15 Sustainable Swimwear Brands For Summer 2022

The Best Sustainable Swimsuits You’ll Actually Want To Wear

Shopping for swimwear can feel daunting and, frankly, a bit uncomfortable. From terrible dressing room lighting to trying to find a style we feel confident in…the process leaves a lot to be desired. Add to that the fact that many swimsuits are made from unsustainable materials or with concerning ethics and manufacturing practices. Oof.

Thankfully, there are sustainable swimwear brands out there creating cute and comfortable swimsuits for all shapes and sizes of bodies. These brands prioritize sustainability and ethical manufacturing, and they make shopping online easy and, dare we say, fun. Many of the below brands also include unedited photos, real customer reviews, and wonderful support teams to help you find the perfect style and fit. From mix and match bikinis to one-pieces and bodysuits, you’re sure to find something for your next pool day. 🏖️

With summer 2022 starting up, be sure to snag natural sunscreens, face sunscreens, eco-friendly sunglasses, and eco-friendly sandals, too!

*Article updated August 2022

1. Summersalt

Best For | Comfortable fit, long torsos, color-block swimwear
| Recycled polyamide, recyclable packaging, WRAP & BSCI certified ethical production in Asia
Price Range | Separates start at $45, one-pieces start at $95
Size Range | XS–2X

Using 1.5M measurements from 10,000 women and a patented process, Summersalt makes the perfect fit when it comes to sustainable swimwear. Made with recycled textiles that boast five times the strength and four times the compression of other swimwear, these two- and one-piece suits (including maternity and long torso options!) are fashionable, sustainable, and made-to-last. Oh, and they’re affordable, too—most less than $100. Summersalt’s swimwear is just right for your body and your wallet.

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2. Boden

Best For | UK swimwear
 | Recycled polyester & polyamide, SMETA & ILO certified ethical production, gives back, recycled packaging
Price Range | Separates start at $42, one-pieces start at $98
Size Range | XS–XL

For sustainable swimwear designed in the UK, Boden is our go-to. These stunning swimsuits—including tankini tops, one-pieces, and bikinis—are majority made from recycled polyester and plastics. (By 2025, 100 percent of its swimwear textiles will be recycled!) You won't need to replace your bikini after only one season either; the team promises its suits will last. The 365-day return policy (for exchange or credit) guarantees it. Boden ships globally!

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3. Vitamin A

Best For | Mix & match bikinis
| Ethically made in the USA, OEKO-TEX certified recycled nylon & plant-based fabrics, water conservation efforts, recyclable packaging
Price Range | Separates start at $86, one-pieces start at $165
Size Range | XS–XXL

Founded, designed, and produced in California, Vitamin A swimwear is inspired by ‘70s beach glamour. The brand is leading the way with fabrics like EcoLux™, a superfine matte jersey, as well as stretch-ribbed EcoRib®, both of which are made from recycled nylon and plant-based fibers. The prints are created, when possible, with water-reducing digital technology and the packaging boxes are fully recyclable and biodegradable. There are hundreds of options to choose from—and each one is as eye-catching as the next.

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4. Patagonia

Best For | Active swimwear
| Certified B Corp, Fair Trade Certified collections, recycled polyester, gives back
Price Range | Separates start at $49, one-pieces start at $159
Size Range | XXS–XXL

Patagonia’s passion is equal-parts activewear and ethics, so you can expect high-performance bikinis, rashguards, one-pieces, and boardshorts that are stretchy, secure, and sustainably made from fair trade recycled fabrics. Since 1985, Patagonia has pledged one percent of its sales to the preservation and restoration of the environment, so you can feel good about your purchase—whether you’re planning to catch waves or ZZZs on the beach.

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5. Girlfriend Collective

Best For | Size-inclusive swimwear
| OEKO-TEX certified ECONYL® regenerated nylon, recycled packaging, circular initiatives, size-inclusive, SA8000 certified ethical production in Vietnam
Price Range | Separates start at $38, one-pieces start at $88
Size Range | XXS–6XL

The ever-popular Girlfriend Collective has won the Internet’s heart once again with its swimwear collection. Including simple tops, bottoms, and one-pieces made from recycled fishing nets and post-industrial waste, this inclusive brand offers extended sizing, vibrant colors, and affordable prices. Learn more about how Girlfriend turns old plastics into new active- and swimwear!

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6. BOLD Swim

Best For | Colorful bikinis
| Biodegradable polyamide, nontoxic-dyes, low-waste practices, ethically made in Brazil, carbon-neutral, gives back
Price Range | Sets start at $90, one-pieces start at $145
Size Range | S–XXL

BOLD Swim is precisely what it sounds like: swimwear for the bold, unafraid, and unapologetic woman. With luxury eco-nylon sourced from Brazil, these swimsuits are nontoxic, biodegradable, and UV protected. Moreover, this BIPOC-owned brand crafts exceptionally colorful and cute designs, with sizes up to XXL. Heads will turn whether you’re rocking a cut-out one-piece or a pastel bikini.

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7. Youswim

Best For | A swimsuit you can wear forever
| Locally & ethically made in England, European-sourced nylon, Certified Plastic Negative, biodegradable packaging
Price Range | £105 GBP ($139 USD)
Size Range | US 2–14, UK/AUS 6–18

Seven sizes in one pair of Youswim? We know, but hear us out! Youswim simply doesn’t do sizes—the brand does two uniquely simple styles instead. Find the fit you love most, choose one of the vibrant colors, and pay one price across all pieces. Each sustainable swimsuit is made with European-sourced nylon and woven ethically in England; the team is also diligently working on a recycled nylon fabric to use instead to maximize its sustainability.

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8. TomboyX

Best For | Gender-neutral & gender-fluid swimwear
| Certified B Corp, OEKO-TEX certified sustainable & recycled materials, WRAP & FLA certified ethical production, biodegradable packaging, size-inclusive
Price Range | Separates start at $29, unisuits start at $89
Size Range | XS–6X

Don’t let the name fool you, TomboyX was created for “any girl or woman or person” who dresses and expresses themselves the way they please. If you’re looking to break from the itty-bitty bikini mold, the certified B Corp makes gender-neutral tanks, halter tops, and racerbacks that can be paired with shorts of varying lengths—or you can opt for a unisuit altogether. All are quick-drying, equipped with UPF sun protection, and made with OEKO-TEX certified fabrics. (And the brand’s ethics and sustainability are top-notch, too.) 

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Best For | Fuller chest sizes
 | Inclusive cup sizing, vertically integrated development & manufacturing partner
Price Range | Separates start at $68
Size Range | XS–XXXL

CUUP knows that every body is different and that everybody deserves to wear pieces that fit (see what we did there?). In addition to its game-changing line of bras and undies, CUUP has a sleek swimwear line that fits up to 38H on top and XXXL on bottoms. We adore the sexy silhouettes, rich colors, and varying degrees of coverage for as much or as little skin as you want to show.


10. Jessica Rey Swimwear

Best For | Swim dresses
| Ethically made in the USA, recycled polyamide
Price Range | Separates start at $52, one-pieces start at $124
Size Range | XXS–1X

Jessica Rey Swimwear designs swimsuits that are both modest and playful. Using luxe Italian fabrics, made from regenerated polyamide (sourced from rescued fish nets), the designs are then cut and sewn in Los Angeles. Paying living wages in sweatshop-free factories, Jessica Rey is not only dedicated to ethical production and sourcing practices, but to respecting its makers as much as it does the consumers. We love this brand's diverse swimwear options, like tankinis, mommy-and-me sets, and swim dresses!

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11. Hackwith Design House

Best For | Tie tops & high-waisted bottoms
| Ethically made in Minnesota, made-to-order, size-inclusive
Price Range | Separates start at $34, one-pieces start at $104
Size Range | XS to +4.5

Hackwith Design House has been a longtime favorite of The Good Trade because of its stunning wardrobe staples and the handmade-to-order quality. The swimwear line, HDH Swim, features more of the brand's classic and timeless designs. With stunning color palettes and inclusive, well-fitting suits, a piece from this thoughtful swimwear collection is a summer essential.

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12. Outerknown

Best For | Adult swim shorts
| Recycled polyester & spandex, Fair Trade Certified
Price Range | Separates start at $70, one-pieces start at $75
Size Range | XS–L

It’s probably no surprise that sustainable outdoor brand Outerknown was founded by 11-time World Surf League Champion Kelly Slater. He and designer John Moore joined forces to deliver apparel that reflects style, function, and values. Made with recycled polyester and recycled spandex in a Fair Trade Certified facility, you can find sustainable swimwear for all genders from surf leggings to swim shorts to men’s trunks.

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13. Wolven

Best For | Patterned swimsuits
| OEKO-TEX certified recycled water bottles (rPET), Climate Neutral Certified, eco-friendly packaging, gives back to 1% for the Planet, WCA-certified ethical production
Price Range | Separates start at $42, one-pieces start at $128
Size Range | XS–XL

Wolven’s founder Kiran Jade draws from her South Asian family’s background for its gorgeous patterns and textiles. Wolven’s swimwear for example—made up of one-pieces and bikini sets—includes mandalas and henna-inspired designs. Each piece is made from 80+ percent recycled plastic bottles with a bit of spandex for extra stretch, so you can run freely across the shores or cannonball into the pool. Wolven orders are carbon-neutral, give back to environmental causes, and are sent in either recycled or biodegradable packaging.

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14. Londre

Best For | Minimalist swimsuits with a twist
| Recycled plastic bottles, recycled water use, OEKO-TEX certified production, biodegradable packaging, size-inclusive
Price Range | Separates start at $61, one-pieces start at $119
Size Range | XS–5XL

Londre was born when its co-founders became obsessed with creating the highest quality bodywear with the lowest impact. Now, the brand’s best-selling one-pieces can be worn to the beach as easily as they can be paired with a blazer. But if you’re looking for something more classic (with a twist!), opt for the high-waisted bottoms and asymmetrical tops. Made in bright colors and patterns, the products are able to withstand all salt, sand, or sweat. 

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15. Cosabella

Best For | Versatile swim tops
Ethics | Recycled polyamide, ethically made in Italy, natural dyes
Price Range | Separates start at $99, one-pieces start at $215
Size Range | XS–XL

Cosabella has spent the last 40 years perfecting Italian lingerie—and now its collection includes stunning swimwear as well. Using recycled nylons and elastane, the Vita Marina line includes bandeaus, shirred bottoms, and one-pieces in three basic (but naturally rich!) colors. The bandeaus in particular can be worn a number of ways, wrapped around the neck for extra support or tied into a front knot. Sizes go up to 40H for cups and 43.5” for bottoms.

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