5 Sustainable Swimwear Brands to Hit the Water this Season

2021 Aug | By

Sustainable Swimwear Brands for Men & Women 

We have come together to share this list of our favorite ethical, sustainable, and overall environmentally safe swimwear brands for your next water adventure. These suits are hand picked for their impact on the world, and affordability. 

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What should you look for when shopping for sustainable swimwear? 

The reason behind the invention of sustainable swimwear is because most swimsuits contain a fiber that is non biodegradable. If you are unfamiliar, these fibers are petrochemical-based and do not break down like natural fibers. You want to be cautious of brands that use micro plastics such as these, since this is a synthetic fiber and will cause damage to the environment. Most eco-friendly swimwear brands are using post-consumer waste like plastic bottles and fishing nets to create a new version of high performance fabrics that work just as well if, not better, than any other bathing suit you might come across. 

Drumroll Please... Our Top Picks for Sustainable Swimwear 

1. Billabong

You could say that Billabong can SEA the change with their eco-conscious bikini selections. The Billabong eco-friendly suit options have a great variety in prints, textures, and sizes. Some suits feature a ribbed texture of recycled fabric added for variety and style. Overall, a great addition to help save the planet and look cute doing it. 

Material: 91% Recycled Polyester, 9% Elastane

 2. Volcom 

Love the way you look in the amazing Eco line from Volcom. Most suits from this line are made from Eco-True: Made with Econyl®. They have put a huge emphasis on building sustainability and management of their impacts into their business in order to maintain an understanding of where their most significant impacts are occurring. 

Material: 82% Recycled Nylon, 18% Elastane Jersey. 

4. prAna

Prana is a brand that has designed with ECONYL® regenerated nylon and made by the Fair Trade Certified Factory™ partners. Not only are their prints unique, they are the perfect pick for your personal sustainable swimwear collection. 

Material:78% ECONYL Recycled Nylon, 22% LYCRA XTRA LIFE ELASTANE

3. Speedo

A variety of prints and contrast crisscross straps make Speedo swimsuits a must-have in your collection. It's designed to last, thanks to Speedo Eco Endurance fabric that provides environmentally friendly durability. Speedo has got you covered with their top notch UPF 50+ sun protection, any Vibe suit is a solid choice.

Material: 52% Recycled Polyester/48% PBT

5. Sporti 

Conquer the pool in the Sporti Renew Chlorine Proof Swimwear Line! Featuring chlorine-proof fabrics originally from Italy and offering moderate compression for swim training. Renew swimwear uses high-performance polyester fabric remnants and leftovers for less carbon footprint than recycled or new materials. The Sporti Renew Collection is a sustainable line created with style, function, and purpose - to help lessen our impact on the world

Material: 53% Polyester, 47% PBT; Lining: 100% Polyester.


Our Sustainability Category on SwimOutlet has over 20 different Eco-conscious swimwear brands to help you live a move sustainable aquatic life! 

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