Sunday June 17th, 2018
Ethical and Sustainable Swimwear for every Budget & Style & Body Type
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This blogpost is also available in German / auf Deutsch – Titel photo: Screenshots from MyMarini, Vitamin A, Two Thirds, Reset Priority, Underprotection

I can hardly believe it, but actually there is no Fair Fashion swimwear guide on heylilahey yet. Not even on YouTube! In previous years my blogger colleagues have already created very detailed lists (linked below!). But since my preferences and research are always a bit different, I have decided to put together my own recommendations. I’ve divided the labels into categories so hopefully there’s something for every style and budget!

Screenshot: MyMarini

Super Stylish:

  • Souldaze Collection Swimwear – super stylish swimwear made in Italy from recycled materials
  • Underprotection – playful designs made from sustainable fabrics
  • MyMarini – my personal recommendation, since I have tested them for a long time: amazing quality and the pieces fit perfectly (depending on the body type, there are also different models that fit better than others.) The customer service is a great help!). Here is my blog post about MyMarini!
  • Anek. Boutique – the label makes its products using sustainable materials or materials left over from industry (new and high quality, but would otherwise be thrown away)
  • Margaret & Hermione – super sweet and playful patterns and sustainable materials. Also a personal recommendation of mine! Sporty designs and sportswear can be found here as well! Here is my blog post.
  • Auria London – grunge and modern design lovers will definitely find something they like here! The swimwear is also made of recycled materials, but the shop is located in England.
  • Reset Priority – beautiful and very diverse designs in all colors that I fell in love with. Unfortunately, my bikini did not fit perfectly, but the customer service was great! Here is a picture of me in bikini on Instagram.
  • Vitamin A – super nice, made of recycled materials, made in USA
  • Luz Collection – from France, uses recycled yarn from old fishing nets in the Alexandra Cousteau Collection!

 

Screenshot: Essentials for Zula

Affordable – This category is relative, fair-fashion swimwear is of course not cheap, but here are some cheaper options:

  • Inaska Swimwear 36-42 Euro: super cute, sporty designs made from Econyl (recycled and very high quality polyester yarn)
  • Essentials for Zula 28-58 Euro: this is one of my favorite brands with some the greatest designs! Fair Trade made in Thailand. I have not found so much information about the materials.
  • Two Thirds around 70 euros – again one of my favorite fashion brands so far. I have not tested the swimwear collection yet, but they have some really pretty pieces. Most pieces are produced as needed and on a pre-order basis.
  • Frija Omina 39-110 Euro: this label can be found in the Avocadostore, all sustainable materials
  • TinkaBlu from 40 Euro: OekoTex certified materials and colorful designs!
  • All Sisters 40-122 Euro: Fair made swimwear with OekoTex certified materials and really chic designs! A little bit more expensive, but the design convinced me!

 

Screenshot: Pura Clothing

Sporty

  • Patagonia – Of course I had to list the online shop of Patagonia. I love the brand!
  • Woodlike Ocean – also a personal recommendation of mine! I had the swimwear for months on our backpacker world trip and the quality is great. Here is my blog post.
  • Unfortunately I have not been able to test Pura Clothing swimwear yet. I say unfortunately because the designs look beautiful! Maddie from Dariadaria also has her own collection here.
  • Josea Surfwear 50-120 Euro: colorful designs that are meant for an active day at the beach. Fair prices, recycled fabrics made from old fishing nets!

 

Screenshot: Mara Hoffmann

High End – for those who love luxury and a little high fashion:

  • Mara Hoffman – a mix of eye-catching and simple designs. Real fashionistas will definitely find something here!
  • Araks Clothing – great, pretty designs to fall in love with!!! Designed and produced in New York with Italian materials.
  • Nathalieschweizer – colorful and OekoTex certified!

 

Screenshot Hackwith Design House

Swimwear for bigger sizes /curvy types etc.:

I don’t have so much experience with this, but since putting together my “fair fashion for bigger sizes” post I decided to try to combine ethical fashion and inclusion. Nevertheless, here are just a few tips, most labels are from abroad, but I hope they help a little:

  • Phylyda – suitable for all body types and sizes, for Skinny & Curvy. The materials are Italian, high quality fabrics, OekoTex certified.
  • Blou Maou with an extra swimsuit for pregnant women!
  • Among other brands, at MyMarini, Mara Hoffmann, UnderProtection and Reset Priority you will also find swimwear up to size XL
  • From Australia, there is the sustainable fashion line Marvell Lane made from the sustainable yarn Econyl which is produced from old fishing nets, especially for larger bra sizes (shipping is 10 flat rate for international orders).
  • In the USA, there is, as often is the case, a better choice, for example from:

 

Screenshot Marvell Lane

Which company should I add to my post? For me, sustainability, design and price are all important.

 

 

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