Tracking down ethically made swimsuits was like trying to find Carmen Sandiego, a mystery that had us searching all over the world! After almost a year of keeping our eyes peeled for outstanding swimsuit creators we've found 4 that we are feeling quite enthusiastic about.
A Montreal-based brand offering both swimsuits and apparel. Their classic styles, completely adorable patterns as well as high standards for ethics and quality have us jumping up and down squealing "cute cute CUUUUTEEEE!" over, and over.
Based in Vancouver, Nettle's Tale is the body-positive swimwear line we have been waiting for!!! Their swimsuits are ethically made in Vancouver and are consciously styled to celebrate any body type and enjoy any activity.
Their website says it well: "wear what you want for your body, age, and style. These mix-and-match swimsuits are made for surfing, tanning, kayaking, and running after your kids. They love six-packs, stretch marks, pears, petites, and plentiful busts."
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Inspired by Audrey Hepburn, Rey Swimwear brings together contemporary fashion with vintage glamour. They value making a woman feel her femininity and grace in a bathing suit that offers class and beauty. The company manufactures and sources ethically in the USA, prioritizing dignity for all people involved in the manufacture of their product.
Patagonia is top notch for high quality performance outdoor wear and outstanding ethics. They have a large variety of women's swimwear, kids swimwear and men's board shorts. You can also find neoprene items and wetsuits for more active or chilly water pursuits.
Check out our article featuring Patagonia's story and ethics here.
An important aspect of creating an ethical wardrobe is properly caring for your pieces so they last as long as possible! Click HERE for an excellent article on how to wash your bathing suit so it stays looking new.
Now, may your ethical swimwear dreams come true!