The 2019 Guide to Ethical + Sustainable Swimwear

Are you ready to hit the beach in an ethical suit? We've gathered together some of our favorite sustainable choices for swim season 2019. Our list includes a variety of price points, styles, and selections for men, women, and children. Each one was chosen for that company's emphasis on sustainable materials and fair production practices.

We are impressed by the number of companies who are choosing to use "real" women in their marketing, and portraying them in their natural beauty rather than retouching and filtering the photos. This is a great advance from having to treat women as sexual objects to sell products. We vote yes for female dignity!

Do you have an eco-swim brand suggestion? Add it to the comments below!


Aquadiva Swimwear | Australia

Auria | Swimwear from UK

Azura Bay | Ethical Swimwear

Bombshell Bay | Sustainable Swimwear

Cecile Swim | Conscious Swimwear + Gives Back

Davy J  | Swimwear Made from Waste

Deakin and Blue | Transformational Swimwear

Elle Evans | Sustainable Swimwear

Faherty | Premium Swimwear

Finch Designs | Luxury Swimwear

FinisterreRecycled Wetsuits and Swimwear

Galamaar | Swimwear made in the USA

Good Studios | Australian Ethical Swimwear

Jessica Rey Swimwear | Modest Swimwear made in the USA

JETS Swimwear | Ethical Australian Swimwear

Koru Swimwear | Eco-friendly Luxury Swimwear

Mara Hoffman | Designer Ethical Swimwear

MYMARINI | Ethical Swimwear from Hamburg

Nettle's Tale | Swimwear from Vancouver

Outerknown | Men's Swim Trunks

Patagonia | Fair Trade Certified Swimwear

Riz Board Shorts | Tailors of Sunshine

Summersalt | Affordable Ethical Swimwear

Swoon Swimwear | Ethically Made in the USA


Check out our favorite ethical rattan purses to complete your summer look:


ethical rattan purses

 Balinese Atta Rattan Bag


Atta Nina Rattan Bag


  • Posted by Mel Wells on

    Love this post! We at Beefcake Swimwear use recycled fabrics from Carvico in Italy, print in small batches (lowering waste and avoiding harmful dye processes) and sew our suits in Portland, Oregon, where folks are paid fair wages. None of our photography is re-touched and we try to show a diverse range of people in our unisex suits. Thanks!

  • Posted by Monica Smith on

    You should check out Pakaloha Bikinis for sustainability. They are a Hawaii-based store.

  • Posted by SUIT ME BIKINI on


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