Your bikini just got more eco-friendly, and it’s about time

The cut, the design, the fabric, the colours… all of these things have been essential factors in deciding our choice of swimwear. And finally, you can now add one more important factor to the list: sustainability. Some of the world’s hottest swimwear brands are releasing sustainable options to their range so you can say hello to a more earth-friendly time in the sun.


With its whimsical and delightfully feminine prints in vintage-style cuts, Peony has been a cult favourite among women looking for a timeless poolside look. The Australian boutique label just released its first sustainable collection made from recycled and regenerated nylon yarn. The new ‘Narrative’ collection is the brand’s first step into sustainability, proving that style and care can live beautifully together. 

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Photography: Peony via Instagram


Who said you can’t look fabulous while doing your part for the planet? Showing that cutting-edge style is not just skin-deep, FAE swim is an eco-friendly label that uses 100% regenerated polyamide fiber from post-consumer materials. Combined with LYCRA, each resulting garment is stronger, more durable and resistant to chlorine and sun creams. Now, that’s a win/win.

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Photography: FAE via Instagram


For big, well-established brands, it can be difficult to transform sustainable practices. However Tigerlily is one iconic brand that is choosing to take the environment seriously and lead the way for others. Tigerlily has recently announced that close to 50% of its swimwear launching in 2018 is now made using recycled fibres, and over 60% of its print fabrics are free from toxic chemicals as certified by OEKO-TEX®. Information is power – so we love that you can read Tigerlily’s code of ethics on the website before you decide to add to cart.

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Photography: Tigerlily via Instagram