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We’re all guilty of the bathing suit bulk-order during summer, which usually only lasts that season. That’s why we’ve curated a list of eco-friendly swimwear brands that keep the environment and style top of mind. These Canadian-based brands have put their efforts into supporting our ecosystem by choosing fabrics, processes and packaging that contribute to benefiting our climate rather than taking from it. Keep reading for five amazing companies changing the game of sustainable swimwear.
Jordyn Leah Swim | @jordynleahswim
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After lovingly wearing a pricey bikini for a few weeks and having it fade and lose shape, Jordyn became determined to create something longer-lasting to lower the impact on the environment. Today, her modern suits are made out of a new, super-soft, fabric that can be thrown right into your recycling bin when you’re looking to switch up your fit. These super chic swimsuits will have you feeling your best and give you the chance to shop for new items without adding damage to the fashion industry.
Ūnika Swim | @unikaswim
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These super-sexy swimsuits are your go-to for any fashion-forward beach day with sizes XS-4XL available and are super adjustable. In addition to their pre-made items, they make custom pieces to fit your body type at their storefront in Yorkville, Toronto, with hundreds of designs, fabrics and colours to choose from. Each bathing suit is made out of 100% regenerated nylon yard taken from pre and post-industrial waste from materials like discarded fishnets.
SELFISH Swimwear | @selfishswimwear
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Handmade with love in Montreal, their brand encourages individuals to be themselves, bringing in a boatload of confidence. The one-of-a-kind swimsuits are crafted with 100% recycled nylon fibers, so not only do you feel cute but so will the environment. Selfish has some beautiful designs that are perfect for those looking for something extra unique, with bold designs paired with popping colours.
Londre Bodywear | @londrebodywear
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The Vancouver, BC-based swim brand is breaking hearts and barriers, with stunning suits made from recycled bottles with a silky smooth look and feel. At the start of the season, they launched a collab with body positivity phenom, @thebirdspapaya, with an exclusive floral pattern that has hidden vulvas painted on the one-piece and bikini. Their goal is to keep you feeling your best with flattering shapes and super cute colours while activating for climate change to make our planet healthier.
Mimi and August | @mimiandaugust
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The Montreal-designed-based brand showcases body confidence by using every type of woman to model their brand and allowing customers to be a part of the fun by applying here. Mimi and August have comfortable basics and stunning designs in shapes that fit whatever coverage you’re looking for. They consciously create their pieces to reduce their environmental footprint and focus on non-fast fashion by producing limited quantities and don’t launch seasonal collections.
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