Where to buy sustainable basics- women’s swimsuits

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With summer fast approaching, now is the time to start exploring your options if you need a new swimsuit. Below are recommended products and what makes them sustainable.

Hunza G

What makes it sustainable:

  • This swimwear brand stands out from the rest because of its unique one size fits all material. Made with a crinkle stretch fabric, Hunza G eliminates waste caused by overproduction by producing in small batches and ensuring swimwear can fit all women. Buying one of these suits will also save you money in the long run since you won’t have to buy new swimwear as your body changes. Hunza G also offers a repair program for customers within six months after their purchase, and it is a carbon neutral company.

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  • This basic bikini is a classic style for Hunza G, which focuses on inclusivity. The crinkle-cut makes the swimsuit unique and recognizable.

Vitamin A

What makes it sustainable:

  • Vitamin A uses recycled, eco-friendly materials, energy-efficient factories, and improved distribution to make sustainable swimwear. The founder previously worked with Patagonia before partnering with mills in Italy, Canada, and California to create the perfect recycled materials. To be sure Vitamin A suits are better than others, the brand recently implemented a statistic box at the bottom of each product page to show customers exactly how much water, waste, energy, and emissions were saved from their purchase.

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  • This one-piece avoided 1.1 pounds of carbon equivalent emissions and saved 0.9 kWh of energy. It also comes in five sizes ranging from XS to XL.

Tropic of C

What makes it sustainable:

  • Tropic of C primarily uses recycled nylon fabric -- econyl -- to reduce new synthetic materials. This swimsuit brand was founded with nature in mind and uses various regenerated fabrics and packaging options to reduce waste. Tropic of C also uses digital textile printing to save water and energy compared to traditional screen printing.

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  • Not every product on the Tropic of C website is eco-friendly, but most of the styles are sustainable in some way. All suits that are made with sustainable materials or practices are labeled with an “eCo” symbol.


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