Top 10 Must Have Sustainable Swimwear For This Summer


Summer is already here. Hot sunny days, refreshing drinks, gym body, all you need now is swimwear to die for. No worries, our top 10 must-have sustainable swimwear is ready.

Whether you’re looking to lounge on the beach or break a personal best, all our featured swimwear brands are ethically made, often from upcycled materials.

These brands give back to the planet so this summer you can wear them with pride, knowing you’re supporting independent brands and ethical products that make a difference.

1. Deakin & Blue

Deakin & Blue sustainable swimwear

If you’re into swimming, Deakin & Blue is the label for you. The British brand’s one and two pieces that are both, sexy and made from 100% recycled materials (those fishing nets again).

What you might not know is that swimwear made from fishing nets is twice as resistant to chlorine, sun cream and oil when compared to Lycra.

We’ve fallen for the Monroe – it keeps everything in the right place while knocking off the laps.

2. Stidston swimwear

Stidston sustainable swimwear

Seriously sexy sustainable swimwear. Made to order in London, Stidston creates one and two pieces that work excellent from the beach to the bar, and back. Do that several times until the boys notice you.

The brand puts a lot of focus on quality cuts, recycled materials like polyester and Lycra, and local production.


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The Hope, our fav piece is not only sustainable but also gorgeously reversible.

3. Davy J

Davy J sustainable swimwear

Have you ever jumped from a trampoline to find out your underwear is gone? Davy J’s swimsuits are engineered to survive a deep dive and not let you down.

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Made for swimmers rather than sun loungers, the one and two pieces are made from plastic waste such as ghost fishing nets and general marine litter.

If you’re into sustainable apparel for surfing, waterskiing, trampoline jumping, or anything else of fast nature, Davy J’s is your best choice.

4. Finisterre

Finisterre sustainable swimwear

Finisterre’s new sustainable swimwear collection steps up to the ‘plastic free’ plate. Finisterre’s Microplastics collection aims to raise awareness about marine plastic waste and its long-lasting damaging effects on the environment.

The brand’s men and women’s swimwear and beachwear collection are made from ECONYL, converted plastic waste and fishing nets into reusable yarns.

The collection also helps funding research into plastic waste solutions for cleaner seas. Moreover, 10% of each piece goes to Surfers Against Sewage.

5. Ruby Moon

Ruby Moon sustainable swimwear

Is it a swimsuit? Is it yoga wear? Or is it both? Sustainable swimwear brand Ruby Moon has debuted its new Gym-to-Swim collection this summer.

This fabulous bold printed, versatile collection reflects our growing desire to combine different workouts. The collection includes crop tops, sports bras, leggings, rash guards and swimsuits.


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Best of all Ruby Moon is a not-for-profit that uses the profits to fund micro-loans to women entrepreneurs in 13 countries and names its styles after them.

6. Riz

Riz sustainable swimwear

Riz has become our go-to for ethically produced boardshorts for men. The self-styled ‘tailors of sunshine’, is made from sustainable materials made from plastic waste.

However, as the name attempts to suggest, the brand mixes bright and bold prints as inspired by endangered flowers with Savile Row quality tailoring.


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Riz shorts come in three lengths, and the company donates £1 to the Marine Conservation Society with each pair of shorts sold.

7. Arkitaip

Arkitaip sustainable swimwear

A sustainable swimwear brand that’s on the less active side of things, this brand is excellent for more relaxed holidays.

The brand’s handmade and crocheted swimwear harks back the 70s. The modern style flatters in all the right places.

Each piece is made to order by the co-founder, using 80% recycled linen. Moreover, each Arkitaip creations is lined with ECONYL.

8. Bikini Empire

Bikini Empire sustainable swimwear

If you’re looking for something more eco-luxe when it comes to swimwear, Bikini Empire has just the thing.

This Canadian has one and two pieces you’d love to wear for a romantic weekend at the Mediterranean sea or even a pool party in Palm Springs.

The brand’s full-on retro glamour is completed by its innovative swimsuits and flattering more significant bottomed two pieces for those of us who aren’t model-thin.


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All fabrics are sourced from a solar-powered Italian factory that works to preserve wildlife.

9. We Are Nativ

We Are Nativ sustainable swimwear

Let’s bring a dose of the brightly coloured 80s to the sustainable swimwear market with the help of We Are Nativ.

The brand boasts a wide range of one and two pieces, with high leg cuts, deep V necks and more two-tone colourways than Jane Fonda would know what to do with.

We Are Native’s ‘aerobics style’ hides a serious message: everything is ethically made in Indonesia, from post-consumer waste, and 100% ECONYL.

10. Anemone

Anemone sustainable swimwear

Created for the women who love to surf, swim and bask in the sun all year round, Anemone delivers a little bit of the beach, a piece of paradise.

Founded in 2011, and crafted in the islands of the Philippines, Anemone brings a mixture of vibrant colours, unique prints, and thoughtfully placed accents in its swimwear silhouettes.


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The brand is known for its ethical, sustainable, simple and yet versatile apparel based on an evolving concept of swimwear revolution and innovation offering function and fashion no matter what age.