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My Top 5 Ethical Swimwear Brands

Attention bikini babes. The only thing I love more than a good suit, are companies who care about the world and the wonderful people creating those teeny pieces of perfection. Here is a list of my favourite ethical swimwear brands. Did I mention, they’re also gorgeous. Get excited, and maybe hide your credit card.

Abysse

Founder, Hanalei Reponty is a surfer chick turned model, and my new girl crush. After swooning over her fun lookbooks, seriously check them out, I was hooked. A collection of bikinis and wetsuits “made for women who are tomboy at heart and believe the ocean is a magical place.”

Bikinis are made out of 100% recycled Nylon, from ghost fishing nets (nets that were discarded in the ocean and continue to harm marine life). Made in Cali and recyclable, indefinitely. Can it get any better?

Thanks girl, for taking harmful nets out of our oceans, and putting babes in bikinis back in them!

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 Jenna Top in Black, Jenna Bottom in Black - Photos from    abysseofficial.com     

Jenna Top in Black, Jenna Bottom in Black - Photos from abysseofficial.com 

Lali and Layla

Lali, rad bikini designer. Layla, her pup. All bikinis are ethically handmade with fair wage, in Tulum. Bonus: Lali & Layla promotes body acceptance and love. “Your body is already goals. Curvy, slim, top heavy, bootilicious, tiny or tall, we are all beautiful humans.” They walk their talk with an Instagram full of gorgeous, diverse bodies and smiles for days. The Cherry Bomb line pictured below, is my current favourite.

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 The Cherry Bomb Line - Photos from    laliandlayla.com

The Cherry Bomb Line - Photos from laliandlayla.com

All Sisters

Finding inspiration in “the special bond that exists between all women and mother earth,” Barcelona’s All Sisters was born. They believe fashion can be sustainable and make a woman feel beautiful. Their suits are made in socially responsible workplaces with recycled Italian textiles. Their fabrics carry the Made in Green certification, meaning they are free from harmful substances. A company that loves our planet as much as they love swimwear, how refreshing.      

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 Carinae Top, Carinae Bottom - Photos from    allsisters.com

Carinae Top, Carinae Bottom - Photos from allsisters.com

Matteau

Within a moment, I was taken aback by its classic beauty. A simple, clean collection that is Australian made. Designed by two sisters, with the idea to transcend trends. That means you can wear it forever, and trust me, you’ll want to. In today’s world of fast fashion, choosing a few quality swimsuits that you really love, results in less textile waste. My personal favourite, the crop top and classic brief pictured below.

 The Crop Top in Jungle, The Classic Brief in Jungle

The Crop Top in Jungle, The Classic Brief in Jungle

 The Ring Maillor in Jungle - Photos from    int.matteau-swim.com

The Ring Maillor in Jungle - Photos from int.matteau-swim.com

 Eco Gypsy – crochet suits

A line of crochet bikinis for the conscious wanderer. With their bohemian feel, it’s no wonder they are handmade by local artisans in Bali. Their signature seashells are certified to cause no harm to endangered species. If you’ve always dreamed of the perfect crochet suit, dream no longer.

 Bali Bikini in White - Photo from    ecogypsy.net/bazaar

Bali Bikini in White - Photo from ecogypsy.net/bazaar

Good to the planet. Good to the people. When you already have a bikini problem, you really don’t need any extra incentive. Now I just want them all! 

 

Julia Marcuzzi