There are plenty of kids’ swimwear labels investing in sustainably sourced and recycled fabrics so that you can take a dip in the ocean knowing that you’re helping to protect it…
Marks & Spencer
M&S is making big waves when it comes to putting the environment front and centre. Their new sustainably produced swimwear range uses fabric made from recycled bottles, helping to reduce the amount of plastic waste that ends up in landfill and our oceans every year. Oh, and we absolutely love the on trend aquatic prints and seersucker fabrics. With 50+ ultra violet protection factor, chlorine resistant colours and extra stretch fabrics for ease of dressing, this is one of the most considered and thoughtful ranges we have seen.
Available in store and online from Marks & Spencer
UV protective, sustainably made from recycled fibres and exceptionally stylish, this French swimwear brand for boys and girls ticks all the boxes. Featuring bright colours and plenty of beautiful detailing – think ruffles, bows and rope trims and designed for kids aged 2 -10 with UPF 50+ as standard, this label is a huge Junior favourite.
Available from Smallable
The high street store’s sustainably made and responsibly sourced S.E.W collection is going from strength to strength and now includes a gorgeous range of kid’s swimwear and summer pieces made from recycled polyester. The polyester is derived from PET plastic bottles which are formed into strings of yarn, before being dyed and woven together to create a soft-touch texture. Unicorns and seascape prints are sure to be a huge hit with mini beach combers.
Available in store and online at Monsoon
Joseph & Alexander
If you’re looking for eye catching swimming trunks that are trying to tackle the problem of plastic in our oceans from the bottom up (so speak!), then this is the swimwear label for you. Joseph & Alexander designs are produced in mini and adult sizes and every pair is made using plastic that was previously floating in the sea and all the dyes they use are eco friendly. The brand donates 10 % of their annual profits to anti plastic pollution charity, Plastic Oceans UK Foundation.
Available online at Joseph & Alexander
This bright and beautiful Australian swimwear label describes itself as “an ethical brand providing conscious choices for progressive parents.” We think they’ve summed you up perfectly! Their swimwear is made from Italian Carvico, which is a combination of Econyl and Lycra Xtra Life. Econyl is a sustainable fabric made from recycled fibres such as ghost fishing nets and plastic bottles recovered from our oceans. Their clothing is ethically produced to Fairtrade standards in a family run factory in Bali and the packaging Cosmo Crew uses is biodegradable. We’re seriously impressed.
Love & Honor
We love this swimwear company that makes small batch collections for children and women of the sea, as they refer to their customers. Chic, simple cuts in mouthwatering sorbet shades made from regenerated and recycled materials make this a swimwear brand to celebrate on every level. The main collection is available year round and only gets added to when needed, so there’s no overproduction, the collection is ethically produced and all packaging is recycled too. These people really do love and honour the planet.
Available from Love & Honor