Swimwear season 2019 is well underway, and looking for the perfect bikini or trunks to purchase for beach breaks is always an important task. But now that environmentalism and sustainability are becoming topics at the forefronts of our minds (and rightly so), thinking where you buy your clothes, including swimwear, is so important. Luckily, some companies are making an effort to create eco-friendly swimwear, and below is my pick of the best.
Your average swimwear isn’t actually that sustainable. For the most part, swimming costumes are made from synthetic fibres such as nylon, which allow water to wick out of the fabric quicker and cling to the shape of the body. But these fibres aren’t great for the environment. A 2001 study found in the Guardian, reported that 85% of human-made debris found on the shore line globally were made of microfibres. Because the microfibres are so small they can be eaten by marine life, potentially destroying food chains, and even ending back up on our plates.
It feels a bit counterproductive to purchase swimwear that could contribute to polluting the sea you want to swim in, so here are brands that are making swimwear that's eco-friendly and very, very cute: