summersalt swimsuit

Swimwear just got a little more earth-friendly thanks to Summersalt, the new sustainable brand.

Typical swimwear is made of some combination of synthetic fibers like lycra, spandex, polyester, or nylon. Summersalt promises to use only recycled materials, although they don’t specify precisely what fabrics are used only that they are “more durable than ordinary suits.”

They also try to reduce their carbon footprint by using recycled materials for packaging, mailers, hand tags, and labels.

We appreciate the brand making an effort, although we are definitely curious to learn more about the materials used, especially because they assert that the planet is their “number one concern,” behind their customers.

Co-founder Lori Coulter told Refinery29,

“We created Summersalt to provide designer swimwear without the designer price tag, and a brand that stood for the way we live our lives — beyond the lounge chair, from a slip and slide in the backyard to an adventure in Morocco.”

All swimwear is under $95, so not a fortune but also not a bargain, and only comes in straight sizes up to 14. Designs include color-blocked one pieces and bikinis, as well as a few solid pieces featuring mesh.

This is a great idea and the brand has loads of potential. But now it’s up to them to see their pledge to sustainability to the end.

Still looking for your next swimsuit? Check out our recommendations for cute one-pieces under $40.

Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel (by far!), but when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her hanging with her kitty Tom or tweeting at Sen. Chuck Schumer.

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