Sustainable & Ethical Swimwear

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Shop a variety of styles from Australia's leading brands like Cali Rae, Lanikai, Styelle Swim, and much more!

 

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Sustainable swimwear in Australia comes from a variety of different brands and materials! The main difference between each brand’s approach to eco swimwear as there is more than just one sustainable choice.

For example, one popular material to use is Repreve - this is where they turn recycled plastic bottles into recycled swimwear that looks brand new!

Shop our wide variety of bikinis, one-pieces, two-pieces, crop tops and more.

The cost of ethical swimwear takes into account the real cost to people and the environment. This is because such brands are conscious of their impact and choose to do things the fairest way possible.

A key aspect of sustainable swimwear in Australia is recycled swimwear. This is when companies, like Econyl, regenerate discarded items like fishing nets into a fabric that is identical to virgin nylon.

How cool is that!? As a result, this process comes at an extra cost in comparison to plastic materials like polyester.

Because we think it’s painfully ironic to love the ocean, but to continuously pollute the water with microplastics from less sustainable options.

This is why we’ve brought together some of Australia's leading ethical swimwear brands so that you don’t have to compromise your style for your values.

Cali Rae is a fantastic option for affordable, yet eco-friendly swimwear. They use Repreve to recycle plastic bottles into a perfect athletic fibre!

Other leading brands include Styelle Swim, Guava Babe and Salty Ink Designs.

Fun fact: everything is scent infused with mesmerising aromas for the perfect ambience.

Watermark Swimwear is your go-to for sustainable + Australian made swimwear!

They use Econyl (recycled carpet, fishing nets, other discarded goods) and regenerate these fibres into a property almost identical to virgin nylon.

In other words, they are:

✅ Sustainable

✅ Made in Australia

✅ Use recycled materials

Eco-friendly swimwear fabrics you should know about

For sustainable swimwear lovers, there are a variety of options available: whether it is the style, where it’s made or what it’s made from. Here are the top 3 eco-friendly swimwear fabrics that you should know:

Econyl - this is when synthetic waste, such as carpets or fishing nets, are regenerated into a fibre that’s identical to virgin nylon in a six step process. This uses significantly less water and helps to keep harmful waste from polluting our planet

Repreve - imagine all those plastic bottles that you’ve used then recycled into sustainable swimwear. That’s essentially what Repreve is. They’ve recycled over 31 billion bottles and this material isn’t just used by ethical swimwear brands - leading companies like Patagonia, Ford and Kathmandu also use Repreve in their products

Amni Soul Eco Thread - this is different to the first two as it’s biodegradable. The yarn is durable for many years and will only biodegrade in a suitable landfill environment and the biodegradation takes approximately 5 years. Watch this video to learn more about how Amni Soul Eco Thread is made.

The benefits of shopping ethical swimwear in Australia

There are plenty of reasons why shopping for Australian ethical swimwear should be high on your priority list. First of all, wearing sustainable or recycled swimwear helps to reduce your carbon footprint. Secondly, eco swimwear in Australia has never been more accessible with a plethora of brands available online, as well as a growing number of brands also available in stores. You don’t need to look far for sustainable swimwear!

Lastly, it helps you to enjoy the ocean whilst protecting it. This helps you to better align your values as it us to our current generation to protect our planet for future generations to enjoy. It may sound like a small step, but choosing sustainable swimwear is an easy way to embrace sustainability across your lifestyle and wardrobe.

Is sustainable swimwear popular in Australia? 

Sustainable swimwear in Australia is growing every year. Leading brands like Cali Rae, Styelle Swim and Guava Babe are continuing to serve the increasing demand of climate conscious consumers in Australia. A big contributor to this trend is that sustainable fabrics, like the ones mentioned above, are becoming more affordable to startups.

In the past whilst these fabrics were new to the market, the costs were a lot higher and only bigger brands were able to adopt them. Nowadays, small sustainable brands can create affordable swimwear - that is affordable for both the consumer and the brand.

Also, Australian made swimwear is also on the rise and Watermark Swimwear is a pioneer in the space. They have options for women and men - check out their beautiful range today!