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15 sustainable swimwear brands that make Maillot Magic from recycled materials

Even though the summer vacation is a little in the air, I have a feeling that you are still buying a swimsuit. (Because we are.) Just because you’re not far from your house doesn’t mean you’re looking for a water source. A distant white sand beach, not a fire hydrant around the block or an inflated backyard pool. So, no matter what, we are on the market for shiny new mail lots or hot-off press bikinis. One thing to keep in mind when browsing (digital) racks to look for new swimwear: Lots of swimwear made of plastic nylon. And we already know that too much plastic has been thrown into the ocean. As swimwear brands have become wise to this unfortunate fact, more and more are offering recycled textile options in the bathing tog category. So this time around, we’re using recycled synthetic materials to create scoopback mail lots, high-waisted briefs, and balconette tops that will keep you stylish like never before, whether you’re enjoying a socially distant beach or not. Find the brand you’re looking for At Refinery29, we’ll help you navigate this overwhelming world. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. Product details reflect price and availability at the time of issue. Refinery29 may earn commissions if you purchase anything linked on this site. You can search for recycled polyester styles on the vast ASOS website by selecting “recycled” from the ASOS “Responsible” drop-down menu. Brands such as Monki and Weekday offer a number of vibrant products in addition to ASOS Design’s recycled fabric options. Buy sustainable swimwear with ASOSASOS DESIGN Curve’s Recycled Mix and Match Bikini. -Founders Rupert Tapper and Fiona Ryn spent their childhood. This five-year-old swimwear and resortwear brand uses ECONYL-based fabrics to create a variety of skillfully printed bikinis and maillots. The brand’s ready-made garments are made from natural fibers such as linen and cotton. In addition, since March of last year, Ryn and Tapper have donated 1% of their profits to Healthy Seas. HealthySeas is an agency that works with volunteer divers to clean marine debris from the ocean. Available at Vreeland Bikini Bottom, $, YooxDeakin & Blue This exclusive ECONYL brand is based in the UK, “Hepburn” (AA to B cups), “Monroe” (C to E cups), “Hendrix” (from F) HH). Deakin & Blue Deakin & Blue Plunge High Waist Bikini Lido, $, Available at Deakin & Blue Everlane A radically transparent retailer has begun its first foray into swimwear. The shopping team was fortunate enough to participate in the Dress Rehearsal IRL. You can read our team’s hot take on Italian textile bathing togs here, but TL; DR is that the brand has built a 7-piece capsule collection from recycled nylon. Buy a swimsuit for EverlaneEverlaneTheBikini Bottom, $. EverlaneFischSwedish Swimwear designer Agnes Fischer is St. Growing up at Barth’s, I realized (as I told Vogue in 2018) that the local “coral reefs aren’t as colorful as when I was snorkeling as a kid.” Her swimwear brand Fisch is known for its unique, hipster silhouettes, including shell-inspired Coquillage tops and the “Grenadins” balconette bra style. ECONYL (recycled nylon) is used for all designs. Buy Fisch on Net-a-Porter Fisch Printed Ribbed Swimsuit available on Net-A-Porter H & M, $ H & M’s fast fashion model is far from sustainable, but retail giants (along with sister brand COS) We offer recycled fiber swimwear options. See the Conscious section for the latest options. This includes a recent collaboration with Women + Waves, an all-female surf collective, in a board-ready style made of recycled polyester and polyamide. (At COS, check the “Recycled Nylon” seal for your selection.) Buy a conscious swimwear with H & M H & M High Leg Swimwear, $, available at H & M Jade Swim using luxurious and sustainable Italian fabrics Former fashion editor and stylist Brittany Kozerski creates the sculpture-but a minimal bikini and dress for fans of delicate and high-design. Buy Jade Swim at Matches Fashion Jade Swim Evolve One Shoulder Swimwear, $, Available at MatchesFashion.com Lively Your favorite startup lingerie brand is currently in the swim business. With four new maillot styles made from recycled polyester. These eco-friendly suits have the characteristic atmosphere of Lively (active yet with curb charm). LivelyLivelyTheCrossbackOne Piece, buy swimwear for $, practice available at LivelyMara Hoffman, and eye-catching swimwear that turns out every summer are no exception. Made using both ECONYL (recycled nylon) and polyester fiber REPREVE made from recycled plastic bottles, Hoffman’s Rainbow Bright Swimwear is a stylish and sustainable option. Buy Mara Hoffman at Shopbop Mara Hoffman Jay Bikini Bottoms, $, Available at Shopbop Ookioh This eco-friendly swimwear brand “literally means” floating world “” and “a lifestyle that seeks the pleasures of the Edo Japanese era.” It is derived from the name “Ukiyo”. Buy Ookioh at Urban Outfitters UrbanOutfitters Paper London Available at Ookioh Goa Bikini Bottom, $ This British swimwear brand uses recycled plastic fibers such as ECONYL and REPREVE to create swimwear in bold shades. You can easily move from a beach club to a night club. The company also recycles its customers’ favorite swimwear and offers 20% off coupons instead of closing the loop. ShopPaperLondonPaperLondon Coconut Swimsuit, $, Available at Paper LondonStay Wild Swim Stay Wild, made exclusively by ECONYL, a British company specializing in sporty color block styles, is an environmentally friendly answer to Speedo. The brand not only partners with zero waste factories that use biodegradable packaging, but also maintains a directory of like-minded sustainable companies on its website across categories such as fashion, beauty and home. I am glad that you are doing it. I’m curious about sharing! Buy Stay Wild Swim at Selfridges Round neck swimwear available at Selfridges, $ Vitamin AAmahlia Stevens has been producing sustainable swimwear since 2000. This is almost eternal fashion. Work experience with Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard has led him to create recycled fibers suitable for swimwear, creating the brand’s own EcoLux fabric, “The First Premium Swim Fabric Made from Recycled Nylon Fiber.” I did. Vitamin A Vitamin A Bedette One Piece Swimsuit, $, Available at Verishop Like what you’re looking at? How about the goodness of R29 here?Coolest Swimwear Made From Recycled Plastic 16 Black Owned Swimwear Brands Shop This Summer