Eco-friendly and Body Positive Swimsuit Brands to Look Out for This Summer

How to get “suited up” against beach body shame and get on trend with sustainability, by Brooke Houghton.

What’s summer without bathing suits and beaches? If you ask me it’s simply not summer at all. So how can we help protect our beaches and our confidence to get into said bathing suits?  

One small step is by supporting sustainable and eco-friendly brands that offer representation of diverse body types and women alike.

Women come in a variety of unique packages and no matter what size, color, shape, or spots your body is a beach body. In 2019 you can rock your body and an eco-friendly mentality with these like-minded brands.

1.  Summersalt

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Pricing: $45-95 (per individual pieces)

Sizing: 2-22 US

This company offers playful and colorful suits that have been designed with over 1.5 million body measurements in mind curated from 10,000 women. It offers eco-friendly products and packaging with the intention of helping you find your ‘swimwear soulmate’.  It also offers an adorable Mama + Minis section if you’re looking to twin with your little one!

2.  Nettle’s Tale Swimwear

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Pricing: $70-154 (per individual pieces)

Sizing: XS- 1XL

Nettle’s Tale Swimwear is made locally in Vancouver, CA. from recycled polyester and spandex. It’s marketed for all body types, ages, and active lifestyles, with funky stripes to classic florals. It also offers a sale section where you can purchase originally priced items for significant discounts for those looking for sustainability on a budget.

3.  Rey Swimwear

Price: $31-108 ( per individual pieces)

Sizing: XXS to 1XL

Inspired by Audrey Hepburn these suits are all about elegance, class, and comfortable coverage, made out of 100 per cent recyclable materials such as fishnets.  They offer fuller coverage options such as tankinis, swim skirts, one pieces, swim dresses and high rise or short bottoms with a little side of Hollywood glam. These swimsuits are ethically cut, sewn, and packaged in compostable and recyclable material out of factories In L.A.,USA.

 4. Mimi & August

Pricing: $52-160 (per individual pieces)

Sizing: XS-XL / 0-18 US

Mimi & August does not use professional models but rather everyday people starting with their family and friends. They are based out of Montreal, CA. and produce their suits through digital printing to save water and reduce their ecological footprint. The brand focuses on a range of playful designs and staple pieces.

5. Mara Hoffman

Pricing: $161.78 – 625.07 (per individual pieces)

Sizing: XXS- 2XL

Although this brand comes with a heavier price tag its sustainable swimwear is made up of 100 per cent recycled nylon and receded polyester. So this heavy purchase is one you can feel good about while doing good. It also focuses on using models of all shape, sizes, and ages.


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