The fashion and textile industry is one of the most toxic and polluting industries in the world, falling just below Big Oil and into the second place slot. When it comes to the mess that is our current administration and the pressing concerns of climate change, living as eco-friendly as possible is more important than ever—and making a switch to sustainable clothing we wear is a great first step.
While we’ve highlighted the earth-friendly designers, brands, and retailers to know in the past, we felt it was appropriate to pay special focus to those making waves in the world of sustainable swimwear. ’Tis the season, after all.
Below, learn more about 10 ethical and sustainable brands that are changing the swimwear game. From keeping production local and reducing carbon footprints to choosing to source only organic and/or recycled materials, these are the labels—both pioneers and newcomers—to watch.