Sustainble Swimwear – 15 Minimal Brands You Need to Know About in 2022 [independent only]

I don’t want crazy patterns from whichever surf brand that I could find selling recycled bikini’s OR weird cuts and boring bottoms. If you thought finding a summer bikini or swimsuit that’s ALL three things was just way too hard, expensive and time consuming – I’ve got you. I’ve even surprised myself as a fellow fussy buyer.

I have scoured the internet to find all the best sustainable swimwear for 2022. In the list below you’ll find plain colours perfect for minimalists, brands with a choice of bottoms for the perfect body flattering bikini, and simple and elegant swimsuits. Hallelujah! And I’m writing this on the Easter weekend so you’ve got plenty of time to buy from these brands or at least have them on your radar, whether it’s this year or 2023, 2024 or further.

Are swimsuits sustainable?

Every brand in this list is an independent retailer working hard to produce sustainable swimwear by using a fabric called Econyl. This is a type of regenerated nylon made entirely from ocean and landfill waste, such as industrial plastic, fabric scraps from clothing manufacturing companies, old carpets and “ghost nets”. This is exactly the same as new fabric usually in our clothing, except it can be recycled and doesn’t use new resources that harm the environment.

How much does sustainable swimwear cost?

High End SwimwearMid Range SwimwearLower Priced Swimwear
Bikinis£115 and over£85 – £115£59 – £84
Swimsuits£115 and over£75 – £115£47 – £75
Sample taken from the 15 sustainable swimwear brands listed in this blog post

Top 15 Independent & Sustainable One Piece Swimsuit and Bikini Brands

AYA LABEL

Cost: £81 – £66 two separate piece bikini at full price | £75 one piece swimsuit at full price

Bonus: Pretty colours to choose from + Mix and Match styles

Our pick is the Medusa top and bottom

BAYTHE

Cost: £121 – £115 two separate piece bikini at full price | £115 one piece swimsuit at full price

Bonus: Capsule colours + uncomplicated

Flickini

Cost: £82 two separate piece bikini at full price

Bonus: UK brand + affordable prices without sale discounts

Our pick are the cheeky cut bottoms

Galamaar

Cost: $280 (£214) – $164 (£126) for two separate piece bikini at full price | $276 – $248 one piece swimsuit at full price

Bonus: 15% off first order + range of styles in plain colours

Green.Active.Lifestyle

Cost: £64 – £59 two separate piece bikini at full price | £47 one piece swimsuit at full price

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Julienne

Cost: £112 two separate piece bikini at full price | £105 one piece swimsuit at full price

Bonus: Not too many options + all equally priced

Kaly Ora Eco Swimwear

Cost: £93 two separate piece bikini at full price | £102 one piece swimsuit at full price

Bonus: Bargain sale discounts + sign up 10% off

Kaio Swim

Cost: 175 CHF two separate piece bikini at full price | 245 – 220 CHF (£199 – £179) one piece swimsuit at full price

Bonus: A lot of items currently at 50% sale discount

NEO Swimwear

Cost: €119 (£98) two piece bikini at full price | €129 (£107) swimsuit at full price

NOW/THEN

Cost: €140 (£116) – €120 (£99) two separate piece bikini at full price | €140 – €135 one piece swimsuit at full price

Oria Swim

Cost: £90 two separate piece bikini at full price | £83 one piece swimsuit at full price

Bonus: Interesting choice of pattern or plain styles

That floral swimsuit 💕

Raw X Salt

Cost: $178 (£100) two separate piece bikini at full price | $159 (£90) one piece swimsuit at full price

Bonus: 100% Econyl options

If you’re going to do pattern this swimsuit is the perfect amount without going crazy

Seawild

Cost: €168 – €130 (£139 – £108) one piece swimsuits at full price

Bonus: Adjustable sustainable swimwear

TIPI BEACH

Cost: €99 – €89 (£82-£74) one piece swimsuits at full price

Bonus: Available as reversible styles + 2XL sizes

WONDA Swim

Cost: €103 (£85) two separate piece bikini at full price | €89 (£74) one piece swimsuit at full price

I’ve actually bought a set from here in blue


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Is Sustainable Swimwear affordable?

I’ve made this handy chart, so even if you don’t invest in new swimwear from one of the brands here, you’ll know the price range to be able to decide for yourself whether sustainable swimwear brands are affordable! By comparing 15 brands in price, you’ll see I’ve categorised the more affordable end at £59-82 for two piece bikini’s and £47-85 for one piece swimsuits. Some of these brands vary on that scale if they sell both items, as some are expensive for one in comparison to other brands. The prices shown also don’t factor in shipping costs.

AYA LabelBAYTHEFlickiniGALAMAARG.A.LJulienne SwimKaly Ora Eco SwimKaio SwimNEO SwimwearNOW/THENOria SwimRaw X SaltSeawildTIPI BeachWONDA
Bikini Separates£66-81£115-121£82£126-214£59-64£112£93£98£99-116£90£100£85
Swimsuits£75£115£47£105£102£179-199£107£110-116£83£90£108-139£74-82£74
RangeLower PricesMid – HighLower PricesHigh EndLower PricesMid RangeMid RangeHigh EndMid RangeMid – HighMid RangeMid RangeMid – HighLower PricesMid Range

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