11 Ethical & Eco Swimwear Brands If You're Searching For The Perfect Fit

Sustainable Swimwear 

Swimsuit shopping can be complicated, but we want to make the ethics a little bit simpler for the conscious shopper. With summer on the horizon, below are our favorite ethical and eco-conscious swimwear and beach accessory brands that ascribe to ethical production practices. From mix and match bikinis, to one-pieces and body suits, these versatile and ethical brands are making quite the splash.

1. Summersalt

Based In | St. Louis, MO
Ethics | Recycled textiles, suits are shipped in reusable bags, veteran-owned
Product Range | Women’s bikinis, one-pieces
Price Range | Separates start at $45, one-pieces start at $95

Using 1.5 million body measurements from 10,000 women and a patented TrueMeasure process, Summersalt offers the perfect fit when it comes to swimwear (take the Style + Size Finder quiz to view the best suits for your body). Made with recycled textiles that boast five times the strength and four times the compression of other swimwear, these two and one-piece suits are fashionable, sustainable, and made-to-last. Oh, and they are affordable. At less than $100, Summersalt’s swimwear is perfect for your body and your wallet.

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2. Sézane

Based In | Paris, France
Ethics | Ethically-made, sustainable materials, eco-friendly packaging, gives back
Product Range
| Women’s one-pieces, bikinis
Price Range
| Separates start at $55, one-pieces start at $125

If you’re dreaming of a summer along the French riviera, let us introduce you to Sézane—a timeless Parisian brand that offers everything from European-style apparel to high-end denim. Not only are their pieces ethically-made and sustainably produced (yes, including low waste!), but they’re also beautifully-made, with adjustable straps and interior lining. And with locations in New York, Paris, and London, they’re bringing responsible consumerism to the fashion capitals of the world.

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3. Reformation

Based In | Los Angeles, CA
Ethics | Uses sustainable and deadstock fabrics, eco-friendly manufacturing practices, economic empowerment
Product Range | Women’s bikinis, one-pieces, beach bags
Price Range | Separates start at $58, one-pieces start at $98

Reformation swimwear is made using a combination of deadstock, textiles made from renewable plant materials, and recycled or regenerated fabrics like ECONYL®. Founded by Yael Aflalo, the company is passionate about women in leadership, and more than 75 percent of the management team is female and people from underrepresented populations. With an extensive swimwear line that includes one-pieces, high rise bikini bottoms, fun prints, and more, this ethical fashion brand is the place to shop for all of your summer essentials.

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4. Hackwith Design House

Based In | Saint Paul, MN
Ethics | Made in USA, made to order
Product Range | Women’s two-pieces, one-pieces
Price Range | Separates start at $60, one-pieces start at $132

Hackwith Design House has been a longtime favorite of The Good Trade because of their stunning wardrobe staples and their handmade-to-order quality. Their new swimwear line, HDH Swim, features more of their classic and timeless design. Their stunning color palette and modest, well-fitting suits will be a summer staple for years to come.

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5. Vitamin A

Based In | Laguna Beach, CA
Ethics | Made in USA, recycled nylon, water conservation efforts
Product Range | Women’s bikinis, one-pieces, beachwear, accessories
Price Range | Separates start at $78, one-pieces start at $146

Vitamin A swimwear is created in California, and is inspired by travel and modern art. The brand is leading the way with EcoLux™, a superfine matte jersey swim fabric produced locally in California, using recycled nylon fiber to conserve resources and LYCRA XTRA LIFE® fiber to extend the life of each swimsuit far beyond that of traditional spandex products. Their prints are created, when possible, with waterless digital technology at factories specially chosen for their innovative approaches to conserving electricity and water. 

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6. Alyned Together

Based In | New York, NY
Ethics | Eco-friendly fabrics, sustainable supply chain, body positive, give back
Product Range | Women’s two-pieces, one-pieces
Price Range | Separates start at $30, one-pieces start at $59

Alyned Together knows that every body is a beach body: their inclusive and eco-responsible swimwear works for nearly anyone and everyone from XS to 3X. We love their gorgeous designs modeled by a diverse set of womxn, their flattering silhouettes, and the affordable price points. Upcycling 80-90% recycled polyester, they’re one of the first swimwear companies to be both size inclusive and sustainable.

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7. BOLD Swim

Based In | Hollywood, CA
Ethics | Biodegradable properties, size-inclusive
Product Range | Women’s bikinis, one-pieces, activewear
Price Range | Separates start at $45, one-pieces start at $75

BOLD Swim is exactly how it sounds: swimwear for the bold, unafraid, and unapologetic woman. With luxury fabric sourced from Brazil, their swimwear isn’t just quick-dry—it’s also biodegradable. They also are size-inclusive, with colorful and cute one-pieces and bikinis in sizes up to XXX. Heads will turn whether you’re rocking their sun-soaked one-piece or their sexy orange halter.

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8. Jessica Rey Swimwear

Based In | Los Angeles, CA
Ethics | Made in USA, uses recycled materials
Product Range | Women’s two-pieces, one-pieces, beach towels
Price Range | Separates start at $31, one-pieces start at $100

Jessica Rey Swimwear designs playful swimwear pieces that are both modest and flattering. All designs are proudly and ethically manufactured in California from regenerated pre-and post-consumer waste. The brand is dedicated to upholding ethical production and sourcing practices to respecting the dignity of all people—not only the women who wear the swimsuits—but those who make them as well. We love their diverse swimwear options, like tankinis and swim dresses!

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9. Galamaar

Based In | Los Angeles, CA
Ethics | Made in USA, uses sustainable, recycled materials
Product Range | Women’s two pieces, one-pieces
Price Range | Separates start at $119, one-pieces start at $255

Galamaar crafts classic swimwear from quality materials that boast long-lasting fit retention—making it the perfect investment piece to add to your summer and vacation wardrobes. Their fabrics are waste-to-wear, meaning that they use recycled fabrics from nylon fishing nets that are removed from global waterways. We swoon over Galamaar's comfort and elegant, clean lines!

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10. Outerknown

Based In | Culver City, CA
Ethics | Eco-friendly and sustainable fabrics, fair trade, ethically made
Product Range | Men’s trunks
Price Range | Starting at $58

It’s probably no surprise that sustainable swimwear (and lifetsyle) brand Outerknown was founded by 11-time World Surf League Champion Kelly Slater in partnership with designer John Moore. Today, they craft ethically-made trunks for men that reflect style, function, and values. Made with recycled polyester in a Fair Trade Certified facility, you can catch a wave (or some zzz’s on the beach) with these clean, modern designs.

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11. Bikini Empire

Based In | Vancouver, Canada
Ethics | Sweatshop-free, made in Canada
Product Range | Women’s bikinis, one-pieces, accessories
Price Range | Separates start at $70, one-pieces start at $110

Sisters Monica and Kelsey Rush have created a swimwear line that is sexy, functional, high fashion, and sweatshop-free. Their goal is for Bikini Empire to be your ultimate desert island bikini; a bikini that is comfortable, sexy, and so buttery soft that you will never want to take it off. Bikini Empire is ethically produced in Vancouver and perfect for fashionistas with an active lifestyle. 

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