Why to buy: We totally love this swimwear. Made with ECONYL, the Coral Swimwear by Spanish sustainable brand Medina also offers UV and UPF 50+ protection.
Medina Swimwear is a modern, ethical, and honest company that believes in transparency. They use resources that are beneficial to the environment, as well as all life whether it be on land and/or in our oceans. "It is up to us to create a brighter, more sustainable future for all" - founders say.
What we love: Medina Swimwear is an eco-conscious luxury swimwear brand. Medina’s pieces allow women to discover what shapes and silhouettes are most suitable for them without categorizing them into a one-size-fits-all box.
All collections feature swimwear that not only looks and feels great but also takes the environment into account. They believe that we can mitigate, and possibly reverse, environmental damage through smart design. All swimsuits promote playfulness, empowerment, and ease.
Price: 216 € – 255 € - $ 264 - 310 USD | Shop it now: MEDINA SWIMWEAR
Why to buy: New York designer Mara Hoffman has been striving to make the brand as sustainable as possible by crafting each collection in socially responsible conditions using ethically sourced and recycled fabrics. Expect printed beachwear and feminine silhouettes that are guaranteed to stand out on vacation.
What we love: Tie-front, halter-neck one piece with signature center cutout, made from recycled polyester and spandex with UPF 50+ protection, the Maddy One Piece features an open back and hook fastering at the neck.
Price: 226 € - $ 274 USD | Shop it now: MARA HOFFMAN
Why to buy: Anna Jean Kos is a small, made to order brand based in New Zealand (with international shipping). Each piece is designed and made by Anna using carefully selected fabrics that are kind to humans and the environment. The latest swimwear collection is made from a combination of designer dead stock fabrics and Econyl.
All linen clothing is cold-batch dyed, a slower process that reduces water, energy and chemical usage. The fabrics used are Oeko-Tex certified (free of harmful substances) and all manufactured under safe and ethical working conditions.
Anna’s made to order process not only reduces waste, but allows for size and shape customisations. Each design is made to embrace the body and they’re only producing what is needed.
What we love: AJK slows down the process of fashion to create pieces you’ll never want to take off. We love that each order has been made especially for you, by Anna.“Being in New Zealand, surrounded by the ocean and native bush, I grew up with a deep respect and appreciation for the environment, as well as those who nurture it as opposed to exploit it. I wanted those values to flow through to my brand”.
The bikinis have become signature to the brand, taking the classic eighties high-cut bottoms, combined with contemporary patterns and tones. Options include cheeky, modest or high waisted, depending on your mood. They’re soft, beautiful and lined with elastic to stay in place - “my friends like to frolic in the waves, so this was a must!”
Price: 123 € / $148 USD | Shop it now: ANNA JEAN KOS
Why to buy: Who said orange is reserved for the daring? Make a statement by the beach or at the pool and get this iconic orange one-piece by All Sisters, a Barcelona-based, eco-friendly swimwear brand that uses the highest quality of recycled fabrics to create its high-end swimsuits, taking into account the needs of the modern woman who loves fashion and sports.
What we love: If you want to feel sexy and confident at the same time, the ANDROMEDAE one-piece will attract all eyes on your sexy back, while flattering your shape with its cleverly placed cutouts in the waist and chest.
All designs are made by hand in Portugal and in Recycled Polyester, with GRS (Global Recycle Standard) and OEKO-Tex Standard 100 certificate.
Price: 122 € - $ 148 USD | Shop it now: ALL SISTERS
Why to buy: Anima Women’s Surf Style is an eco-conscious beachwear brand, created for women who love the ocean, sustainability and healthy living. Slowfashion values are present throughout the brand, taking special care in materials, the environment and respect for people.The ponchos and kimonos are handmade in Europe with Bamboo and Oeko-tex certified cotton (free of harmful chemicals for the skin and the environment). The Turkish Peshtemal towel is totally different from a conventional towel, with its distinguished soft touch and extreme lightness and absorbency, it combines anti-bacterial and anti-allergic properties of the Peshtemal fabric. Designed in the Canary Islands, Ánima Women’s Surf Style presents a unique and exclusive collection per year with a limited edition.
What we love: The brand is only for women but this year it has presented a UNISEX model, longer, for men or tall women can enjoy their exclusive poncho. Also this year it presents a baby towel to match the women's ponchos. Another piece in the collection is the t-shirts with the Fairwear seal, made of Bamboo, organic cotton and Tencel Lyocel, and silk-screened in Spain with ecological inks. With designs connected with Nature and the empowerment of women. 5% of the organic t-shirts sales support local NGOs that work to protect the biodiversity in the Islands, more specifically, devoted to the care of turtles in Cape Town, the conservation of cetaceans and the reforestation of Canary Islands. Designer, photographer, surfer and mother Esperanza Bringas is the author of the brand, who finds daily inspiration in the beauty of nature and the ocean of the islands.
Price: 50 € - $ 60 USD | Shop it now: ANIMA WOMEN'S SURF
Why to buy: Washed Ashore was founded around core values of defense of the ocean and preservation of marine resources, community, education, and people empowerment. To them, sustainability is not a trend, it is their lifestyle and everything they strive for.
The Pukha necklace is made of deadstock natural saltwater Japanese Akoya keshi pearls and 100% recycled handmade sterling silver closure.
What we love: An homage to the famous shell necklaces of the 90s, the Pukha necklace boasts pearls instead of the traditional Hawaiian shells, presenting Washed Ashore’s favorite treasures of the sea. The name “Pukha” was picked for this piece to signify the close ties pearls have to royalty all throughout history.
Price: 400 € / $490 USD | Shop it now: WASHED ASHORE
Why to buy: Karl Lagerfeld welcomes model, actress and activist Amber Valletta as co-creator of their first sustainable accessories collection. The line of essential accessories is crafted using innovative, socially sustainable materials sourced with minimal ecological impact.
This environmentally conscious collection is part of KARL LAGERFELD’s ongoing commitment to achieving key environmental goals shared in the G7 Fashion Pact.
What we love: Keep toiletries, make-up or jewellery safely stored with this recycled cotton washbag from the new KARL LAGERFELD x Amber Valletta collection. This on-the-go essential accessory is made with 90% GRS-certified recycled cotton colored with organic pigments in a neutral sandy hue.
Price:£ 89 / 124 USD / € 103 | Shop it now: KARL LAGERFELD
Why to buy:Luxiders Print Issue 6 represents a beautiful escapism to a better future! Meet writers Fatimah Asghar and Safia Elhillo. Get to know Lakin Ogunbanwo’s work counting the way that Africa/Nigeria has been erroneously written through the lenses of racism and colonialism. Get inspired by Emma Larsson‘s world, made of watercolour strokes and gripping shades of pigment that blend and give birth to new ranges of colour.
Explore with us the beauty of diversity through a “Supernatural” fashion story. Analyze the power of biocouture and say hello to the new architects that are shaping modern life in the context of climate change. Get lost in the desert of Fuerteventura. Let your fears die with dreams!!
What we love: Luxiders Magazine is the leading Sustainable Culture Magazine for conscious people. The magazine spotlights the excellence in aesthetics, cutting-edge products and lifestyle experiences strictly related to a sustainable approach. Our Print Issue N.6 focuses on artists, poets, designers, photographers and brands which make us proud.
Overall, Luxiders Magazine aspires to expand the responsable consumption Worldwide, building a culture of respect, with positive effects on the economy, society and the environment by reducing poverty, hunger, pollution, climate change and inequalities and increasing well-being, justice and peace. Your purchase supports our work and mission: spreading sustainable culture worldwide.
Price: £ 12 / 12 € | Shop it now: LUXIDERS MAGAZINE 6