Minimalist, sustainable swimwear that you will definitely want to have this summer
Summer is here, which means it’s time to bring out the swimsuits and White Claws!
If you have a cart full of swimsuits on several fast fashion apps, I’m asking you to stop and rethink buying the $12 swimsuit that will only last you a few months before it falls apart in the washing machine.
Let’s take a quick dive into some brands that produce more sustainable swimsuits that have less of an impact on the environment.
Cuup is a sustainable undergarment and swimwear brand that functions on the basis of making garments that are minimal and fit perfectly to your body. In collaboration with ECONYL, their high-performance regenerated nylon was created using recycled fishing nets pulled straight from the sea, along with discarded carpet and pre and post consumer waste.
Their minimal but classic designs have propelled the brand into popularity and has landed them publicity from fashion magazines as big as Vogue. CUUP receives an average of 4.5 stars out of 5 for customer satisfaction with the quality of their products.
Wolven is a sustainable activewear and swimwear brand that prides themselves in coming together to care for the earth, or as they state on their website, “By making sustainable choices and honoring the earth, we move forward.” Wolven uses PET fabrics: an innovative, versatile fabric created by breaking down discarded plastics and recycling them into textiles and apparel.
Their mission is to fight the never-ending wardrobe, unethical fashion practices, and the sacrifices made by our planet for people to keep up with trends.
Their ability to make sustainability SEXY is a huge selling point for me!
DEPOP AND POSHMARK
Last but not least, the best way to keep a sustainable swimwear collection is to buy items second hand on websites such as Depop or Poshmark.
I recently started buying second-hand clothes from these websites and you can find great deals on name brand items. Using this method of buying upcycled swimwear allows the items to be used again by someone else rather than being disposed of. Since the clothes are being worn by someone new, there is no need for the new consumer to buy a new swimsuit therefore, reducing their footprint on the environment.
Keep hot girl summer from becoming a burning girl summer by shopping more sustainably!
Fashion Editor: Jaquan Caine