Swimwear just got a little more earth-friendly thanks to Summersalt, the new sustainable fashion brand.
Typical swimwear is made of some combination of synthetic fibers like lycra, spandex, polyester, or nylon. But Summersalt promises that their suits are composed of at least 78% recycled materials, including recycled plastics, leftover nylon, and even waste pulled straight from the ocean, like old fishing nets.
They also try to reduce their carbon footprint by using recycled materials for all packaging, mailers, hand tags, and labels.
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.”
The brand also makes a big effort to include women of all sizes in their promotional material and on their Instagram and their sizing even goes up to 24!
Besides branding themselves as “sustainable,” Summersalt has also distinguished itself from its competitors with their sleek, minimalist designs that make use of color-blocking and mesh.
The suits are all $95 for one-pieces, $50 for tops, and $45 for bottoms. According to the site, they “cut out the middleman” to give consumers the best price possible.
Check out some of our favorite suits below.
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