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11 Australian Sustainable Swimwear Labels

As the weather warms up in Australia, it’s time to hit the beach again. If you’ve got a great pair of bathers in your wardrobe, then those are the most sustainable swimwear available to you. But if you’re in need of some bathers, then these 11 Aussie brands are a great place to find your perfect set. Australia is one of the leading countries in sustainable swimwear design, so it’s no surprise we have so many great brands doing awesome work. Our designers are innovative and creative — from turning recycled ocean plastic into fabric, to supporting marine conservation and Aboriginal culture. Shop with your values this summer from these eleven Australian sustainable swimwear labels.



Camp Cove Swim

Retro-inspired prints are abundant at Camp Cove, and you’re bound to find a shape that works for you. Their sets and one-pieces come in a range of styles to suit different bodies, and they also cater to a broad size range. They’ve also got a curated op shop on their website with a range of vintage towels up for grabs.

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Lé Buns

Minimal design meets comfort and style at Lé Buns. The brand is known for their simple, adjustable designs that flatter all kinds of shapes and sizes. While you’re there, you can have a look at their super soft basics and underwear too.

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Salt Gypsy

Inspired by the surf, this women’s swimwear label is designed for catching waves and feeling your best. Their range includes surf tops and leggings, bathers sets and accessories for all your surfing needs. They’ve also started selling their own boards.

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Shade Swim

Be sun smart in this UPF50+ Australian made swimwear label. Following a melanoma diagnosis, founder Alyshia wanted to start a brand that would empower women to have fun in the sun while protecting their skin. The label caters for sizes 8-22 and includes long-sleeve styles extra confidence and protection.

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South Beach Boardies

Look no further for your summer boardies than this South Fremantle label. Their range of shorts are all made from recycled bottles and designed for the whole family in limited edition prints. They also donate 5% of their profits to marine conservation charities.

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Vege Threads

Back for another summer with their block colour bathers, Vege Threads continue to be a favourite in Australia’s ethical fashion scene. Their eco-swimwear comes in a range of colours and flattering, timeless designs.

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Obus

This Melbourne brand have just released their swimwear collection for summer, and it does not disappoint. Think matching sets, rash vests and bucket hats for your trip to the beach. The patterns go with their clothing range too — with bright colours, vibrant florals and summery prints for days.

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Liandra Swim

This swimwear label is an ode to Australian Indigenous women, founded by Yolgnu woman Liandra Gaykamangu, each item is named after an influential Indigenous woman. The brand is known for their bright, bold prints which are all limited editions made from regenerated plastics.

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Mimi Kini

Perth-based activewear and swimwear label Mimi Kini create pieces to make women look and feel their best. They stock from an XS to a 6XS and have a range of ambassadors that you can look to for inspiration and confidence.

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Elle Evans Swim

With designs for women, teens and kids, Elle Evans swimwear is all made right here in Melbourne in an ethical workshop. The brand is committed to reducing the amount of plastic in our oceans. They use fabrics made from recycled ocean plastics and they make to order to prevent production waste.

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Shapes In The Sand

These gorgeous bathers are designed in capsule collections from recycled consumer waste, so you can mix and match or coordinate your sets. The patterns celebrate native flora and every sale goes towards the brand’s conversation projects. This year they’re focussing on protecting bird species and bees in urban habitats.

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