sustainable swimwear

VIDEO: Kelly Slater's Outerknown Label is Turning Used Fishing Nets Into Fashion

When you’re an 11-time world champion surfer, an affinity with the ocean is a given. But even as a child, Kelly Slater says he often wondered about the provenance of his clothing.…

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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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Miguelina's Capsule Line of Beachwear Benefits Ocean Conservation

Swimwear designer Miguelina Gambaccini has teamed up with ocean-health charity, Oceana, to create a line of savvy swimsuits and accessories dedicated to preserving our waters. Miguelina…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Surf’s Up for Riz’s Recycled (And Recyclable) Board Shorts for Men

Finally, an alternative to fast-fashion beachwear. Riz Boardshorts, the brainchild of surfer and swimwear designer Riz Smith, crafts its boardies from 100 percent recycled and…

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