Eco-Swimsuits

Riz Wants to Recycle Ocean Plastic Into Snazzy Board Shorts

For Riz Boardshorts, the 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic choking up the world’s oceans is 5.25 trillion pieces too many. The British swimwear label wants to transform some of that…

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"Shark-Deterrent" Wetsuits Promise to Keep Surfers, Divers Safe

Want to live every day like it’s Shark Week? Scientists in Australia have created what they’re dubbing the world’s first shark-deterrent wetsuit. A collaboration…

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Fancy Wearing a Bikini Made Entirely From Sand?

Imogen Anthony’s new bikini is anything but- the model marched down the runway at Bondi Bather’s fashion week show in nothing more than strategically placed sand. Designed by…

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Finch Designs Recycles Plastic Bottles Into Rain Capes, Swimsuits

Sustainable design may not be synonymous with the fashion industry in China, but two designers are seeking to change that by creating playful stylish designs from recycled plastic…

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Patagonia Unveils World's First Renewable, Plant-Based Wetsuit

Did you ever think you’d be wearing plants while hanging ten? Outdoor adventurist brand Patagonia has been making strides with their experimentation with eco-friendly wetsuits.…

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For China's Beach-Goers, Sun-Protection "Ski Masks" Are All the Rage

We’ve heard of the Chinese expression “saving face,” but these photos of a new swimwear trend sweeping the country takes the saying to a frighteningly literal level.…

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14 Eco-Friendly Bikinis, Swimsuits to Dive Into for Summer

BLEEPED OUT With a black bar splayed cheekily across the chest, Beth Richards’ “Censor” swimsuit remains firmly ensconced in PG territory. Handmade in…

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H&M Launches Hawaiian-Inspired Resort-Wear to Benefit WaterAid

WATER FOR ALL H&M has sold a bikini for WaterAid every summer for the past 10 years, but this marks the first time it has dedicated an entire collection to the cause. The money…

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Win Your Choice of Eco-Friendly Swimsuit From Eco Swim (Worth $124!)

Summer lovin’ happens so fast, which is we’re giving away an Eco Swim by Aqua Green swimsuit of your choice to help you make the most of it. The Lehigh Valley-based label…

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7 Eco-Friendly One-Piece Swimsuits to Dive Into Summer

SUNO LIKE IT HOT Stitched in New York City from Kenyan-made fabrics, Suno’s ruffled one-piece is certainly no wilting wallflower. Bright yellow stripes festooned with rosettes…

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7 Eco-Bikinis for a Stylish, Sustainable Summer

SEVEN ECO-BIKINIS 1. Emobi Bow Bandeau Floral Bikini 2. Katharine Hamnett for Yooxygen Bikini 3. Suno Bikini 4. Krama by K Bikini 5. Reversible Wrap Bikini by Meadow 6. Ruby Moon…

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Prancing Leopard’s Red-Hot Eco-Bikini Aids Women Artisans in Need

Prancing Leopard’s red-hot bikini doesn’t just make an arresting vision by the surf; it also supports underserved women’s communities in Turkey. Hand-knit from organic…

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Linda Loudermilk Debuts World’s First Compostable Swimsuit

Eco-luxury designer Linda Loudermilk has created what she dubs the world’s first compostable swimsuit. Derived from plant starch, the two-piece made its debut at the HauteNatured…

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Recycle an Old T-Shirt Into a Sexy Eco-Bikini (DIY Tutorial)

TEEKINI TOP 1. Find an old T-shirt (not too transparent)—the bigger the better. 2. Lay your T-shirt out flat. 3. Cut off the bottom hem of the T-shirt. 4. Cut off two more…

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Ciel Collaborates With Whistles on ’70s-Inspired Eco-Beachwear Collection

Looking for some eco-friendly beachwear to strut on the shore this summer? Look no further than Whistles, one of the Duchess of Cambridge’s favorite shopping haunts. The U.K.…

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14 Eco-Friendly Bikinis, Swimsuits, Board Shorts to Splash Into Summer

COOL SUMMER We hate swimsuit shopping as much as the next person, but these 14 eco-friendly bikinis, one-pieces, and board shorts make it easy to handle the chore with grace—no matter…

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Solar-Powered vs. 3D-Printed: Which Bikini Would You Rather Wear?

Talk about synchronicity; we featured not one but two high-tech bikinis in a span of four days. Which means there’s only one thing left to do: swimsuit smackdown! In the…

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Solar-Powered Bikini Soaks Up the Rays, Powers Your iPod

Ready to hit the beach? Brooklyn-based designer Andrew Schneider is now taking orders for his solar-powered bikini. Capable of charging your cellphone or MP3 player, the high-tech…

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