5 Eco-Friendly Swimwear Brands for 2015


Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s about time to start looking for poolside or beach attire.

Don’t just resort to any old swimwear brand when it comes to your next purchase. Instead, opt for a swimwear brand that has the environment in mind. The following 5 swimwear brands use fabric and other packaging materials that are not only sustainable but also fashionable, comfortable and fitting.

1. Koru Swimwear


Using eco-friendly fabrics and responsible textile manufacturing processes, Koru Swimwear is an eco-friendly brand catered to women seeking quality, function, fashion-forward trends and a sense of environmental responsibility. Koru Swimwear considers the environment at ever point, from the recycled hangtags, to organic cotton accessory bags the swimsuits come in to the production of the fabric. Koru also offers apparel made from sustainable hemp linen and or organic cotton without the use of pesticides.

2. Vitamin A


Vitamin A has evolved into a fashion brand with an eco twist. Its EcoLux designs are produced locally in California and are made with a new superfine matter jersey swim fabric. The fabric uses Repreve recycle nylon fiber to conserve resources and LYCRA XTRA LIFE fiber to extend the life of each swimsuit far beyond that of traditional spandex products. Meanwhile, Vitamin A uses sustainable fibers like tencel and choose factories that conserve water and energy use. The company also donates a portion of its profits to environmental organizations.

3. Odina Surf


Founded in 2010, Odina Surf set off to fill a void in the swimwear industry for active women desiring a sustainable, highly-functional swimsuit that was still fashionable. The company worked with surfers, not models, to gather feedback on their suits’ fit and function. Odina uses recycled nylon and organic cotton tags. Their website is also hosted on a 100 percent wind-power server!

4. Zero + Maria Cornejo


Locally produced in NYC, Zero + Maria Cornejo is a swimwear brand that is owned and operated by women. It uses recycled materials when it can and is made out of 100 percent recycled yarn from pre- and post-consumer waste.

5. Curlee Bikini


Crafted in Austin, TX, Curlee Bikini’s EcoLUX Swimwear line began in 2009. Its suits are made from remnant, vintage fabrics and organic materials. The brand also specializes in one-of-a-kind bespoke suits. The company’s office is surrounded by bamboo trees and garden beds.

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Photo Credits: Koru Swimwear, Vitamin A, Odina Surf, Zero + Maria Cornejo, Curlee Bikini