My Faves in Ethical Swimwear

Summer is in full swing so it’s only appropriate that I do a post on ethical swimwear for this weeks Shop for MORE. Did you know there are oodles of choices when it comes to eco-friendly and fair trade swimwear?

I LOVE this laid back one piece by Bodkin on super sale at  Founders & Followers for $135 marked down from $225.

I kind of die for the modern triangle pattern in eco-line Mociun; the below one-pieces are on sale now for $131 used to be $230.
Both Bodkin and Mociun found on Ecouterre’s post here.

 Love these sweet florals from fair trade brand Emobi at Fashion Conscience for $111.00.

And I find this one-piece made by Seattle based eco-friendly designer Kelly Berry super sexy with the cutouts going up the side. Available at BTC Elements for $130.

If you’re more into classics this eco-friend polka-dot bikini should fit the bill. Found on the Huffington Post collaboration between Yooxygen and Katherine Hamnett $132.

I am personally  an easy breezy kind of gal and would personally love to get my hands on the Manhattan One-Piece in tye-dye available at Fairies Dance for $115.

So friends, did you know ethical swimwear could be so chic? What do you think?

If you’d like to see the other ethical finds featured on this blog please help yourself to the Shop for MORE section in the categories on the sidebar or go to the top of the page and click on Links! Ethical Shopping. Happy shopping for MORE, dears.



  1. Rocquelle July 6, 2011 / 11:37 am

    GREAT picks dear!! I’m smitten with the triangle one!!

  2. Carrie July 6, 2011 / 8:23 pm

    These are some wonderful suits–I really love the modern triangle in orange. It’s gorgeous!

  3. Eliza July 6, 2011 / 10:12 pm

    Hi 🙂
    I looove the first grey one piece baithing suit!

    And thank you for your wonderful comment on the Melrod Illustration 😀
    Yes, she is a pretty lady. 😀

  4. Bonnie July 6, 2011 / 10:26 pm

    I am glad that you are so ethical. Maybe your over-abundance of ethics will outweigh my lack of ethics when it comes to fashion. I have a horrible mantra — If it’s cute, and if i love it, I will wear it. I honestly have no ethics when it comes to style.
    That’s really sad.
    So thanks for canceling me out. 🙂
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  5. Aquí July 7, 2011 / 1:08 am

    what gorgeous suits! I love them all because they’re really unique in design and pattern but simple. Love the tie dye!

  6. MelRod July 7, 2011 / 10:48 am

    I really like the first bathing suit and the yellow one-piece. They’re so pretty.

    p.s. thanks for the lovely comment. 🙂


  7. noelani zervas July 7, 2011 / 9:00 pm

    Egads the modern triangle print and cut is so 70’s Farrah fabulous!! I love them!

  8. MJ July 14, 2011 / 3:47 pm

    These swimsuits are too cute!! My favorite one has to be the yellow one piece! 🙂

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  10. Paula Devi October 10, 2011 / 6:46 pm

    what great suits. The Tie-dye is great. I have been wearing something like it’s twin black maillot for yearrrrrrs. Hard to find simple, braless these days, even here in Southern Florida.

  11. Zoe June 9, 2012 / 7:29 pm

    These are really cute suits and I Love that they’re ethical. I was wondering if you also knew where to buy ethical swim suits for the ladies who aren’t ready to or can’t plunk down more than $100 for a suit?

  12. Matthew June 12, 2013 / 7:40 am

    Hi, I stumbled across this site while searching for ethically produced men’s swimwear, and so far I haven’t been able to find a single pair of ethical trunks, anywhere! Do you know of anywhere that might offer such things?

    I’m also a little saddened to see the price-gouging that goes on with supposedly ethical clothing. Of course, the higher costs involved in buying fairly traded fabrics and paying US- or EU-level wages instead of Bangladesh- or China-level ones will cause prices to rise, but I can’t believe they would rise by so much. You can be sure that the seamstresses who make the swimsuits shown above will still only earn minimum wage, and won’t get even a sniff of the huge margins; that all goes into the company directors’ pockets. Of course, it’s the same story in fashion everywhere, but it’s a shame to see that ethical producers haven’t taken a different tack. Even the items made by workers’ cooperatives in South America still receive a massive price-hike by opportunistic ‘eco-vendors’ as soon as they enter the US or the EU.

    Still, none of this is a reason to not buy ethical clothing! Little by little it’ll permeate the mainstream and cease to be exclusively high-end. In the meantime, my search for ethical trunks continues… 😉

    • Caroline D'alto July 22, 2013 / 6:21 pm

      We are new to the Ecommerce world and have noticed some of customers love our bathingsuits. We have noticed that they are more conservative then the norm. I personally love one piece bathingsuits because it fits my body.

      Feel free to check out some of our conservative swimwear at

      Any opinion feel free to contact me personally. =)

    • R. August 5, 2013 / 1:41 pm

      You’re hunch is very right, Matthew; there’s no need to increase prices this much for fair trade clothing. Small ethical sourcers do miss out on economies of scale, increasing production costs without any extra benefit to the actual workers, but the big margins are usually for western design departments, retailers etc. etc. whether produce is fairly traded or not. To some extent this is due to simple supply and demand economics (so-called unskilled labour is cheap because largely available in developing countries), so inevitable; but as strange as it sounds, just slightly higher wages already make a world of difference for garment production workers. More importantly the true gain is (or should be) is safer working conditions, workers’ representation rigths and the like. As much as I would like to see world wages converging, this doesnt necessarily mean that workers are exploited if their cut makes up a small percentage of revenue as long as living wages are offered and restrictions on working hours are enforced and preferably opportunities to develop a sense of carreer. So keep up your quest, I’m also looking!

  13. Travel Villas November 2, 2013 / 3:26 pm

    Great options for fun in the sun. We like the yellow one!

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