The sun has begrudgingly arrived in the UK and it’s time to hit the beach! You’ve got your towel, sun-cream, sunglasses and ice-cream money… but what about your sustainable swimwear?
Whether you need a new one-piece that fits just right, or you’re looking for a fashion bikini for 2019 style, there’s something on this list for you. You won’t even believe they’re eco.
All these swimwear products, from the handmade bikinis to inspiring feminist-made active swimsuits, are available to buy and will ship to the UK.
Sleek, Sexy… Sustainable Bikini!
This looks like a bikini you’d pick up in Primark or Topshop, not a handmade bikini crafted with eco-friendly swimwear fabric! Shout-out to Karen at FabBikini for sewing these herself in Leicestershire. Support UK crafts!
Speedo’s 100% Recycled Swimwear
When you think of ethical Australian swimwear, do you picture sleek Speedo swimwear or slouchy hand-knitted hemp? We love how this Powerflex Eco Mesh One Piece Swimsuit blows that old stereotype out of the window!
Chitosan - Our New Favourite Recycled Swimwear Fabric
Thief & Bandit’s original swimwear designs are made with Chitosan, a new eco-friendly swimwear fabric made from discarded crab and shrimp shells. It’s currently the only anti-bacterial fabric certified by the EPA.
Mara Hoffman’s Luxury Sustainable Swimsuits
Whoo, go Mara! At first glance and even second glance, you wouldn’t know that these luxury swimsuits were eco… but they are! Mara’s leading the way to an eco future where using eco-friendly fabrics (specifically econyl) is standard and doesn’t even need to be advertised. Mara, you’re an inspiration.
Zogg’s Best for Modest Sustainable Bathing Suits
This is our favourite swimsuit for modest fun, whether you’re taking the kids to the swimming pool or just don’t feel bikini-ready this year. Not only is it made from materials recovered from our oceans, but it also has a tummy control panel and foam cup support.
GymToSwim Active Swimwear with A Story to Tell
Meet Sorphea, the best active swimwear one-piece named after an inspirational Cambodian female entrepreneur, rice and cassava farmer. She’s PETA-approved and made with recycled ocean plastic gathered from around the UK’s shores. This one’s for you, Sorphea!
Aloha to Hawaiian Handmade Swimwear!
Like pineapple on pizza, you’ll love or hate this Hawaiian red bikini top. Too risque or just right for your girls getaway? You decide. No one can deny that 100% recycled materials and eco-friendly dye are completely sexy.
Seafolly’s Fabulously Floral Eco-Friendly Bikini Top
Seafolly’s Water Garden Bandeau bikini top is very summery and British, made with 68% recycled nylon. If you want something comfortable but still flattering, you should check this one out.
Give a Warm Sun Salutation to Eco Friendly Swimwear
The Sun Salutation bikini by Mia Luna Designs is perfect for a spot of yoga on the beach, or just pairing with cut-off jeans. Made with 100% recycled plastic bottle fabric. Namaste.
Get Fit with emroce’s Zero Waste Active Bikini Set
Hit the gym before the beach, run, swim, cycle, play volleyball, build sandcastles… whatever holiday life throws at you, this active, regenerated nylon bikini will keep up!
All products ship to the UK, most of them for free!