-Azura Bay :: made in California + fair-trade in India, recycled fibers
-Balance Swim :: made in New York City with recycled fibers
-Beklina :: made in California
-Beth Richards :: made in Canada
-Bikini Empire :: made in Canada
-Free Label :: made in Canada, deadstock fabrics
-Galamar :: made in Los Angeles, recycled fibers
-Jessica Rey :: made in Los Angeles, recycled fibers
-Koru :: fair labor, recycled fibers
-Lily Smith :: handmade to order by Lily in the Pacific Northwest of the USA
-Manakai :: made in the USA, recycled fibers
-Mara Hoffman :: recycled fibers, "responsible manufacturing"
-Minnow :: made to order in Toronto, recycled fibers
-Rachel Comey :: made in the USA
-Reformation :: recycled fibers, made in Los Angeles
-Reswim Club :: made with remnant fabric in Adelaide, South Australia
-Riz :: board shorts made in England + Portugal, recycled fibers + recyclable (!)
-Stay Wild :: recycled fibers, made in London, London based
-Swoon :: reversible bikinis, made in the USA
-Vitamin A :: made in Los Angeles, sustainable fibers
-Lots of Australian options
I came across a wonderfully fair swimsuit the other day + it sparked the idea for this post! Personally, I don't wear a swimsuit too often...so the one I've had for a few years still works (I think...maybe I should try it on). :) That swimsuit in the closet is the most ethical one...but if a new one is on your list...here are a few fair brands to check out.
Stretchy synthetic fabrics might be just the thing for swimwear...but I am intrigued by the idea of a little organic cotton Pansy or Arq working in this category. It might be best for beachwear...and not in-the-water wear... but ah, minimalism! :) I'm also intrigued by the idea of using a Girlfriend Collective sports bra as swimwear with either a pair of their short gym shorts or a bottom from a different brand. This multi-use concept is making me all kinds of excited! :)
This post will be linked on the ethical brands page for easy access. All beautiful photos via links.
Hope sunny days are in your present + are plentiful in your future!