With June just around the corner and trips being booked to tropical getaways, Ho‘omaluō has you covered for beach wear essentials. For the girls not afraid to show some skin, the most sexy element is the fact that our favorite bikinis and one-piece swimsuits don’t harm the planet. These 5 Ethical Swimwear Brands are all you need to get that summer body.
FAE is not for the faint-hearted. The Australian Swimwear brand is nothing shy of sexy and works directly with Aquafil, the leading manufacturer of ECONYL®; a regenerated nylon derived from pre- and post- consumer waste. ECONYL® is processed in a closed loop production cycle that rescues old materials while minimizing energy and water usage. Oh, and FAE products are chlorine and sunscreen resistant making these minimal coverage swimsuits built to last.
Magdakine Designs Swimwear ($$-$$$)
American made in a family-owned factory in Southern California, Magdakine Designs Swimwear uses ECONYL®, but doesn’t just stop there. The swimwear brand releases their products through a “Prints with a Purpose” curation by dedicating each print to endangered species. Every purchase made at Magdakine Designs Swimwear helps to fund ocean stewardship classes in Mozambique, Africa and employee positions at the University of Hawaii Seed Storage Lab in effort to stop Rapid Ohia Tree Death on the islands.
Andi Bagus ($$-$$$)
From intricate crochet bikinis to flirty one-piece swimsuits, Andi Bagus provides a generous array of unique swimwear products that are handmade in Bali by local artisans receiving fair wages and a secure work environment. Any product from Andi Bagus is guaranteed to be individually unique and the brand prides itself with a strict ‘no wholesale’ production policy.
VDM the Label ($$-$$$)
VDM the Label is another Australian based brand that sources their materials from ECONYL®. Sustainability is the drive behind the swimwear brand, with designs made in-house and production highly monitored through LCA’s (Life Cycle Assessments) and EF’s (Ecological Footprints). VDM the Label is fun, fresh, and most iconically known to be THE celebrity brand for swimsuits, with Bella Hadid acclaiming VDM the Label to be her favorite go to for bikinis.
Abysse is a swimwear brand not to be looked over. High in quality and timeless in design, Abysse ethically sources their material through regenerated fabrics such as recycled ghost-fishing nets originally polluting the ocean. In addition to Abysse’s eco-conscious supply chain, the brand also actively supports Sirens for the Sea and Mo’orea Coral Gardeners, two organizations dedicated to protecting marine life.
Bikinis…check. Travel basics such as t-shirts, shorts, jackets…check. Resort wear…not yet? Need help? Last week, we published a blogpost featuring 4 Sustainable Fashion Brands Perfect for the Nomadic Traveler.