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5 Homegrown Swimwear Labels That Are Great For The Environment

Salva Mubarak
Senior Features Writer

So you’ve booked tickets and a hotel for your tropical getaway. Your itinerary is locked and loaded with beachside cocktail-sipping sessions and all you need is to find swimwear that does full justice to the many vacation posts you’ve already planned for your Instagram.

With an ocean of options to pick from, settling on the best swimwear can be a tough task. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. We’ve narrowed down the list to some of our favourite swimwear brands that are not only beautiful and trendy but also good for the environment.

These homegrown sustainable brands put sustainability on the top of their priority lists and feature collections that would allow you to vacation mindfully.

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Guapa Resortwear

Reby Kumar’s Guapa is all about colour and functionality. Often spotted on off-duty Bollywood celebrities on their tropical vacations, these pieces are a must-have for your next summer getaway. The label’s last collection showcased at Lakme Fashion Week featured items made from ECONYL regenerated yarn that is derived from ocean and landfill waste.

PA.NI Swimwear

This label creates swimwear especially designed for South Asian women. Aside from being size inclusive, it is also eco-friendly and sustainable in its practices and ethos. The garments are made using recycled fishing nets and other plastic waste from the ocean. The accessories from the brand are handmade by artisans in a bid to promote the local cottage industry. The label also champions ocean clean up by highlighting the work of small organisations that work towards the cause.

Esha Lal Swimwear

A deep love for tropical destinations prompted botanical watercolour artist Esha Lal to merge her two interests to create her eponymous swimwear label. The label’s creations feature vibrant prints that are one-of-a-kind as they are original illustrations by the artist. The label also uses ECONYL regenerated yarn and 100% ethically grown organic cotton for the collections. Not only are the swimwear items sustainable on their own, they come with seed paper tags that are biodegradable , 100% wood free and made using cotton scraps.


Designer duo Vezotolu Vadeo and Shilpi Mishra conceptualised IZSI, a swimwear label, with the thought to create but not just for the sake of creating. With a firm belief of shunning mass production, the label’s unique and sustainable pieces feature prints and embroideries that are hand done by local artisans. The clothes come in compostable packaging and are made from certified recycled eco-friendly polyester.


This recently-launched label considers conservation to be its top priority. Its size inclusive swimwear is made using recycled plastic waste to reduce negative impact on the environment. The brand takes on a season-agnostic philosophy that allows them to create swimwear that lasts.