Time to update your wardrobe with sustainable brands

We always mention the importance of making the right decision when doing a purchase and create good habits to avoid buying on impulse. Now that summer is here and you may have the need of updating your swimwear, we have put together a list to help you finding the perfect swimsuit.

Starting with the basics: Traditional swimsuit is usually made of synthetic fabrics such as nylon and polyester. The main reason is that it needs to be stretchy and moisture-wicking.

That is why conscious swimwear relies heavily on the use of recycled materials for its fabrication.

🎯The goal?

Transform and repurpose material that would otherwise end up in landfill or floating around in the ocean into a new fabric.

What you should be looking for when shopping for your new swimsuit:

1️⃣The right fabrics

There are a list of new and very innovating materials used today in order to make less impact on the planet:

  • Econyl: 100% regenerated nylon fibre from fishnets and other nylon waste.
  • Repreve or RPET: Fiber made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.
  • Amni soul eco fabric: The world's first biodegradable polyamide nylon 6.6 yarn.
  • EVO®: 100% bio-based thread, extracted from castor seed oil.

2️⃣Ethical & Sustainable brands

Look for the fabrics but also make sure is made in fair conditions. Here are some brands we love:

  • Arloe swimwear is crafted from a 100% bio-based thread called EVO®. Bio-based thread is proven to be high quality and have less impact on the environment than pure synthetic production. Every single product and accessory at Arloe is handcrafted in Italy. Their products are made ethically, high quality is guaranteed, and their shipping footprint is reduced.

  • Tias and olives aim to create an authentic, colorful but conscious products designed to make you look darn good. From transportation, to packaging and production, they always try to respect the planet. Tias and Olives works in small batches production only in a family owned factory in Portugal. They also support a cause: they begin fighting against period poverty by donating 4% of every bikini sold to Subz.

  • Sanikai is a vegan and sustainable fashion brand that, since 2015, is engaged to protect our Mother Earth by using natural or recycled materials, working closely with suppliers and producing everything by hand. The brand has give up the stock and all the items are made to order in their studio in Zurich. Their Swimsuits are mainly made from Econyl with always a beautiful design.

  • Alice Izzo has an amazing selection of swimsuits. She works with a producer in Latvia that can produce in small quantities while offering a quality product. In addition, the producer is an expert in textile printing. The swimsuits are made from recycled polyester (RPET), which makes it a more durable alternative fabric while keeping the soft and comfortable feel.

3️⃣Spot greenwashing

Do your research. What fabric is used, in which conditions, what packaging they have, are they clear about product information?

It’s not only about reading: eco-friendly in a label.

4️⃣Look for transparency

A brand that is truly aiming to offer their employees good conditions and considers the planet’s for every decision they make, is going to make that information very easy to find. 

Hit the water this summer with the right swimsuit and don’t forget your sunscreen!

Enjoy the Summer