These swimwear options combine fashion and function while also being eco-friendly
With the summer months ahead, it’s time to take a look at the swimwear in your wardrobe.
You may have one or two that you’re happy with but if you’re in the market for a ‘new’ swimsuit or dry robe, why not invest in one that not only looks amazing but is also good for the planet?
There are a lot of companies doing wonderful work to help make the earth a better place – including these gorgeous and sustainable swimwear brands:
With sustainable and eco-friendly products ranging from dry robes and wetsuit jackets to swim shoes, fleeces and beanies, Cois Farraige has everything you need to stay cosy and snug after your swim 365 days a year.
Batoko’s tagline reads ‘We are Rubbish. Literally.’ And although it’s technically true, it couldn’t be further from the truth when it comes to the beautiful designs, colours and styles the brand has created from recycled plastic waste.
Created by two sisters from Donegal, this stylish range of sustainable swimwear is made from recyclable nylon that originated as old carpets, fishing nets and nylon scraps. The women are also dedicated to showcasing the best of their home county using Donegal suppliers as much as possible, setting all photoshoots on Donegal beaches and employing local models from the area.
Dedicated to making women of all sizes and shapes feel fantastic, Deakin and Blue is a sustainable swimwear brand that combines style with serious support and a unique sizing system. As well as that, all of its swimwear is made from a material called econyl – a 100% regenerated nylon fibre made from waste such as old fishing nets and industrial plastic.
If you love to surf or enjoy watersports, you need a swimsuit that will stay put and won’t get in your way. Hakuna Wear promises fashionable and functional swimwear as it has a place to stash your essentials (pockets), no nip slips and no cheek leak. Who knew that was even a thing? All the clothing is made with sustainable fabrics – recycled water bottles and Yulex, a plant-based neoprene alternative.
Not all dry robes are created equal and if you want to do your part for the planet while still embracing a colourful and joyful swimming wardrobe, you won’t find better than Lilymais. From funky, colourful swim ponchos and hoodies to beach dresses, bucket hats and mats, everything is handmade in Dingle, using repurposed end-of-life towels and end-of-life fabrics.