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

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 Paloma Alexandre on

    Happy to contribute towards a better environment here at PALONDRÉ!
    PALONDRÉ THE LABEL is a luxury/eco-friendly swimwear label designed in New York City. My focus is to educate fashion-forward women on the importance of a slow-fashion movement, while also helping my community. I truly believe that fashion should be fair and sustainable, and I aim to leave a little grain of salt to make for a better tomorrow. My brand is for the woman who aims for a cool, sophisticated, and minimalist aesthetic; it is for women who choose great quality and longevity over trends. Would love for you to check us out!

  • Posted by Kiana on

    Such a useful list! Been very happy with my Tai Swim Co suits made by a local girl on Oahu. Might want to check her out too.

  • Posted by SEAY by Soseaty Collective on

    SEAY is an italian brand proposing only certified fabrics made from ocean debris. Men is 100%, Women 65%. Graphics are made by Eduardo Bolioli, famous painter based in Hawaii.
    Here at Soseaty Collective sustainability is a part of who we are, it’s our way of life. It’s not good marketing. We are proud to do things differently.
    Once you buy a SEAY item you have the possibility to give back to us an old piece of your guardrobe and you’ll get an immediate discount for this.
    If the garment is still usable we extend its life by RE-selling it as vintage clothes or RE-using it by donating to people in indigent conditions.
    If it is not good to be worn again, we RE-generate it through our production plants and transform it in a brand new SEAY items.
    Buy sustainable product, give a second life to you clothe and make this world better

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