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Why to buy: NATASHA TONIC's swimsuits come in vibrant colors and are GOTS certified, colored in the USA. Every style is personally made by Natasha in small batches in Los Angeles. Most of the styles are made to order and hand cut by the designer.
Natasha hand packs each suit in small quantities, free of plastic products. As the designer herself personally inspects every piece, you can be sure you're getting a high-quality product. The designer gives back to environmental organizations like Tree People, Only One, Mariposa DR Foundation, 5 Gyres and other non-profit organizations.
What we love: NATASHA TONIC offers plant-based swimwear that is more comfortable and breathable than standard polyester swimsuits. Their hemp swimwear –made out of hemp which is locally grown in California–, not only feels great on your skin but also helps eliminate CO2 from the atmosphere. Hemp requires less water than any other crop and enriches the soil as it grows. As a "bio-accumulator" for the soil, hemp doesn't require pesticides to grow. By buying NATASHA TONIC's hemp swimsuits, you're choosing a product that doesn't harm the environment and actually gives back.
Why to buy it: At María Malo, they care about the environment and the conservation of ecosystems. Maria Malo's collections are made of natural and regenerated materials such as Tencel Modal fibers; 100% natural, organic materials with Oeko Tex 100 and FSC certifications such as bamboo; and Econyl (which is regenerated nylon made from plastic waste).
In addition, the brand uses only natural dyes and screen prints by hand, using chemical-free water-based inks.
What we love: Akira is classic triangle bikini made with Econyl, a 100% regenerated fiber from fishnets and other nylon waste. Top and bottom have double reinforced fabric to flatter and support you no matter what your shape or size is. Wear resistant, crush resistant, and soil resistant, you will love the ultra soft Suede touch.
Made in Bali, Maria Malo supports small communities and producers with fair trade practices. All of their packaging is 100% recycled, recyclable, and reusable. If you plant their tags, you will get flowers!
Why to buy: VOLANS Swimwear creates high quality swimwear up to size 48 which is sustainable, ethical, innovative and women led. The exceptional design ensures the perfect fit and optimal support.
Swiss design, sustainable production, materials from Europe. Consciously designed in their Zurich studio and sustainably produced in Croatia, the mother and daughter designer-duo with experience and intuition for swimwear introduce their timeless collection of perfect-fit swimsuits and bikinis. All fabrics used by VOLANS meet the highest quality eco-standards, originating from specialised small manufacturers in Italy, Germany, and France. High-quality fabrics with SHAPE features enhance the silhouette and provides the body with a stunning line.
What we love: VOLANS combines tradition and a modern approach: Each piece is carefully created by hand on the doll, this is all done with the traditional craftsmanship, just as Mira designed swimwear over 40 years ago for renowned swimwear manufacturers.
All pieces are quick drying, have 50+ UV protection and are resistant to chlorine, salt, perspiration, and body lotions. In addition to their classic fabrics, VOLANS Swimwear now offers designs in extraordinary styles and materials such as velvet and textured fabrics. Thanks to their special look, they can become signature pieces of the 2023 swim season.
Why to Buy: In order to fulfil the vision of protecting the Earth, Eno sources their environmentally-friendly fabrics and fittings from sustainable suppliers in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Austria, with all garments currently handmade in London. Founders Florence and Marta want to give every person the choice to shop sustainably: “We believe that everyone plays an active role in preventing harm to our planet — whether they have two, one or no breasts and it’s our mission to give everybody the choice to switch to sustainable fashion.” - says Marta, co- founder of Eno.
What we love: One Breasted people deserve body euphoria! Sustainable brand Eno has unveiled their innovative capsule collection of eco-conscious bras and swimwear designed especially for post-unilateral mastectomy wear. The brand promotes empowerment and self-acceptance with forward thinking designs that fit perfectly and embellish the flat sided chest.
Like co-founder Florence, who had breast cancer, many people didn’t realise that there was another choice than to replicate what they once had, especially in a society where two breasts are still symbolic of femininity and beauty.