Responsible Beachwear Brands to Know
For many of us, vacations are about slowing down. Perhaps, then, it’s right that our holiday wardrobes follow suit. Sustainable swimwear, consciously produced beach separates, ethical accessories; it’s never been easier to invest in vacation outfits that do good as well as looking it. This summer, take note of our newest beachwear brands that are making waves in the world of responsible fashion.
Founded by a textile design major, Boteh is known for collections that are, unsurprisingly, a joyous cacophony of print and colour. Using only plant-derived materials like linen, cotton and Lenzing viscose, the brand creates mosaic patterns across its swim and ready-to-wear, using clever print placement to minimise fabric waste. Live your best bohemian life in paisley-print dresses and flowing maxi skirts, slipped over classic string bikinis that never go out of style.
Like many of the best beachwear brands, Savannah Morrow’s story starts in Australia. Raised in a small coastal town, surrounded by nature, the designer taps into her rustic roots with organic textures and an earthy palette across free-flowing dresses and separates. Steering clear of synthetics, the brand uses biodegradable materials and natural dyeing methods – a conscious approach that even extends to recycled swing tags. Limiting output to a maximum of three collections per year, Savannah Morrow works closely with small producers and seamstresses all over the world to ensure safe and ethical working conditions throughout its supply chains.
Ever heard of Econyl® swimwear? You likely have Fisch to thank for it. Having spent a happy childhood snorkelling around the St Barth’s coast, founder Agnes Fischer has held a lifelong appreciation for the ocean. Which is why, back in 2017, this eco-innovative brand was one of the first to utilise Econyl® – a regenerated fibre crafted from abandoned fishing nets and other types of nylon waste – in the production of swimwear. What’s more, Fisch employs a fabric mill that is just two hours away from the factory that makes its swimwear, keeping its carbon footprint to a minimum.