The 2020 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 2020. 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!


Company Spotlight

Hülya Swim is dedicated to creating the highest quality swimwear products made from eco-friendly, sustainable and recycled materials including ghost nets, carpet fibers, and tulle, which are all found in the ocean.

We love that their suits make a statement both is style and for a better earth. One of our faves is in this summery combo- the Merkai Top and highwaisted Ramé Bottom. Comfort and fashion!

Check out the new Barrier Collection from Hülya Swim. Not only are their pieces eco-friendly, but their bathing suit fabric is curated from recycled ocean debris. Take a look at the Epiphany Bikini, a suit made with great attention to detail. 



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


Alyned  |  inclusive suits for all body types

Aquadiva Swimwear | Australia

Blood Red  |  Premium Sustainable Swimwear

Bombshell Bay | Sustainable Swimwear

Cecile Swim | Conscious Swimwear + Gives Back

Deakin and Blue | Transformational Swimwear

Elle Evans | Sustainable Swimwear

Fair Harbor  |  Swimwear made from Recycled Plastic

Faherty | Premium Swimwear

Finch Designs | Luxury Swimwear

FinisterreRecycled Wetsuits and Swimwear

Galamaar | Swimwear made in the USA

Good Studios | Australian Ethical Swimwear

Hackwith Design House  |  Sustainable Swimwear made in the USA

Hülya Swim  |  Eco-friendly Swimwear Promoting Clean Oceans

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


  • Posted by Lina S on

    Some beautiful brands here! But missing one of my faves Styelle Swim – they are 30% biodegradable, ethically sourced and HAF with fabric so soft it is to DIE FOR!

  • Posted by Janaya Wilkins on

    Also check out SLO active, a social enterprise dedicated to protecting our ocean. They focus on oceanwear and activism. For every piece bought, SLO donates to one of their ocean charity partners of the customers choice, and they plant one mangrove tree for every piece made to offset its carbon emission.

  • Posted by Mauricio Aguayo on

    - Sustainable
    - Stylish
    - Built for Swimming
    - Made in NYC
    Check us out @revvvswim (three Vs)

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