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Best Children’s Swimwear / Eco Swimwear Collection | Junior Design Awards 2020

The winning children's swimwear and Eco swimwear collections are revealed in the Junior Design Awards 2020

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JUNIOR DESIGN AWARDS 2020 GOLD WINNER:  Best Children’s Swimwear / Eco Swimwear Collection

WHO: Canopea

WHAT: A French sun-protective swimwear brand for children, made in Europe from recycled fiber and certified UPF50+

WHY: This swimwear brand is outstanding on so many levels and our judges were incredibly impressed with its amazing quality, chic, simple designs and commitment to being as environmentally responsible as possible. With skin cancers on the rise and marine life being threatened by sun cream, Canopea’s in-built UPF50+ protection provides a very important alternative to coating children’s bodies in creams and the recycled yarn used to make the costumes saves on water and energy as well preventing plastics entering the ocean and landfill. Our judges loved the sleek simple styles inspired by 1930’s fashion and loved the stunning editorial shoots commissioned by the brand.

A truly excellent swimwear brand that is not only beautiful to look at but kinder to the environment too. My daughter is a big fan!
Bonita Turner, Editor of Junior
Really beautiful designs and colours.
Carly Stevens, stylist an founder of Style & Substance Blog @carlyjstevens
Sam Dean, Beauty Journalist and Brand Copywriter
This brand is aesthetically beautiful and has a great outlook on marrying kindness with cool.
Ellie Crompton, Contributing Editor, Junior

WHERE: Canopea

JUNIOR DESIGN AWARDS 2020 SILVER WINNER:  Best Children’s Swimwear / Eco Swimwear Collection

WHO: Bonbon Swim

WHAT: A sustainable swimwear brand that has a fun but classic feel made with protective and sustainable UPF 50+, oeko-tex and GRS certified fabrics. For ages 6 months – 5 years.

WHY: The charming prints and double faced fabrics in this swimwear collection really impressed our judges who loved the simple but pretty details –  think ruffles and single tie bows –  and the well fitting, high quality feel of the pieces. The brand’s dedication to being eco-efficient was evident in their commitment to well treated staff, the use of eco-friendly, organic, recycled and dead stock fabrics for production and biodegradable and/or recycled polybags and packaging that are perfect as reusable beach pouches.

A really lovely swimwear brand with that blends traditional silhouettes and bold prints beautifully. I love the finishing touches such as the ruffles and bows on the suits. They are details my daughter would love too.
Carly Stevens, stylist an founder of Style & Substance Blog @carlyjstevens
Just adorable. I particularly like the rash vests and that super cute lemon print.
Bonita Turner, Editor of Junior

WHERE: BonBon Swim

JUNIOR DESIGN AWARDS 2020 JOINT BRONZE WINNER:  Best Children’s Swimwear / Eco Swimwear Collection

WHO: Lison Paris

WHAT: A luxury swimwear brand for children that takes its inspiration from couture swimwear.

WHY: Our judges felt these Parisian bikinis and swimming costumes made by two sisters, were absolutely stunning and loved the attention to detail, the beautiful prints and the technically excellent construction. Each piece feels like a personal creation and there was a sense that this was a very special brand built on true passion and skill. A cotton frilled bikini with embroidery was remarked on time and time again, as was the brand’s commitment to eco-friendly production and packaging. All plastic bags from the warehouse to the customer are made from biodegradable corn starch bags, and many of the brand’s bestsellers are made from 80% recycled fibres made from abandoned fishing nets.

Bold and beautiful.
Sam Dean, Beauty Journalist and Brand Copywriter
These costumes are absolutely stunning and would be perfect for taking on a special trip.
Bonita Turner, Editor of Junior

WHERE: Lison Paris

JUNIOR DESIGN AWARDS 2020 JOINT BRONZE WINNER:  Best Children’s Swimwear / Eco Swimwear Collection


WHAT: A children’s swimwear collection created entirely from ocean derived plastics (repurposed REPREVE polyester) offering full UV50 sun protection.

WHY: Our panel was very impressed by the excellent quality of this collection and the use of hand-drawn prints reflective of Scandinavian nature in the brand’s  signature colour palette. The judges were excited to learn that every piece in this collection is constructed entirely from REPREVE polyester meaning that each garment essentially removes wasteful plastic from nature and our oceans, bringing it back in circulation to serve a new purpose. A stylish, technically excellent collection to be proud of with strong eco-credentials.

A really stunning collection made with active children and comfort in mind with the wellbeing of our planet at the fore.
Bonita Turner, Editor of Junior
Love the watercolour prints that give this collection a soft dreamy feel and the level of thought that has gone into making these pieces as eco-friendly as possible is impressive.
Ellie Crompton, Contributing Editor, Junior

WHERE: MiniATure