Back to school season may be looming over our shoulders, but let’s enjoy the weather while it’s still hot (unless you’re in Florida like me, where bathing suits are a year-round wardrobe staple).
Fortunately, there are many eco-friendly swimwear brands that are making your poolside/beachside wardrobe one that’s both stylish and sustainable. While the most eco-friendly action would be to limit the number of bathing suits you own, that starts with selecting quality swimwear that will last for years to come.
These brands are changing the way bathing suits are made by using sustainably-sourced or recycled materials. This is as opposed to conventional swimwear which is made from non-biodegradable virgin plastic materials that are derived from petroleum, a fossil fuel extracted through offshore drilling.
While sustainable swimwear may cost more than what you can purchase from a fast fashion brand, eco-friendly brands reduce the need for the manufacturing of virgin plastics, and their materials usually last much longer.
The list of sustainable swimwear brands can go on-and-on as brands continue innovating, but here are our top 7 fashion-forward, eco-friendly swimwear brands: