Where it’s produced is also something look out for, the further away it’s produced, the further it’s had to travel to get to you.
The brand’s messaging is also important, a great example is Salt Gypsy below which encourages renewable energy by actually contributing to energy projects in New South Wales.
Lastly, look for well-constructed swimwear that will last and you’ll treasure.
Camp Cove has the best designs and cuts of any swimwear brand I’ve ever seen or worn. I wear my two-piece surfing and so far, no embarrassing mishaps.
The Australian designed and made swimwear label combines retro and unique designs with comfort. The swimsuits are manufactured ethically on the South Coast of New South Wales and printed in Sydney.
All the pieces have recycled fabrics in the lining and each piece has been carefully constructed to last. Katherine Hampton, who grew up in Newcastle NSW, started the brand in 2013 and it has continued to grow in strength.
Starting out in Adelaide by Amy Roberts, this apparel brand produces beautiful basic pieces for everyday wear that will last.
The brand is focused on ethical production and eco-friendly materials. They manufacture 100% in Australia, working with local knitting mills and dye houses. They have committed to transparency and an ethical supply chain, hence why they are accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia. The materials used are also organic and eco-friendly, whilst producing limited numbers to reduce waste.
The swimwear is reasonably priced, eco conscious and still look flattering. They are produced from recycled Nylon and chlorine resistant Lycra. There are also some pretty cool colours available (the green is amazing!).
On the website they have a full list of their factories and material manufacturing – check it out.