Swimsuit season can’t get here fast enough. By now, you already know what will be trending on the beach in 2014, but you may not be aware that there are sustainable beachwear options as well. Some companies take social responsibility into consideration, others may be more concerned with their direct impact on the environment, and some may even be conscious of both. No matter the case, there are plenty of options in the market for those who want to be socially and environmentally responsible, yet still be able to turn heads when visiting their favorite beach.
|Fables by Barrie suits are designed, developed, and manufactured in San Diego, California.||CurleeBikini has "zero waste" policies, uses eco friendly materials, and has NO manufacturer.|
|Aguaclara’s hand-made natural products help provide jobs for over 200 people in Peru.||ECO SWIM uses fabrics made from recycled materials and helps organize beach clean ups.|
|Karla Colletto suits are made in Virginia from eco-engineered textiles.||La Isla uses fabrics locally sourced in Colombia and all employees are local head-of-household women.|
|Marysia Swim is based in New York City and uses environmentally friendly fabrics made in Italy.||Nanette Lepore helps raise awareness for American-made clothing with a hand-crafted feel.|
|Koru uses recycled, plantable hangtags, bamboo care labels and recycled cotton accessory bags.||Olga Olsson focuses on the natural beauty of raw materials such as Italian vegetable tan leather.|
Don’t forget about swimwear from H&M, who partners up with WaterAid to help people in need in Bangladesh, Pakistan and India. And for the men looking to get in on the action, try something from Onia's swim line. You're bound to find something to your liking from their wide array of styles.
Roberto Jaimes is a Texas A&M graduate and a Web Content Editor at CheapCaribbean.com. Roberto can do a thing or two in Adobe Creative Suite and spends his free time watching/playing soccer and exploring Mexico and the Caribbean.