on those soon.) It’s kind of crazy that bikinis were a part of women’s liberation because now they are so often a societal pain in the ass for women wearing them and are made really cheaply in factories that use child labor and unsustainable practices like dumping chemicals. Throw all that aside and invest in a colorful, or fun bikini, that is well made and will make you feel good.
This bikini series starts off with Mara Hoffman, who started out with swimsuits when she started her brand! This look is all about having fun. The colors are bright, the coverup lets you run around (hopefully without chaffing.)
Mara Hoffman Bikini Top & Bottom
Made with ECONYL, a recycled nylon fabric that you’ll see through my swim series.
Made with eco-friendly lyocell.
Handmade by artisans in Equador
Made with sustainable acetate derived from wood pulp.
Handmade by Peruvian artisans with locally sourced materials.
I picked out this swimsuit because I loved the color. It’s paired with some classics you’ve definitely seen around, like that bag, and those shoes, also those sunglasses. Rewear your clothes, everyone! It’s what they are there for.
Patagonia Swimsuit Top and Bottom
Made with fair trade certified sewing and recycled polyester.
Made with local materials in the Philippines.
Different sunglasses, same sustainable acetate.
Made with silk and produced ethically in the U.S.
Handmade by artisans in Greece with vechetta leather (vegetable tanned leather.)
I liked this classic bikini because you can add any extras you want. It’s a resort style look that will last you a lifetime, and if you recycled the pieces correctly can last someone else a lifetime too.
Talia Collins Bikini Top and Bottoms
Talia Collins is all about recyling. The nylon is Econyl, a 100% post-consumer waste polyamide yarn.
Made by artisans in Italy.
It’s handmade in Swaziland from naturally dyed, water-resistant grass fibers using traditional weaving techniques, and finished with black leather trim.
Produced by Congolese women who are survivors of violence, giving them the opportunity to learn a trade and provide for themselves and their families. Inspired by vintage designs, the pieces are crafted from soft Indian cotton.
Different hat, same ethical production.
Handmade on both sides of Sicily, with artisans on one side weaving the bag, and artisans on the other side decorating.
Different sandals. Same sustainable Spanish production.
Vitamin A Swimsuit Top and Bottoms.
Made in California with recycled nylon fabric from Italy.
Made from wood and cotton based acetate.
Made in small batches by refugee women based in Turkey.
This style of bikini reminded me of the swimsuits that the lifeguards at the local public pool used to wear, so I paired it with other useful sporty things like a backpack.
Same sunglasses as before, so it’s the same eco-friendly acetate.
Made with Eco-Nylon and handcrafted in Italy.
Made by traditional artisans in India.
Made with Econyl which is recycled nylon that comes from fishing nets.
Different shoes, same ethical production.