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It’s getting easier to find eco friendly and ethically made clothing, but what about eco and ethical swimwear? While shopping vintage and second hand for shoes, accessories, and clothing might work, I draw the line at lingerie and swimwear. So, although I don’t need any new swimwear (I bought an awesome one piece last summer and still have several bikinis with a lot of life in them) I started to wonder about what sustainable swimwear options there are available. You know, for shits and giggles, and as always – for your benefit.

What struck me was the variety of on-point styles; from one pieces and athletic, to stringy triangle bikinis – there’s something for everyone and especially, every body type. Shopping for a bathing suit is not the most pleasant endeavour for some, so I was pleasantly surprised that each of these brands puts their own stylish and totally wearable spin on swimwear.

Most use a fabric called Econyl, which is made from pre and post-consumer waste, particularly from retrieved plastic and fishing nets found in our oceans. Others ensure ethical working standards, and some contribute to protecting the planet. All of them are cute. Read on to meet these awesome brands!

WDLK: Wood Like Ocean – I found this brand on instagram. Some of their prints have a very organic vibe – but they offer both solid one and two-piece options that would work well for athletic builds. (Someone with a Kate Hudson-type body)

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Elle Evans swimwear:  When it comes to water sports and style, Australia knows what’s up. They also seem to have a better understanding of this planet being the only one we have to live on at the moment. This brand has a wider range of swimsuits – a great athletic style but with some nice detailing that suits bigger busts and hips. Most of their suits are reversible, giving them extra versatility and chances that you’ll keep them in your closet for longer. They also have suits for kids and teens. Moms – get excited!

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JETS Swimwear: Another Australian staple, their suits are accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia; a process that ensures a transparent supply chain and ethical working conditions. One of my favourite lines because of their classic take on current trends, as well as great design that suits ALL body types – you’ll find double straps, strategic cutouts, mesh, and colour blocking to camouflage and showcase all the right things. An added bonus? Curvy or bustier women can shop by cup size, all the way to an F.

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MIME Swimwear: If you’ve got a Kate Moss type figure and can rock super low cuts and minimal support, this line is for you. Also based in Australia (surprise, surprise!), Mime is all about being too cool for school, and reminds me of original hipsters. Their Lycra is made from recycled fishing nets coming from volunteer divers in the Adriatic. The Lycra is produced in Italy but design and and manufacturing of the garment all happen in Australia.

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Azura Bay: Canadian!! Well priced! Well, actually – the suits aren’t necessarily manufactured in Canada, but Azura Bay is a curation of ethically made swimwear (and lingerie! But that’s off-topic, not for today! Come back another day!) that you can shop all from one convenient location. They do the sustainability and ethical practices researching for you, and make a donation with every purchase. While the swim collections arent’ huge, there is enough to suit curvy, pear-shaped, top-heavy and and narrow.

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Vaute: This awesome NYC-based company does more than swimwear, so be prepared to get lost in the fab rabbit-hole of their site, but I love the architectural details on their pieces, as well as that one-of-a-kind quality. If you’re pear-shaped, try the diamond-cut out one piece or mix-and match tops and bottoms to tailor your look to your body type.

Even though I would love to replace my non-eco friendly swimwear with some of these options, I’m a slow fashion gal first and foremost, and don’t want to get rid of perfectly good suits for the sake of labeling more of my wardrobe “sustainable”. For me, a huge part of being a conscious consumer is about making what you have last. But if you’re in the market for a new suit – check these companies out, and swim stylishly my friends!

As always, thanks for reading xo





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  1. Dominique says:

    Holy body goals, Alyssa!!


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