10 Sustainable & Ethical Women’s Swimwear Brands

In a world of fast-fashion our goal was to create a place to connect you with truly special brand.
Here is our pick of 10 swimwear labels you’ll be wearing all summer. They all match our sustainable and ethical standards.
Visit our swimwear section to discover +20 swimwear brands 😉

Vitamin A

Sustainability: The brand is dedicated to the environment as they believe that in today’s world, style and sustainability must go hand in hand. They put eco-consciousness at the heart of everything they do: from fabric innovation and manufacturing to packaging and partnerships. Their proprietary fabric EcoLux™ was a breakthrough moment in sustainable swimwear. As it becomes an industry standard, they keep going, incorporating an ever-growing range of high-performance eco-conscious textiles into their collection.

Ethical: The brand partners with fair trade artisan groups to promote women’s economic empowerment in the developing world.
Besides the fact their swimsuits are ethically-made, Vitamin A, partners with organizations that protect the environment, especially marine habitats. This means both donating a portion of sales and using their voice to mobilize their community to support their cause. See below their partners

“I want to use my brand platform to be a part of the solution, both in combating climate change and promoting female empowerment.”
Amahlia Stevens, Founder of Vitamin A


AYA Label

Sustainability: AYA LABEL is a swimwear label created in 2018. The brand only uses ECONYL® polyamide fibre, which is 100% regenerated nylon fibre from fishnets and other nylon waste. One of the benefits of these recycled materials is that they are two times more resistant to chlorine, suntan creams and oils. This keeps your favourite AYA LABEL swimwear more beautiful and live longer!
AYA LABEL also donates a percentage of their profits towards environmental organisations that protect the oceans. 
Besides the ecological material used for their swimsuits, they use Polybag (produced from renewable raw materials and is biodegradable) for their packaging

Ethical manufacturing: all designs are made by a small manufacturer in Istanbul. They have a close relationship and visit them regularly to ensure employees are being treated and paid fairly and that the working conditions are clean and safe.


Fish Swim

Sustainability: FISCH is eco-innovative label designed St. Barths and inspired by the Creative Director’s childhood spent on the island. Launched in 2017, the brand was born from the desire to create statement swimwear with a superior fit and timeless design that helped to keep waste out of the ocean by up-cycling.FISCH’s entire collection is made from ECONYL ® – a 100% regenerated nylon fiber crafted from abandoned fishing nets and other types of nylon waste.

Ethically-made: Each piece from every FISCH collection is handmade in Italy from fabric woven in Lombardy, to ensure the highest quality possible while helping to minimize their carbon footprint.


Anemone Swim

Sustainability:
All fabrics are sustainable, and suppliers are OKEO Step (Sustainable Textile Production) certified which ensures the implementation of environmentally friendly production processes and safe and socially acceptable working conditions in production facilities along the textile chain. They each use a sustainable process and monitor every single stage of the production cycle in order to reduce the use of water, energy, chemicals, and waste.

Besides fabrics, the brand is also working with an eco-friendly packaging and stationery company, certified LA Green Business.  The swimwear is shipped to you in 100% compostable packaging and includes a mesh reusable wash bag instead of plastic (using as little plastic as possible) so that customers can use the bags to wash their swimsuits.

Ethical Manufacturing:
They work with local, family-run factories in LA to produce both the swimwear and ready-to-wear. Manufacturing locally permits the team to be directly involved in every step of the supply chain and form close relationships with all who are involve



Reformation

Sustainability and the RefScale: At Reformation they tracks environmental footprint by adding up the pounds of carbon dioxide emitted and gallons of water used, and pounds of waste generated. Then they calculate how Reformation’s products help reduce these impacts compared with most clothes bought in the US. They share this information on every product page of their website and tell you exactly what impact each garment has on the environment.
Ethically-made : Reformation is committed to making clothes with a smaller environmental impact in places that treat workers well. So, when it comes to choosing where they make our clothes, they look at working conditions for the people in the facility. Their partners share a common vision of sustainability, accountability, and transparency. They published ‘Our Factories‘ list so you can learn more about the factories behind your clothes.


Initials Paris

Sustainability : Initials works with noble materials.
OEKO-TEX® certified, all fabrics are made in Italy in a sustainable and responsible way. Woven with high quality fibres, their materials are mostly made of Nylon regenerated from plastic waste found in the sea and on land.
Oeko-Tex®: certifies the non-toxicity of fabrics and dyes from the beginning to the end of the manufacturing process.

Ethically-made : All swimsuits are made in France in specialized workshop.


CLO Stories

Sustainability :
At Clō Stories we exclusively produce our garments in Barcelona because we believe in the superior quality of our local industry and we want to support the revival and continuity of the textile heritage of the area. 80% of our collection is made with recycled polyamide and ECONYL® fabric. The other 20% of the swimwear collection has the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certificate.

Ethical production :
Fabrics made in a responsible production in Italy and nearby to Barcelona.


Mara Hoffman

Sustainability : 100% of Mara Hoffman’s swimsuits are made from recycled nylon or polyester.
Ethically-made : The brand ensures fair treatment of workers and artisans. They regularly conduct in-person factory visits and support artisans groups based in developing countries.


Stidson Studio

Sustainability : It is estimated that there are 640,000 tones of fishing nets in the ocean. They remain adrift for 500 years, posing a threat to turtles, fish and other sea mammals. All Stidston Studio Lycra swimwear is made from Econyl regenerated nylon made from recycled fishing nets and other pre-and post-consumer waste. Econyl work with Healthy Seas to collect and transform them (and other nylon pre-and post-consumer waste) into yarn that makes up the fabric in STIDSTON swimwear.By using this recycled material, we help clean our oceans, recycle that waste, and cut out the need for raw materials like crude oil, which are traditionally used in the production of nylon.

Ethically-made : Stidston Studio is designed, cut and sewn in the UK. Handmade in small batches to ensure product waste is kept to a minimum. 


Akina

Sustainability : Swimwear fabric is 78% Recycled Polyamide and 22% Lycra Elastane. We double line our garments to ensure the entire garment is made from superior recycled fabric. The yarn is made from EcoNyl, which is manufactured in Italy from post-consumer waste including fishing nets, fluff, and rigid textiles at the end of their life cycle. Our swimwear is packaged in a 100% recycled plastic zip bag, and we hope they get reused to and from the beach. Or to carry your snack around which ever 🙂

Ethically-made : We invest in the people who make our dream/plan possible. All our workers are paid more than double the minimum wage, have flexible work hours and paid over time. We also offer healthy snacks to our workers and monthly bus cards to get to work.