13 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 in full swing, below are our favorite ethical and eco-conscious swimwear and beach accessory brands that ascribe to ethical production practices. From mix + match bikinis, to one-pieces and body suits, these versatile and ethical brands are making quite the splash. 

This guide is sponsored by Azura Bay, a curated collection of luxurious ethically made & eco-friendly lingerie, swimwear & loungewear. View The Collection Here. 

1. Azura Bay 

Based In | Canada
Ethics | Eco-friendly fabrics, fair trade, artisan made, giving back
Product Range | Women’s bikinis, one-pieces, rompers, cover-ups & towels
Price Range | Bottoms start at $70, tops start at $89

Azura Bay carries a curated collection of ethical and eco-conscious swimwear and lingerie brands, and many of the brands they carry are female owned. Azura Bay is committed to choosing green practices as much as possible through their packaging and when you make a purchase, the company will donate a portion of the proceeds from your order to one of three charitable organizations of your choice (learn more on their Giving Back page).

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2. Mara Hoffman

Based In | NYC
Ethics | Eco-conscious materials, USA made
Product Range | Women’s bikinis & one-pieces
Price Range | Bottoms start at $110, tops start at $115

Mara Hoffman’s NYC based lifestyle brand, Mara Hoffman, has begun a focused initiative to use eco-conscious and sustainable materials including tencel, organic cotton and recycled materials. The brand did not began as a sustainability-focused brand but has evolved to manufacture responsibly and with care. “The more we grew, the more aware we became. That was the motivation for instigating change. And there’s no going back.” The brand is also a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and has multiple non-profit partnerships.

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3. Hackwith Design House

Based In | Minnesota, USA
Ethics | Made in USA, made to order
Product Range | Women’s two-pieces and one-pieces
Price Range | Bottoms start at $60, tops start at $90

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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4. Reformation

Based In | Los Angeles
Ethics | Sustainable and deadstock fabrics, eco-friendly manufacturing practices, economic empowerment
Product Range | Women’s bikinis, one-pieces, beach bags, sun hats & towels
Price Range | Bottoms start at $58, tops start at $78

Reformation swimwear is made using a combination of deadstock, textiles made from renewable plant material, and recycled fabrics, such as recycled polyamide. 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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5. Outdoor Voices

Based In | Austin, TX
Ethics | Recycled materials, thoughtful production
Product Range | Bikinis & one pieces for active women, men's trunks
Price Range | Bottoms start at $45, tops start at $55

Outdoor Voices is a tried-and-true favorite for women seeking long-lasting athletic wear, and they now offer activewear for swim! Their swimsuits are created with recycled materials and are sewn in safe and fair factories in the USA, China, and Vietnam. Plus, they're thoughtful about environmental issues surrounding their production and aim to reduce waste and emissions.

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6. Summersalt

Based In | St. Louis, MO
Ethics | Recycled textiles, suits are shipped in reusable bags, veteran-owned
Product Range | Women’s bikinis and one-pieces
Price Range | $45 (bottoms), $50 (tops), $95 (one-pieces)

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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7. Koru Swimwear: Laura Wells Collection

Based In | Online
Ethics | 100% recycled material, inclusive sizing
Product Range | Bikinis
Price Range | Bottoms start at $80, tops start at $80

For an inclusive, environmentally-friendly swimsuit, Laura Well’s Collection is the latest line offered by Koru Swimwear, a Florida-based company and partner of 1% for the Planet and Healthy Seas. Boasting smart swimsuit fabrics (100% recycled materials), supportive construction, and inclusive sizing, Laura’s sporty bikini options are perfect for water sports or lounging on the beach.

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8. Galamaar

Based In | Los Angeles, CA
Ethics | Made in USA, use sustainable, recycled materials
Product Range | Women’s two pieces and one pieces
Price Range | Two pieces start at $273 , one pieces start at $279

Galamaar crafts classic swimwear from quality materials that boast long-lasting fit retention—making it the perfect investment piece to add to your summer wardrobe. 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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9. Jessica Rey Swimwear

Based In | Los Angeles, CA
Ethics | Made in USA
Product Range | Women’s two-pieces, one-pieces & beach towels
Price Range | Bottoms start at $31, tops start at $79

Jessica Rey Swimwear designs playful swimwear pieces that are both modest and flattering. All designs are proudly and ethically manufactured in California, 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.

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10. Vitamin A

Based In | California
Ethics | Made in USA, recycled nylon, water conservation efforts
Product Range | Women’s bikinis, one-pieces, beachwear & accessories
Price Range | Bottoms start at $78, tops start at $79

Vitamin A Swimwear is created in California, 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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11. Bikini Empire

Based In | Canada
Ethics | Sweatshop free, made in Canada
Product Range | Women’s bikinis, one-pieces & accessories
Price Range | Bottoms start at $74, tops start at $78

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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12. Swoon Swimwear

Based In | Milwaukee, WI
Ethics | Sweatshop free, made in USA
Product Range | Women’s bikinis & one-pieces
Price Range | Bottoms start at $40, tops start at $50

Swoon Swimwear plays off of the whimsy and romance of falling in love, of daydreaming of beach and packing for a passionate getaway. Swoon has a vision to make ethically-sourced, superior quality swimwear that will last, a mission to keep jobs in America, and directly to consumers at an honest, affordable price. 

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13. Beth Richards

Based In | Canada
Ethics | Sweatshop free, made ethically in Canada
Product Range | Women’s bikinis, one-pieces, cover-ups, activewear & surf
Price Range | Bottoms start at $100, tops start at $110

Beth Richards is on a mission to challenge the world's idea of beauty and to provide confidence and empowerment "one-piece" at a time. The swimwear line uses Italian fabric engineered for athletes boasting superior stretch and durability as well as 50+ UVB Protection. Every garment is Made in Canada with ethical and first world wages for employees. 

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