sustainable swimsuits

Volcom Creates Eco-Friendly Swimsuits From Recycled Ocean Trash

Volcom is getting caught up in a good thing. With a little assist from Aquafil, an Italian company that recycles waste materials into good-as-virgin fiber, the sportswear brand has…

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Super-Absorbant Bikini Could Help Clean Up Ocean Pollution

What if you could help cleanse the world’s oceans just by going for a dip? The 3d-printed Sponge Suit is a modern and sexy bikini, but its also packed with pollutant-absorbing…

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Sea Turtles Wear Tiny Recycled Swimsuits for Science

A fleet of adorable sea turtles in Australia are now the most stylish sea creatures out there, wearing custom made swimsuits. Dreamed up by a team of researchers at the University of…

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UV-Detecting "Smart" Bikini Tells You When to Apply More Sunscreen

You know you should wear sunscreen and you probably do, but remembering to reapply is another story. Enter the smart bikini that sends an alert to your phone when you’ve had too…

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Quiksilver Debuts Board Shorts Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

Quiksilver has launched a line of board shorts derived from post-consumer plastic bottles. Made from Repreve, a recycled-polyester yarn by textile manufacturer Unifi, each…

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Serpent & Bow's Myth-Inspired Indigo-Dyed Garments Are Mesmerizing

Serpent & Bow use sustainably sourced fabrics and natural dyes such as indigo to create these handcrafted textiles and fashion items that evoke mythical mer-people. Founded by…

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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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Top 7 Recycled Fashion Designs of 2012 (Vote for the Most Creative!)

We couldn’t include all our refashioned favorites. Drop by our archives for any stories you may have missed…

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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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Mara Hoffman Brings Taste of Polynesia to Spring 2013 NY Fashion Week

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Mara Hoffman spiced up the runway at New York Fashion Week on Saturday with her colorful prints and swimsuits. The extensive collection included long…

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From Somewhere Upcycles Speedo's Olympic Swimsuits Into "Unity" Gown

If there’s one event that makes you feel one with the world, it’s the Olympics. From Somewhere obviously caught the spirit. The British fashion label partnered with Speedo…

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Speedo's Fastskin3 Swimsuit Turns Olympic Athletes Into Barracudas

Photo by Shutterstock FISHY TALE Swimwear manufacturers have long looked to the sea for inspiration. Speedo’s original Fastskin design, which debuted at the Sydney Olympics in…

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14 American Designers Tell Us What "Made in the U.S.A." Means to Them

BRITT HOWARD (PORTLAND GARMENT FACTORY) Made in America means considering the entire creative process from concept to production. Being conscience of the true impact manufacturing has…

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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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