8 stylish and sustainable swimwear brands that are worth a purchase

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There is no shortage of cute styles to add to your summer wardrobe when it comes to swimwear. But not all of your favorite brands are necessarily kind to the earth.

Below, shop eight sustainable swimwear brands that utilize recycled materials to make their beautiful designs come to life. The earth will thank you!

1. OOKIOH

Why it’s great: OOKIOH’s beautiful designs are created with 100 percent regenerated materials. The brand is also on a mission to eliminate plastics from its footprint over the next two years.

What to shop: The brand’s Tangier one-piece features a high neckline, a low cut back and the quirky floral print of our dreams. Shop it in sizes XS-XL.

OOKIOH Tangier One-Piece, $100

Credit: OOKIOH

2. Vitamin A

Why it’s great: Vitamin A uses EcoLux™ to create its beautiful designs. EcoLux is “the first premium swim fabric made from recycled nylon fibers.” Also, all of its materials are “certified to meet the global Oeko-Tex standard for safe textiles.”

What to shop: If you are a surfer or just looking for extra sun protection, the Remy Rashguard is a perfect pairing with your favorite bikini bottoms or one-piece.

Vitamin A Remy Rashguard, $165

Credit: Vitamin A

3. Outerknown

Why it’s great: 90 percent of the fibers that Outerknown sources are “organic, recycled or regenerated.” The brand also sells Seea swimwear, which offers repairs and recycling for all of its suits.

What to shop: Like two suits in one, the Seea Brasilia Reversible Bikini Top and Bottom can be worn to show off its floral print or its solid cream side.

Seea Brasilia Reversible Bikini Top and Bottom, $80 each

Credit: Seea

4. FISCH

Why it’s great All of FISCH’s swimwear utilizes ECONYL®, “a 100 percent regenerated nylon fiber made from ghost fishing nets and other nylon waste.”

What to shop: FISCH’s Grenadins Blue Sail Top and Flamands Blue Sail Bottom styles both run true to size and have the sweetest sailboat print.

FISCH Grenadins Blue Sail Top, $105 (Orig. $155), Flamands Blue Sail Bottom, $81 (Orig. $115)

Credit: FISCH

5. Summersalt

Why it’s great: Summersalt’s swimwear is “made from a luxurious fabric that is crafted from 78 percent recycled polyamide.” The brand also uses poly bags for shipping its items; these bags are made from recycled materials.

What to shop: The brand’s very popular and inclusive Sidestroke one-piece comes in 12 different colors and sizes 0 through 24.

The Sidestroke, $95

Credit: Summersalt

6. prAna

Why it’s great: All of prAna’s swimwear is “designed with ECONYL® regenerated nylon and made by our Fair Trade Certified Factory™ partners.”

What to shop: prAna’s designs are sporty, functional and fashionable. The Lurisia One Piece was made for those looking for full bust coverage and a cheeky bottom.

prAna Lurisia One-Piece, $95

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7. Dippin’ Daisy’s

Why it’s great: 95 percent of the brand’s swimsuits are made from recycled pre- and post-consumer nylon. Plus, Dippin’ Daisy’s “production process is [a] low carbon [practice] and environmentally friendly.”

What to shop: Known for their punchy prints, inclusive sizing and affordable price points, Dippin’ Daisy’s Zen Top and Nocturnal Bottoms in the “New Wave’ pattern combine many trends in one pairing.

Dippin’ Daisys Zen Top and Nocturnal Bottoms, $48 and $44

Credit: Dippin’ Daisy’s

8. Galamaar

Why it’s great: All of Galamaar’s stunning products are made from “environmentally sound fabrics and proudly produced in Los Angeles, CA.”

What to shop: If you love a vintage vibe, Galamarr’s Simone Retro Top and High Bottom are a match made in heaven and are both made of 88 percent recycled Econyl® and 22 percent Spandex.

Galamarr Simone Retro Top and High Bottom, $158 and $124

Credit: Galamaar

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