Best Children’s Eco Swimwear Collection | Junior Design Awards 2021

When it comes to choosing children's swimwear we will always look at the eco offerings first- and when they are as gorgeous as these award winning brands - you will too!

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WINNER OF BEST CHILDREN’S ECO SWIMWEAR COLLECTION: GOLD

WHO: Canopea
WHAT: SS2021 Between Sea & Sky Collection
WHY: This incredibly elegant swimwear range that caters for the whole family, really stood out to our judges who loved the clean lines, simple flourishes and fantastic quality of every piece. The SS21 palette was deemed beautiful, with a range of deep, rich colours as well as joyful baby blue, really hitting the mark. The JDA panel were also impressed with the brand’s ongoing commitment to environmental responsibility using recycled fibres to create their UPF50+ fabric meaning less sunscreen in the ocean.

Beautiful collection and fitting. Love the fact that it's UPF50+
Bonnie Van Geel, Stylist and Photographer @pepperpics
Oh it’s just the prettiest swimwear brand isn’t it? Adore the ruffles…
Charlotte Kewley, Children’s Stylist
I love the design – simple and really good quality.
Alexandra Tolstoy, Style Expert, TV Presenter and Adventurer

WHERE: Canopea

WINNER OF BEST CHILDREN’S ECO SWIMWEAR COLLECTION: JOINT SILVER

WHO: Dinosea
WHAT: UPF50+ sustainable and roarsome swimwear for kids
WHY: FUN. That is what Dinosea, the new aquatic off-shoot of Dinoski are all about. Our judges loved this capsule collection of co-ordinating swimwear that is bright, bold and oh so cool. The broad stripes in gorgeous colour combos gave a slight retro feel to the collection, while matching towelling ponchos with animal head shaped hoods and the cutest sun hats with ears, really made the panel smile. Keeping the planet safe is core to this brand’s ethos and our panel were excited to learn that not only do these pieces look wonderful but that each swimsuit is made from 11x 1L recycled plastic bottles!

Some super cool pieces here. I’d love to shoot this brand! It just works. I love hearing about the inspiring production process too. Clearly an honest brand. ❤
Charlotte Kewley, Children’s Stylist and founder @thlittlestylist
A swimwear collection that truly puts kids’ needs and the health of our planet front and centre.
Bonita Turner, Editor of Junior
SO much thought and care has gone into this range. I love the secret pockets for shell collecting!
Eleonore Crompton, Contributing Editor, Junior

WHERE: Dinosea

WINNER OF BEST CHILDREN’S ECO SWIMWEAR COLLECTION: JOINT SILVER

WHO: Folpetto
WHAT: Ethical Sustainable UV-Protective Swimwear for Children
WHY: Our judges were struck by these playful and whimsical designs that blend the trims and finishes you would expect to find on daywear with form fitting, well made swimwear. Two-tier ruffle necklines on sunshine yellow swimsuits and bikinis, waterfall frills on a white halter neck swimsuit and contrast piping had our panel in raptures. Although these pieces look incredibly stylish, they are made with practicality in mind and what could be more practical than preserving our planet? The panel were impressed by this brand’s eco-credentials, using eco-friendly fabric made with 100% recycled polyamide and polyester yarn from post consumer materials like discarded carpets, abandoned fishnets and other plastic waste collected from the sea.

Really lovely designs for girls and boys with incredible attention to detail and a commitment to sustainability.
Bonita Turner, Editor of Junior
A super pretty, high quality brand. Would love to dress my girls in all of it!
Charlotte Kewley, Children’s Stylist and founder @thelittlestylist
Very pretty detailing.
Alexandra Tolstoy, Style Expert, TV Presenter and Adventurer

 WHERE: Folpetto

WINNER OF BEST CHILDREN’S ECO SWIMWEAR COLLECTION: BRONZE

WHO: Frugi
WHAT: Recycled Swimwear
WHY: Putting people and the planet first is Frugi’s mantra and their gorgeous swimwear that caters for children from 0-10 years is in full alignment with this. As Frugi explain, by turning old plastic into swimwear, dependence on petroleum as a raw material is reduced as well as the amount of plastic going into landfill and oceans, thereby preventing water and air pollution and soil contamination. As well as being eco-friendly, Frugi’s swimwear features gorgeous nature inspired patterns that celebrate our planet and help children develop an affinity with nature from an early age. Our judges particularly liked the crocodile motif and some gorgeous tropical parrots.

This company really take the preservation of our planet seriously and I love their happy, shiny, rainbow powered swimwear.
Bonita Turner, Editor of Junior
Fun pieces I’m sure kids would love.
Charlotte Kewley, Children’s Stylist
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WHERE: Frugi