10 Best Sustainable and Sexy Swimwear Brands

Our Fave Ethical & Sustainable Swimwear Brands

We know shopping fair trade and sustainable matters to you. It matters to us, too! The overwhelming majority of brands, particularly fast fashion brands do little to protect the interests of the people who make the products and the health of the planet.

While we hope you enjoy browsing all of the ethical products and brands on the site, we're always excited to share some of our favorites with you! That's why we compiled this list of ten fair trade and sustainable swimwear brands we know you will love!

Before we show you the list though, we want to be sure you to know this: we only include ethical brands on our site so you can shop with confidence knowing that all of the products you are seeing come from companies that share your values of protecting the planet and treating people fairly. If a brand has one or two fair trade product offerings but does not have overall fair trade business practices, then it is NOT on our site. (Bye, Bye, H&M!). Also know that we carefully vet every brand ourselves. If you're wondering about what we mean by fair trade fashion, check out our handy dandy guide to What Makes a Fashion Brand Fair Trade.


If you've been planning your conscious summer closet, be sure to check out our collection of sustainable dresses, ethically made sandals, crop tops and much more! Also, check out our blog post for 10 Best Fair Trade & Sustainable Tanks & T-Shirts to discover even more fair fashion brands that do good by people and the planet.

So now, without further adieu, let's take a look at our top ten picks for swimwear brands!

Country: USA

Categories: Swimwear, Women's Clothing, Accessories

Values: Sustainable

About: VitaminA is a California-based, eco brand that is (literally) cleaning up our beaches! They make sustainable swimwear AND they hosts beach clean-ups! VitaminA founder Amahlia created the first premium swim fabric made from recycled nylon fibers and names it EcoLux. All fabrics used are sustainable and most products are made locally in California. For all items made outside the US, VitaminA partners with fair trade factories. Shipping Policy: Free standard shipping on all orders shipping within the United States; For Australia, UPS $30 Flat Rate + taxes and duties.

A lady wears an animal print one-piece swimsuit by sustainable fashion brand Vitamin A.

Country: USA

Categories: Women's Clothing, Shoes, Accessories

Values: Fair Trade, Sustainable

About: Made Trade is North Carolina-based online marketplace for ethically produced products that's woman-owned and family run. They are climate neutral certified. Shipping Policy: Free US shipping on all orders over $75 and flat $6 shipping on all orders under $75. For international shipping, Made Trade uses Stackry, an international forwarding service that ships all international orders outside of the United States to their final destination.

A lady wears a white one-piece swimsuit from fair trade and sustainable fashion brand Made Trade.

Country: USA

Categories: Women's Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Accessories

Values: Fair Trade, Sustainable

About: Girlfriend Collective is a clothing brand that manufactures all its clothing using recycled materials, mainly post consumer plastics. They source their plastics from Taiwan, which has gone from an small island nation which reclycles 55% of all its waste, compared to just 35% in the USA. The plastics are then transformed into synthetic fabric that is then cut and sewn in a certified factory in Hanoi, Vietnam, that guarantees fair wages, safe and healthy conditions, and zero forced or child labor. The fabric is dyed using eco-friendly dyes and the waste water is treated and cooled before being discarded. Shipping Policy: Ships to USA, Canada, UK and Australia. Free US shipping over $100.

A lady wears a yellow bikini from fair trade, sustainable and size-inclusive fashion brand Girlfriend Collective.

Country | USA

Categories | Women's Clothing, Men's Clothing, Bags, Accessories

Values | Fair Trade, Sustainable, Organic

About: Prana is a Carlsbad, California based apparel and lifestyle brand that is the OG of sustainable brands. It has been leading the sustainable and ethical fashion movement since 1992. Beaver and Pam Theodosakis launched Prana from their own garage, making the clothing (and even the recycled paper tags) themselves. They were the first North American clothing company to introduce Fair Trade certified clothing. They are a Fair Labor Association accredited brand, and they operate Fair Trade certified factories. They are a bluesign partner, as well as a member of the Chetna Coalition - a cooperative organization that builds a value chain for 10,000 organic cotton farmers. Prana supports the 5 Gyres Institute, Canopy, The Conservation Alliance and Outdoor Outreach. Shipping Policy: Global shipping available.

A lady wears a blue bikini from fair trade and sustainable fashion brand Prana.

Country | USA

Categories | Women's Clothing, Men's Clothing, Baby & Kids Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Accessories, Home Goods

Values | Fair Trade, Sustainable

About: Faherty is a family-run business that prioritises creating high-quality, sustainable and feel-good favorites that bring happiness to the wearer. They recognize the impact of the fashion industry on the planet and strive to protect and safe guard the environment. 77% of their materials are sustainable fibers like organic cotton, ethically sourced cashmere, recycled polyester, linen, and hemp. At Faherty, they strive to use non-toxic dyes and water-efficient processes by replacing their recycled poly packaging with an eco-friendly paper bag and will be 90% plastic-free by the end of 2021. The company is proud to partner with Native artists and designers in mutually benefitting capacities and is committed to actively educate on Native history and erasure and continuing their anti-racism work. Faherty donates to various indigenous organizations and 1% For The Planet. Shipping Policy: Worldwide Shipping.

A lady wears a one-piece swimsuit from fair trade and sustainable fashion brand Faherty.

Country | USA

Categories | Women's Clothing, Kids Clothing 

Values | Fair Trade, Sustainable

About: Christy Dawn is a ground-breaking Los Angeles-based clothing brand that believes that fashion should be much more than just sustainable. They believe that it is not sufficient to just sustain our relationships with the planet, but to be a catalyst for regenerative practices that both heal Mother Earth and ourselves. They build mutually beneficial relationships with the communities they work with, and are committed to not just preserve the natural ecosystems, but to enhance and regenerate our natural world. They are true stalwarts of the ethical fashion tribe and are committed to weave ethics and sustainability into the very fabric of their existence, be it the materials that they use, the fair labor practices or emphasis on robust long-lasting design. Their farm-to-closet concept of clothing manufacture in collaboration with Oshadi, an Indian organic cotton collective that farms cotton using traditional techniques has been a triumph, with arid land being transformed and regenerated, leading to a bountiful cotton crop. Shipping Terms: Standard domestic shipping within the US is free over USD $400. For domestic orders under USD $400, we offer a non-refundable flat shipping rate of USD $6. International orders over USD $200 ship for free. For orders under USD $200, international shipping rates start at around USD $30.

A lady wears a bandeau top and high waist bottom bikini from fair trade and sustainable fashion brand Christy Dawn.

Country | USA

Categories | Women's Clothing, Men's Clothing, Baby & Kids Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Accessories, Home Goods

Values | Fair Trade, Sustainable

DoneGood is a Colorado-based online ethical marketplace for the consumer rebel! Founded by former Obama Administration employee Cullen Schwarz, Done Good is designed for consumers who wants to use their purchasing power for good. On Done Good, you will only find products that are made in a way that's good for people and the planet. They define “good for people” as brands that empower workers, pay fair wages, and are always free of trafficking, child labor and unsafe working conditions. They define “good for the planet” as brands that use eco-friendly production processes, non-toxic or organic or recycled/upcycled materials and are always taking other significant steps to protect our land, air and water. Done Good is a certified B Corporation. Ships to the US and Canada. sdfgsa`1

A lady wears a one-piece, white swimsuit from fair trade and sustainable fashion brand Done Good.

Country | USA

Categories | Women's Clothing, Bags, Accessories

Values | Fair Trade, Sustainable

About: Edify is a curated online marketplace of ethical goods founded by former fashion insider Rachel Garrett. Garrett worked as a buyer in the world of fast fashion where she saw all of the dirty secrets of the industry and became (in her words) "obsessed with learning about ethical and sustainable fashion." Edify carries ethically-made products from sustainable materials at accessible prices. They also let shoppers know if brands are made in the USA, BIPOC-owned, woman-owned and toxic-free. Shipping Policy: US, Canada and Mexico.

SHOP EDIFY

A lady wears a one-piece, hot pink swimsuit from fair trade and sustainable fashion brand Edify.

Country | USA

Categories | Women's Clothing, Baby & Kids, Shoes, Bags, Accessories, Home Goods

Values | Fair Trade, Sustainable

About: Fox Holt is a New York-based luxury sustainable fashion and lifestyle platform. Their mission is to inspire a thoughtful, principled approach to shopping and make it not only accessible but second nature to all of us. Shipping Policy: Global shipping available.

Country | Switzerland

Categories | Women's Clothing, Men's Clothing, Baby & Kids, Shoes, Bags, Accessories, Home Goods

Values | Fair Trade, Sustainable

About: Urbankissed is a Swiss-based online marketplace for slow and ethical fashion founded by Sophie Brunner in 2017. Brunner studied fashion business in Milan and London and became passionate about conscious fashion after learning of the devastating effects of fast fashion on people and the planet. Unlike fast fashion platforms, Urbankissed is designed to bring you affordable, trendy & sustainable goods in a fun and interactive way. On the platform you will find womenswear, menswear, accessories, bags, shoes, beautycare and home goods. They offer worldwide CO2 neutral delivery on all purchases. Shipping Policy: Global Shipping Available.

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