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Top 6 Sustainable Swimwear Brands

by | Dec 13, 2019

We’re happy to be turning our backs on 2019. It’s time to enjoy the summer and the beach is calling. In preparation for our and your time off, we’ve been on the lookout for the most sustainable swimwear brands in South Africa. So here are our six favourite sustainable swimwear brands for this summer!

Chasing Bees

Chasing bees is a small family-run enterprise based in Cape Town that makes a range of patterned swim trunks. The trunks are all designed, printed and sewn in Cape Town. The company supports environmental conservation by giving a minimum of 5% of the profit on each trunk sold to, an organisation dedicated to the study of wild bees and other pollinators and the conservation of their habitat.

Cost: Products are R690.

Visit their website here.

Atlas Label

Atlas Label’s swimwear is made entirely from ECONYL®, a regenerated nylon made from landfill and ocean waste. The sustainable swimwear is produced locally in Cape Town at an ethical factory and is packaged in reusable bags, also produced locally.

Cost: R600- R1300

Visit the wesbite here.

Asha Eleven

Asha Eleven’s new Summer Swimwear Collection is made using 90% recycled rPET.  All the products are made in Cape Town. Printing is also certified eco-friendly.

Cost: Products are R1495

Website is here.

Akina Label

Akina Label’s sustainable swimwear is also made from ECONYL®. Their products are cut and sewn in their factory in Cape Town and packaged in a 100% recycled plastic zip bag.

Cost: Products range between R500- R1200

Visit the website here.

January and June

January and June is another South African swimwear brand using ECONYL® –  creating beautiful, longer lasting products that turn trash into treasure.

All their products are also shipped in AVANI biodegradable bags.

Cost: Tops:R700 Bottoms: R700

Visit their website here.

Julz Swim

Julz Swim is a local South African brand that provides affordable, comfortable and sustainable swimwear. At least three of her designs are made of 100% recycled fabrics. Julz Swim also supports local women from surrounding communities. All fabrics and garments are made and sourced locally.

Cost: Prices range between R650 – R950

Visit her website here.


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