Recycled Swimwear For This Summer

Summer is right around the corner and with it, swimwear season.

If you’re dreaming of lazy beach days and soaking up the sun, you might also be thinking whether or not to buy a new swimsuit. In this short guide, we’ll be sharing some of our favourite swimsuits that are made from recycled fabrics and help combat fast fashion brands.

Why recycled swimwear?

According to Pebbles magazine, traditional swimwear is made from petroleum-oil-based materials like nylon, polyester and spandex. Unfortunately, these materials can be problematic for several reasons:

  • Oil is a rapidly depleting natural resource and it has a large CO2 footprint throughout extraction and fibre production
  • These materials can break down with weathering into microplastics and get washed into the ocean and ultimately the food chain
  • The materials aren’t biodegradable and can end up in landfill or pollute the planet for hundreds of years.

What materials are in recycled swimwear?

Some of the same fabrics are used in recycled swimwear, however, it’s saving them from landfill that makes recycled swimwear an ethical purchase. The purpose of recycled swimwear is to make what we can from what we already have.
In our products below, the recycled fabrics in the swimsuits are made from:

  • 78% Econyl® regenerated nylon
  • 22% Elastane – OEKO-TEX® certified

In addition, the brands logo badge is made out of 100% recycled brass with the packaging box being made out of recycled paper

Our top 5 recycled swimwear pieces on GoEthical

1. The Byron Bay One-Piece Swimsuit in Seaweed Green

An elegant Y-line strap one-piece that brings back the vintage through simplicity. The straps have a traditional cut on the front, meeting on the back in a unique design to create a luxurious-looking one-piece swimsuit.
The swimsuit is double lined with UV protection of UPF 50+, helping to maintain the colour while also providing your skin with adequate sun protection.

Available in five colours: Deep Sea, Seaweed, Red Coral, Ocean Spray & Pebble

Byron Bay One-Piece Swimsuit in Seaweed Green

2. Syros Crisscross Bikini in Deep Sea Blue

This stunning crisscross two-piece is from amidst the myriad inspirations of swimwear design, Syros is the way we translate a tankini, to create a uniquely flattering and sophisticated look that will have you feeling at your best whilst at the beach.

All swimsuits are double-lined with UV protection of UPF 50+, helping to maintain the colour while also providing your skin with adequate sun protection.

Available in five colours: Deep Sea, Seaweed, Red Coral, Ocean Spray & Pebble

Syros Crisscross Bikini in Deep Sea Blue

3. Saint Tropez Ruffled One-Piece Swimsuit in Ocean Spray

Stylish Ruffled One Piece.
 We don’t play favourites. However, Saint Tropez is one of a kind. Creating a ruched and flattering style around the bosom for all shapes and sizes, this swimsuit is the perfect addition to any beach gathering or around a pool..

All swimsuits are double-lined with UV protection of UPF 50+ helping to maintain the colour while also providing your skin with adequate sun protection.

Available in five colours: Deep Sea, Seaweed, Red Coral, Ocean Spray & Pebble

Saint Tropez Ruffled One-Piece Swimsuit in Baby Blue Ocean Spray

4. Canggu Low Waist Bikini in Deep Sea Blue

Beautiful Low Waist Two Pieces. Flaunt your figure, not your ego with the classic look of this Canggu bikini. With strappy straps and the 1 People logo pieced together, this swimsuit works together to create an effortlessly timeless look.

All swimsuits are double-lined with UV protection of UPF 50+, helping to maintain the colour while also providing your skin with adequate sun protection.

Available in five colours: Deep Sea, Seaweed, Red Coral, Ocean Spray & Pebble

Canggu Low Waist Bikini in Deep Sea Blue

5. Santorini Crisscross One-Piece Swimsuit in Seaweed Green

Sophisticated Crisscross One Piece. Be true to your shape and find comfort in our gorgeously designed Santorini. This elegant swimsuit will hug your figure to create a sleek and understated look. Creating a sophisticated statement with intricate details on the back.

All swimsuits are double-lined with UV protection of UPF 50+ helping to maintain the colour while also providing your skin with adequate sun protection.

Available in five colours: Deep Sea, Seaweed, Red Coral, Ocean Spray & Pebble

Luxury Sustainable Swimwear at GoEthical

All of the above swimsuits are from our current favourite swimwear brand on GoEthical, 1 People. They are a luxury fashion design brand using only the best sustainable and ethical materials to create a unique and unforgettable product experience of the highest quality and perfect finish, without any compromises to the environment. So if you’re looking for timeless and elegant swimsuits, look no further than 1 people this summer.