21 Eco Conscious Swimsuit brands for kids

July 15, 2020

21 Eco Conscious Swimsuit brands for kids

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Summer is in full swing in Central New York and a lot of people are spending time in new pools or at the many numerous lakes in the US. Here's a great list of Eco-friendly swimwear for kids and infants!

 

1. BODEN

Boden has a few eco-friendly swimsuit pieces in their kids swimwear collection. We've included them in our list as they are committed to using regenerated or recycled swimwear by 2025. The capsule collection they do carry of eco-friendly swimwear is made of ECONYL® regenerated fabric. They are based in the UK but have an online store in the US. Sizes for boys and girls range from 3/6 months to 11/12.

2. COSMO CREW

Cosmo crew is a children's ethical swimwear brand that has playful prints for girls and boys from 6-12 months all the way up to 13-14 yrs. The swimsuits are made from Italian recycled fibers and organic cotton. The rash guards and pants can be worn in colder climates as a base layer. They are ethically made in Bali by a small, family owned factory.

3. ELLE EVANS

Elle Evans swimwear for teens as well as kids. They run from 0-1 up to 8-9 for kids and sizes 8-16 for teens with options for both boys and girls. Bathing suits are designed, printed and made to order in Melbourne Australia. They are made from ECONYL nylon fiber and Xtra life lycra. They are digitally printed - water based, non-toxic inks. They also minimize waste in their design - and the waste that is left behind becomes a frill or strap on another style. They finally ship through Sendle, a carbon neutral carrier out of Australia. The seamstresses are paid above minimum wage and only work 5 hours at a time with regular tea breaks.

4. FOLPETTO

Folpetto was created after Camilla (owner/founder) could not find quality Eco swimwear that offered protection against UVA and UVB rays while spending days at the beach. Folpetto's swimwear is made from ECONYL® yarn, in a small family owned factory in Italy. You can find short and long sleeve rash guards and board shorts for boys, as well as rash guards, one piece and two piece bathing suits for girls ages 6-12 months to 11-12 years.

5. FRIJA OMINA

Frija Omina makes one piece swimsuits for girls size 2T to size 7/8 (European sizing 92-122). Made from organic cotton and elastane or recycled nylon and lycra. Most of the production process takes place in Europe, to minimize the carbon footprint.

 

6. FRUGI

Frugi makes bright swimsuits with friendly animal faces and other fun prints for boys and girls 6-12 months up to 9-10 yrs. They are made from 100% post consumer recycled polyester or Oeko Tex approved nylon. Frugi works with suppliers based on Frugi's code of conduct. They also support a variety of charities supporting children around the world. They are based in Cornwall, UK but can be found a select retailers around the world.

7. GARY MASH

Gary Mash swimwear is 100% vegan and fairly produced. They offer swim shirts and swim shorts for for boys and girls from 3/6 month to 2/3 years. They have swim diapers for the littlest swimmers from 6-8 kg (13-18 lbs) to 13-17 kg (28-38 lbs). They are made with OEKO TEX standard 100 polyamide and/or polyester. Gary Mash is a Fair trade licensee with Fair trade international.

 

8. JESSICA REY

Jessica Rey's one piece swimsuits are playful and cute for a day at the beach or poolside. If your little one loves skirts and dresses, Jessica Rey has a selection of swimdresses for your little one. They come in size from Sizes 2/3 to 14 for some styles. They are made from 100% regenerated nylon and made in Los Angeles.

9. KITE CLOTHING

Kite Clothing has a selection of swimwear for boys, girls and babies ranging from 9/12 months to 10/11 years. The baby sizes run from 0/3 months to 5 years. The eco-friendly swimsuits are made from OEKO-TEX approved fabric (nylon and elastane). UK based.

10. LOOP SWIM

Loop Swim is a circular swimwear brand that makes all of their swimsuits with REPREVE® post consumer recycled PET (from plastic bottles). They have a swimsuit range for boys and girls from size 4 to 14 years, and board shorts from 2 to 12 years. They have also partnered with their fabric supplier, Unifi, to recycled their swimsuits at the end of its life. Ships out of China.

11. MINI RODINI

Mini Rodini is an ethical swimwear (and clothing!) brand for your little ones. Their swimsuits are made from ECONYL® and 100% recycled polyester that range in size 80/86 to 128/134 (about 9 months to 7-9 yrs) for boys and girls. They are also part of the Fair Wear Foundation and are part of the Fair Wear Foundation Living Wage program in India, and Mini Rodini has extended it to their factories in urkey Based in Sweden.

12. MYMARINI

Mymarini makes swimsuits for girls that are reversible to two designs, made fairly and without toxins. You can also mix and match any color and style you want! The swimsuits are designed for you to enjoy. They are made from ECONYL® regenerated fabric/nylon and available in sizes 3 to 8. Based in Germany.

13. NOBLE CARRIAGE

Noble Carriage is a curated shop for littles from birth to 7 yrs. Their vintage inspired swimwear for boys and girls from Kidwild is made from OEKO TEX certified polyester. They also carry Patagonia and Wolvenplay. Based in US.

14. NOMA

Noma makes gender neutral, sun protection swimwear that can be passed from sibling to sibling for years to come. Once it cannot be passed along anymore, return it to NOMA with their recycling program to keep themout of the landfi. Swimwear is made from ECONYL® recycled polyamide and lycra XTRA Life. Based in the UK.

15. OOBI

Oobi creates and makes swimsuits for girls From 2 yrs to 12 yrs. Has one for one donation (donates a garment to an Aussie Child in need for every purchase) and ethical production. The factories Oobi utilizes are audited by SEDEX and must receive a pass.  

 

 

16. PATAGONIA

Patagonia is an eco-friendly brand that has a variety of high performance swimwear for boys and girls make from recycled plastic or recycled polyester. They are involved and donate to various environmental activist groups.

17. SEASALT KIDS

Seasalt Kids makes swimsuits for girls with high performance recycled fibers such as nylon and polyester. These swimsuits are cute and colorful, but make no mistake they are built for wear and fun in chlorinated and saltwater! Made in the United States.

18. THREAD HARVEST

Thread Harvest is an online Eco Marketplace that curates brands from all over the world. They carry Elle Evans and Tscudo for their eco-friendly kids swimwear. They are based in Australia.

19. TILLY & JASPER

Tilly & Jasper is a curated eco-friendly marketplace for kidswear. They carry Frugi, Kite and Pigeon for their eco-friendly swimwear. Based in the UK.

20. WILD DILL

Wild Dill carries an assortment of printed Swim Diapers for your babies that are OEKO TEX Standard 100 certified. They have sizes from 9 to 37 lbs. Will Dill is a US based brand.

21. YOGA DEMOCRACY

Yoga Democracy has leggings that can do double duty as surf pants. Made from recycled water bottles and OEKO TEX certified, they are chlorine, sun cream and oil resistant as well as non pilling. Sizes from 4/5 to 12.

You can reduce the number of micro-plastics in the waterways by washing your bathing suit in a Guppyfriend™ - these are bags designed to catch the little micro-plastics and not allow them to go through from your washing machine to the waterways. You can purchase them here from Vitamin A swim or similar ones here from Wolven.




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