Jump-start your summer with a stylish and sustainable bikini or one-piece swimsuit. From recycled fabrics to small, United States-based productions, these picks are as green as they are gorgeous. Take a peek at our selections below and get inspired!
1. Bold Blue Asymmetric One-Piece
“The Araks woman is achingly chic and forever cool,” and after taking a peek at the swimwear, we couldn’t agree more. Originally a lingerie line, Araks rolled out a swimwear collection in 2013. Manufactured in New York from fine Italian fabrics, Araks designs striking swimwear with an NYC vibe. This bold, gorgeously-hued asymmetrical one-piece would be the perfect choice if you’re looking for a conservative cut that still retains sexy details. When you’re done taking a dip, pair it with Bermuda shorts and sandals, or with a maxi skirt and heels. Priced at $325.
2. Tropical and Reversible Island Bikini
Elle Evans uses regenerate ECONYL lycra fabric, which is comprised of industrial waste from the world over, including discarded plastic dredged from the sea. The Australian brand’s swimwear is hand-sewn in studio by the owner and another seamstress, and is colored using non-toxic dyes. While you may never turn them over since this palm print is so darn beautiful, the island style bikini top and bottom from Elle Evans serve double-duty because they happen to be reversible. Try something new and wear the top with a pair of skinny jeans and heels for a look that’s perfect for balmy summer nights. Priced at $90 and $75.
3. Cheeky Black One-Piece
Known for sexy and chic wetsuits, bikinis, and one-pieces, the California-based brand, Abysse, is perfect for your inner surf goddess. The regular use of 100 percent Japanese limestone-based neoprene smoothie and 100 percent recycled Italian fabric make the wetsuits and other swimwear a conscious summer choice. Many of the designs could pull double-duty with other clothes, like jean shorts, and the different cut options are sure to appeal to the masses. This particular look is a throwback to the ’80s and features a sexy low scoop back that you have to see to believe! Priced at $200.
4. Trendy Palm Leaf Print Bikini
GREENLEE SWIM is crafted from more than 80 percent recycled fibers and manufactured in Los Angeles. The conscious brand believes the “GREENLEE SWIM girl is young and young at heart, hip and eco conscious, today’s version of the classic ‘California Girl.’” Beloved by women and celebs alike, this is definitely a business worth frequenting. The trendy palm leaf print bikini top and bottom are being spotted all over social media influencers, so you better get yours fast! Priced at $99 each.
5. Sexy Colorblock One-Piece
From the company name to the regenerated polyamide ECONYL fabric, this swimwear is highly sustainable. The site says, “Koru is the New Zealand Maori word for ‘spiral’ and is symbolic for new life, hope, spiritual growth, purity, and peace.” Like the company mantra, there is a circle of reuse and rebirth going on. Discarded fishing nets are spun into fabric and Koru has eliminated the use of harmful herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides. The striking one-piece is ultra sexy. From the strappy back to the low-cut top and peek-a-boo sides, you’ll want to show off this swimsuit all season. Priced at $160.
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