It’s finally summer and the weather has been absolutely beautiful. Also, did we mention it’s holiday season, eeeeeeek! Whether you are going away somewhere tropical, or are just making the most of the English beaches, we have rounded up our favorite conscious swimwear brands with styles, shapes and sizes to suit everyone!

With thousands of tons of waste and trash being dumped into our beautiful oceans everyday, let’s make sure we enjoy them without contributing to their pollution. This summer is all about investing in sustainably made pieces that are not only made in a more eco-friendly way but will also last, travelling with you around the world.  Plus we have a few brands who offer styles that are reversible so you can mix it up without increasing your environmental impact (great for packing light too)… 2 bikinis, 4 looks? Yes please!

#1: Magdakine Designs

As a sustainable swimwear brand that’s dedicated to protecting the planet’s ecosystems, Magdakine use ECONYL fibre which turns waste into nylon yarn. ECONYL’s focus is to close the loop by rescuing and bringing waste products back to life in a responsible way.  Reclaimed  waste materials and recycled fishing nets are used to make their swimwear strong, durable and sustainable.

Designed by founder, Magdalena, in her studio, each print is then produced at a family owned and operated factory in LA. Not only does this ensure that each piece is ethically made, it also means that each piece is a unique product that will last.

Magdakine designs offers a selection of beautifully designed swimsuits and bikinis in a variety of styles and prints, many of which are also reversible. They are also well worth the investment as their fabrics are 2x more resistant to chlorine and suntan creams than competitors’ fabrics, and as a bonus they also offer UV protection.

Prices:

£76- £160

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Reversible Bikini in Ohia Lehua Print : Top £76, Bottoms £84

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#2: Bikini Empire

All  of Bikini Empire’s materials are sourced ethically, from their zippers, to their elastic. They use high quality ‘eco luxe’ fabric, made in an Italian factory that is run on renewable energy. Their fabric provider also actively supports the WWF, helping to preserve habitats around the world.

Their swimwear is ethically made in Canada, and they believe strongly in the fair pay and treatment of their workers. The Bikini Empire seamstresses are paid up to 50x more than their competitors and they are able to increase transparency by not outsourcing their production and keeping it local, which also helps to support the local economy.

The brand offers swimsuits and bikinis in contemporary designs, all of which come in their special ‘buttery soft feel’ fabric, and they have a diverse range of styles, shapes and sizes.

Prices:

€43-€108

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Deep V Onepiece in Kalim Print €108.3

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#3: Auria 

Auria London is a brand that’s passionate that style and sustainability can coexist, promoting consciousness and transparency at every step of the supply chain. This then allows customers to make more informed choices and know where their purchases have come from.

Here’s another brand that offers fashion forward, contemporary designs made with ocean waste and recycled fishing nets, which is treated and turned into beautiful swimwear. As one of the first companies to use ECONYL fibre, the brand has been built with environmental and social responsibility at its heart.

Founder Diana Auria is an ambassador of sustainability within the fashion industry and has spoken about the subject at various talks including one at the Royal Society of Arts and has also teamed with Selfridges, being chosen as one of their ‘Bright New Things’.

Auria do one pieces, swimsuits, coverups and limited edition collaborations in edgy statement prints.

Prices:

£50-£180

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Swimsuit Silver Spoon Attire x AURIA  £51

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#4: LeahRay

Handmade swimwear that is steeped with the nostalgia of Hollywood glamour. LeahRay is dedicated to reducing their impact of the environment. They make their bikinis out of high quality, Italian fabric that’s made from recycled content. They also use recycled packaging and marketing materials, making sure their impact is as minimal as possible. LeahRay also favours water based dyes instead of solvent based, which are less harmful to the environment.

LeahRay is a company that promotes ethically made, slow fashion, and they have gorgeous lines of swimsuits and bikinis in a variety of interesting and unusual shapes, styles and prints.

Prices:

$50-$70

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Bikini in Lola Leaf Top $50, Bottoms $60

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#5: Halla x Halla

Stemming from a passion to design unique sustainable swimwear for active girls who love to travel, all of Halla x Halla’s designs are stylish and practical as well as being eco-friendly. They have made a big effort to make their swimwear durable and versatile enough to take you from the gym to the beach. Not only is it multi-purpose, their swimwear is also reversible, offering one side in a bold print and the other in a solid colour.

Halla x Halla also make their swimwear out of recycled plastic bottles and fishing nets, which is then manufactured into a high quality lycra. Therefore, they are creating products to help you enjoy the ocean, as well as keeping the ocean clean.

Their swimwear is ethically made and they also use small batch production, so only produce a limited quantity in order to reduce waste and excess production.

They have swimsuits and bikinis in sport styles and a broad range of bold and vibrant prints.

Prices:

€35- €69

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Binkini in LULU Top €49, Bottoms €35

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We’d love to see how you style conscious swimwear! Tag us in your holiday pics @revival_collect. Bon Voyaaage (and don’t forget the suncream)! Also look out for our favourite conscious bases with SPF… post coming soon!

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