9 brands of eco-friendly swimsuits


Even if you buy a jersey this year, why not choose it permanently?

At the beginning of a summer that promises to be stranger than ever, our dreams of cocktails in swimsuits are always present by the pool. The advertising of three-cent summer clothes is multiplied at the same time as the promotions on the swimsuits and the temptation to repeat their summer wardrobe is growing. So don’t give in to give in to impulse purchases that smell good in the sun, but stink of cheap work, exploited workers, and pollution of the planet, why not opt for durable jerseys or recycled materials? A quick overview of what is being done on the market that can arrive directly in your mailbox before the borders are reopened.

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Whether they use recycled materials, locally or organically, each of the brands we quote below offer clothing and swimsuits while trying to respect the environment, pollute as little as possible and reuse waste. The prices are accustomed to the fast fashion low cost on our wallets, but we must not forget that like a T-shirt for 5 euros, a jersey for 12 euros probably hides to see an ugly reality.

At a time when plastic has become an enemy that can easily be tapped by people who want to be a little careful, it is inevitable that reflection will also begin to focus on clothing in general and why not on our beach outfits. The classic swimsuits consist mainly of nylon and elasthanne, two types of plastics, reminds us of the swimwear brand Luz.

So it is only natural that LuzThe brand, launched in 2013 by sisters Alix and Claire, focuses on environmentally friendly products: organic cotton and recyclable materials. Not to mention their particular focus on the principles of fair trade. Today, the brand claims to “First eco-responsible and committed swimwear brand”.

My Marini is a German brand that is focused on the local, sustainable and fair. The employees are pampered and Mareen, the designer of the brand, ensures that every link in the production chain is paid fairly. The looks are simple, timeless, universal and for all ages. An claimed sustainability that promises that your investment will last long term, and that’s what we want: consume less.

At home, the fabric is produced in Croatia, the fabric is produced in Italy, yarn, labels and packaging are german and the models are made in Hamburg. “All stages of production take place within a radius of only 600 km. In this way, we can guarantee that short journeys can be made without a plane.”. And it’s no surprise that the fabric is made of econyl, recycled yarn made of fishing nets and nylon waste. Fishing nets account for about 55% of the world’s marine pollution.

The workshop of the French brand Anja is located in a family factory in Porto, the materials are not yet recycled, but it will not take long. Meanwhile, their fabric Oeko Tex Standard 100 is certified without any danger to the skin. Here we focus on the well-being of the workers and noble materials.

We’re not talking about aquatic plants, we’re talking about the brand: Posidonia.  By opting for timeless style and classics, the brand aims at the longevity of its pieces. Their fabrics are also produced from abandoned fishing nets in the Mediterranean. The fabric is manufactured in Italy, assembled in Portugal and sold in France. Packaging is also part of their sustainable thinking, as they are compostable.

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If your thing is more surfing, the brand is Image is a must-have in an ethical and sustainable way. Their raw materials are organic, recycled, bio-based, outdated. From the very beginning, this brand of ski and outdoor clothing has developed a holistic approach: “From raw materials to packaging to Travelling,” she says on its website which explains their ecological approach from start to down and in a completely transparent way.

If you are looking for a swimsuit for children, you can apply for a swimsuit from the Ultraviolet. They are anti-UV and made from recycled polyamide. The brand uses plastic waste recovered at sea to produce new wires and significantly reduce their impact on the environment.

We crossed the Atlantic to Maaji, this brand that comes directly from Colombia. If it’s not really local for us, their approach is very environmentally friendly and their pieces are an original suspicion than the other brands presented here. Her return collection is made of wire made of plastic bottles. “This collection also uses an environmentally friendly digital printing process that reduces water consumption by 98%.”. Their labels are also made from sugar cane fibres without bleaching chemicals.

This time, the brand Ada Perlu focuses on zero waste and at the same time promotes the traditional prints of Indonesian batik (a hand dyed cotton and silk fabric). And in order to avoid material losses, the founders of the brand, Cyrielle and Navy, create accessories from their waterfalls.

Another must-have brand when it comes to sustainable clothing is undoubtedly Patagonia. Each sale systematically donates 1% of income to an organization that defends the planet and the environment, promotes activism for the planet, uses recycled materials and with less impact on the environment and… also make jerseys.