11 earth-friendly bikinis we love for summer

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As soon as we can see summer on the horizon, many of us buy countless bikinis in preparation of our holidays, but we rarely consider what our shopping habit is doing to the environment. That’s where sustainable swimwear comes in.

In the past very few earth-friendly bikini brands existed, but as consumers have become more conscious, the number of brands specialising in eco-friendly swimwear has grown astronomically. Lyst report that sustainability-related keywords in relation to swimwear have increased 101% over the last month, with the word ‘recycled’ being searched 211% more in May, and brands are working to keep up with the demand.

If you’re worried that sustainable swimwear won’t be your style, think again. While it might have been beige and boring in the past, nothing could be further from the truth these days. In fact, if you’re willing to spend a little more, these bikinis are pretty much on par with Zara’s offerings.

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Featuring embellishment, innovative fabrics and even waterproof velvet, these sustainable bikinis are something else.

Of course we’re more than happy to do the research for you, so we’ve gone on the hunt for the most covetable sustainable bikinis you can buy right now. Fisch, Vitamin A and Mara Hoffman are amongst the most searched-for brands in the category, while we’ve found some chic options from lesser-known labels such as Oceanus Swim, Junk LDN, Stay Wild and Paper London too.

Many of these brands use ECONYL®, a fabric made from recycled fishing nets regenerated from the ocean, or Repreve® Nylon, created from 100% recycled materials, in their bikinis. So if sustainability is important in your quest to look great on the beach, look no further than these guys.

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The Nomad Bikini Top and bottom in orange coral Stay Wild Swim

The Nomad Bikini Top, £70, Stay Wild Swim – buy now

The Nomad Bikini Bottom, £70, Stay Wild Swim – buy now

Coquillage Mahogany bikini top fisch

Coquillage Mahogany Bikini Top, $125, Fisch – buy now

SUNSHINE BIKINI TOP IN RAINBOW Paper London

Sunshine Bikini Top, £100, Paper London – buy now

Helena Bottoms, £95, Paper London – buy now

Moss Bikini Top Vitamin A

Moss Bikini Top, £124, Vitamin A – buy now

Tracy Bottom, £128, Vitamin A – buy now

MARA HOFFMAN + NET SUSTAIN Lydia tie-dyed recycled bikini briefs

Recycled Bandeau Bikini Top, £122, Mara Hoffman at Net-A-Porter – buy now

Recycled Bikini Briefs, £126, Mara Hoffman at Net-A-Porter – buy now

The Chloe Top - Ocean Blue JUNK LDN

The Chloe Top, £48, JUNK LDN – buy now

The Chloe Bottoms, £32, JUNK LDN – buy now

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Callie Bikini in yellow by Oceanus Swimwear

Callie Bikini, £250, Oceanus Swimwear – buy now

Iris Nile Bikini Hunza G

Iris Nile Bikini, £140, Hunza G – buy now

SMOCKED FRILL TOP | BONAIRE PRINT

Smocked Frill Top, £90, Ayla Swim – buy now

High Waisted Bottoms, £65, Ayla Swim – buy now

RIO TOP - SAPPHIRE BLUE sustainable swimwear from Away That Day

Rio Top, £59, Away That Day – buy now

Tahiti Bottoms, £69, Away That Day – buy now

MARRAKESH BIKINI TOP Ohoy swim

Marrakesh Bikini Top, €70, Ohoy Swim – buy now

Marrakesh Bikini Bottom, €55, Ohoy Swim – buy now

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