With a black bar splayed cheekily across the chest, Beth Richards’ “Censor” swimsuit remains firmly ensconced in PG territory. Handmade in Canada—Richards is from Vancouver by way of Toronto—the one-piece doesn’t just protect your epidermis against ultraviolet rays, it’s also resistant to oils, lotions, sweat, and chlorine.
Vitamin A’s cross-front “Siren” top has no shortage of sex appeal. Made in the United States from Repreve, a 100 percent post-consumer recycled nylon, the two-piece includes va-va-voom touches like slinky wraparound ties and matte-gold accents.
La Isla employs single mothers in California and Colombia to stitch its swimsuits from Oeko-Tex-certified organic cotton and soy-based dyes. Plus, a portion of its profits goes to Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society, which works to protect oceans and education children about their importance.