Ethically Made Swimwear | Shopping Guide

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It’s hot. Time to hit the beach, jump in the lake, grab your surfboard and float in a pool. You’re going to need swimwear that’s ethically made, vegan, sustainable, and fabulous, of course. I can help.

The Seea

For the surfer babes and lovers of all things retro

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If you’re into water sports, or just want more coverage, these California made suits are for you. I bought a swimsuit from them last summer, so I can tell you that the quality is great. It still looks brand new (and super cute). Their pieces have a chic retro vibe without looking cheap or costumey. The Seea strikes the perfect balance of functionality and style. Because they have one pieces, bikinis, surfsuits and rashguards, a average price is difficult to pinpoint, but it will be upwards of $120. They even have an adorable children’s range (6 months to 14).


When two is plenty.

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This sustainable and ethical fashion brand has just two swimsuits, but they’re both perfectly cut and look effortlessly luxurious. A color blocked triangle bikini for $105, or a reversible one piece with a low back for $125? Each comes in two colors and is 100%  recycled. Take your pick.

Stone Fox Swim

Cheeky bikinis, quite literally.


This is for the ladies who aren’t afraid to show a little (or a lot) of skin. Stone Fox Swim is the place to go for the classic triangle bikini and trendy cuts that are all made in downtown LA. Separates are about $90 each. The Summer 2017 collection features a variety of floral prints and strappy options.

Gnash Swim

Clean lines, bold colors.

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Gnash Swim is made ethically in Australia from sustainable materials. They offer a small selection of swimsuits that are simple, but well cut. I know muted neons doesn’t make sense, but they look like once bright colors, now little washed out. A two piece is $90 (tops and bottoms sold separately) and a one piece is $85. When it comes to ethical swimwear, these are priced on the lower end.


Cute… and by the way, on sale!


Yes, most swimwear is currently 20-35% off, but that’s not the only reason to buy. These suits are sewn in New York City and made of 78% recycled nylon. They’re also a completely vegan brand down to the makeup used on models. Full retail prices range $72-178. Snag them while you can.


Because I don’t own swimwear from all the brands, of course I had to use their images! I hope you enjoyed my collages and little touches though. I was inspired by the Stone Fox Swim image above and thought it would make this post a little more fun.

images via @theseaa, &, @gnashswim,,

Need more ethical recommendations? I have guides for handbags, jewelry, activewear and bras, too.

Long live summer.




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