7 Sexy and Sustainable Bikinis for Summer

Bikini season is almost here. We’ve found seven sexy, sustainable suits for you to take to the beach this summer.

It happens every year, summer sneaks up on us yet again, and with it comes the arrival of bikini season. What this teeny tiny garment lacks in fabric, it definitely makes up for in style. We’ve found seven hot little bikinis that are not only sexy, but sustainable as well. Ready, bombshell?

1. Ambika Boutique Halter Top & Bikini Bottom
The crochet bikini has come a long way since it’s origins in the carefree 70s. It still toes that line between crafty and sexy, a nowhere is that more obvious than in Ambika Conroy’s bikini designs. Even though they’re still made by hand by skilled artisans (who may very well be grandmothers) this is definitely not your grandma’s suit.
Halter Top, $125 & Bikini Bottoms, $135, Ambika Boutique

2. Karla Coletto Outlines Bikini
Karla Coletto‘s tailored one-pieces and bikinis take swimwear to a whole other level. Using innovative fabrics and cutting-edge techniques, the company stays on the forefront of swimwear trends. This set (which also comes with a zip-up jacket) looks equally at home close to a surf board as it does to a cocktail.
Underwire Top, $138 &  Brief Hipster Bottom, $110, Everything But Water

3. Cali Dreaming String Bikini
Nude (the color, that is) is still going strong on the fashion scene and, despite what you may think, is actually a very flattering color especially for blondes. Swimsuits from Cali Dreaming are made with an emphasis on seamless silhouettes and textures. The natural colors of the swimsuits blend with your own skin, making them almost disappear. Because it is so understated and simple, this bikini can also work double duty as undergarments.
On sale for $77, Revolve Clothing 

4. Maia Tie Front Pleated Bikini
The tie front detail, simple pleats and streamlined bottoms make this an extremely flattering, versatile and chic bikini. Olga Olsson works to support and empower small producers worldwide, and her suits are handmade in Brazil by women paid a fair living wage.
Top, Approx. $111 &  Briefs, Approx. $103, Olga Olsson

5. Sofia Retro Bazar Renewall Bikini
This one is for those who like a playful twist on style. All bikinis in Sofia Retro Bazar’s Renewall collection are made from vintage sixties and seventies neck scarves. After passing strict quality controls, they’re converted into beachwear made by craftsmen in Italy. Every piece is unique and numbered as a guarantee of originality.
$216, Yoox 

6. Emobi Australia Frill Bikini Set
Created by Australian designer Jess Salter, Emobi (e-moby) is a French Polynesian name meaning birth. All the company’s swimwear is made in Sydney, Australia. The prints are original and designed in-house, using a range of environmentally friendly water based dyes, that minimize the impact on beaches and waterways combined with premium breathable UPF 50+ fabric.
$146, Beach Bliss 

7. Eco Swim by Aqua Green Eco Babe Bikini
If simplicity is your thing, look no further than Pennsylvania-based swimwear company Eco Swim‘s aptly named Eco Babe bikini. Cute zig zag layered detailing on both top and bottoms keep it from being just another black suit.
Sliding Halter Top, $60 & Bottoms, $58, Everything But Water

Johanna Björk

Johanna is a sustainable fashion writer currently based in Ojai, CA. Read her weekly On Trend column to learn what's new in eco fashion.