Ethical vegan swimwear can make you feel good about your body while making the earth feel good too. Check out these 10 sustainable swimwear brands that you need to know about.
Affordable ethical swimwear
1. Do Good Swimwear
Do Good Swimwear’s mission is to create swimwear that is eco-friendly and ethically made, while also being at an affordable price. As they note in their about us, the swimsuits are all made by surfer girls.
All the swimsuits are made out of recycled materials. They take ocean waste such as plastic bottles and fish nets, recycle them, and then turn them into soft and comfortable material.
They donate a portion of their profits to ocean conservations groups, tree planting groups, and groups that provide mental health and education for women in impoverished countries.
2. Bali Swim
Bali Swim donates a portion of the profits they make to ocean cleanup efforts. This ethical vegan swimwear ensures the working conditions at their manufacturers measure up to western standards.
Additionally, a majority of their products are created with recycled and sustainable fabrics, such as Repreve and Econyl.
Bali Swim may be the most affordable brand on their list. You can find beautiful vegan leather designs for less than $20.
3. Patagonia swimwear
Patagonia imposes a 1% Earth tax on their profits to support environmental nonprofits that do work in protecting the air, land, and water around the world.
They’re currently in the process of working towards making their business sustainable. They make a majority of their swimsuits with organic cotton, recycled polyester and nylon, and hemp.
Patagonia provides ethical swimwear for men and women. They share each step of the supply chain and labor practices involved with making products to ensure their customers that everything is ethically made.
The company encourages their customers to get involved in activism through their Patagonia Action Works section that provides information on grassroots organizations you can join.
4. Vitamin A Swimwear
The founder of Vitamin A Swimwear, Amahlia Stevens, was working on designs with the founder of Patagonia, before starting her company.
She learned how Patagonia was creating fabrics from recycled plastic bottles and decided to do the same for her swimwear.
Vitamin A swimwear is a luxury brand of swimwear made from recycled nylon, organic cotton, linen, Tencel, and polyester fiber created from recycled plastic bottles.
They pride themselves on taking the time to know the people in the manufacturing team and make sure everything is produced ethically.
A percentage of their sales are donated to environmental organizations that preserve and protect clean water.
5. Seea swimwear
Seaa Swimwear makes all of their products out of recycled fabrics. These include fabrics made from upcycled polyester and cotton, natural rubber, and generated nylon fibre created from fishnets.
In addition to their swimwear being vegan, all of their swimwear and clothing are made in the US by skilled and experienced seamstresses who all earn fair wages.
Their only product made outside of the US are their wetsuits, which are made in Thailand by a factory that also chooses to practice sustainability.
They’re transparent in admitting that some of their products, such as their C-skin and textured jacquared fabrics are not sustainable yet, but they had planned to have them replaced by last year.
Ethical swimwear manufacturers
6. Swimwear Bali
Swimwear Bali notes that they’re the only bonded garment company in Bali. That designation was awarded to them because they met all of Indonesia’s regulation on the treatment of their employees.
Swimwear Bali’s employees are paid above minimum wage, receive free medical insurance that covers medication, doctors’ fees and hospitalization, and they get 13 months’ salary.
Additionally, all of the workers receive cooked meals for lunch, double their wages for overtime, and work in conditions that are equal to western standards.
All of this information can make you feel comfortable wearing the swimsuit, knowing the workers are well taken care of.
7. Reformation swimwear
The company is a big believer in equality, with over 75% of their management team being made up of women or individuals from underrepresented communities.
They all also make sure to trace all of their supply chain including up to the final and second stages of production.
Reformation swimwear regularly visits their suppliers to make sure all of their products are being made ethically.
Be mindful that not all of their products are entirely vegan swimwear, as they do sell products made of exotic animal hair and leather.
Nonetheless, they don’t use fur or other exotic animal skin, instead opting to make most of their products out of recycled wool.
8. Tomboy X
Tomboy X only has their products made in clean and well-lit factories. They also only work with factories that provide their employees with adequate breaks and pay them with a living wage.
The company prides itself on making sure everything made is sweat-shop free and ethically produced. Tomboy X is also a supporter of social justice issues, LGBTQI issues, and women’s rights.
In addition to the swimwear being ethically made, it’s also eco-friendly. The products are made out of beechwood fibers and other non-toxic fibers that are Oeko-text 100 certified.
This vegan ethical swimwear believes in making positive change in the global community. Through their business, Londre raise funds for women’s health initiatives and environmental issues, having donated over $10,000.
Founded by two best friends, they were inspired after a photo shoot to make high quality swimwear with as little impact on the planet as possible.
They’ve currently recycled 90,000 plastic bottles from the beaches and streets of Taiwan to make their sustainable swimwear. The water they use to make their products are able to be reused as well.
Additionally, after the long-lasting swimwear is no longer useable, it can be recycled to make new materials again.
This ethical vegan swimwear brand is another company that produces luxurious swimsuits.
About 78% of every Summersalt swimwear is made with recycled polyamide. It’s crafted from nylon waste and post-consumer plastic.
The company notes on their website that they continually strive to make their operations as eco-friendly as possible.
Ethical vegan swimwear
All of these ethical vegan swimwear brands strive to make an impact on the planet in running their businesses.
They make sure that their workers are treated well by providing them safe working conditions, fair wages, and quality benefits.
Each company has swimwear that’s completely sustainable, or mostly sustainable. You can do your part to help the planet and look good for the summer by buying one of these beautiful ethical swimsuits.
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