Some of us are already planning their upcoming resort trips to Bali, Thailand or French Polynesia. During hot days, nothing is more comfortable than wearing light and sustainable fabrics such as linen. For accessories, we recommend eco hats, sandals, and bags made from straw. They are the perfect eye catcher, fit to anything and are a great material in the sun. So, get ready to pack some of our favorite ethical beach and resort wear pieces below.
Ocean+ Main Beach Caftans & Tunics
Whether you like luxurious silk caftans for fancy dinners or casual cotton tunics for loose moments on the beach – Ocean + Main has many eco-friendly pieces to choose from. And we are not the first ones to fall in love with their most popular Sleeveless Gauze Dress with Pockets ($ 198.00 USD) Made from 100% cotton in Los Angeles.
WOVEN FOLK Clothing & Bags
WOVENFOLK is an online shop where you can find vintage and handmade woven goods like baskets, hats and summer clothes that tell a story. We find their practical Mexican Market Shopper ($ 42.00 USD) in burnt orange particularly cool to take with you on your journey (discover more beach bags here). It goes super well with the beautiful Vintage Nieman Marcus Eyelet Dress ($ 68.00 USD) which makes us think of 70s starlets.
Capsule Barcelona Sandals
These pretty sandals are made for walking. Our team was wearing the Capsule Espardenya Raffia Sandals (€105.00) all summer. Not only because they are “sooo comfy” and biodegradable but also because you can wear them with pretty much anything. Designed in Barcelona and handmade by the raffia artisan women cooperative in Morocco.
One thing we should always pack in the suitcase is a small bag for lighter days. Moccian bags are all made from natural fibers by talented women in South America. The Los Angeles-based brand offers accessories ranging from classic clutches to colorful handbags. We think this cute Handwoven Mandala Mini Bag ($68.00 USD) rounds up your outfits.
Vegan Resort Wear
If you are open-minded and enjoy traveling the world, Vegan Resort Wear is for you. The brand combines vegan lifestyle, conscious fashion, and love for traveling. The curated collection boasts breathable, natural fiber clothes and accessories. Each piece is responsibly made in the US, using botanical linen fibers and leaving almost no waste in their production. Their mix and match travel capsule collection perfectly prepares you for your next trip!
Ocean Child Swimwear from Europe
Laura and her mom Ping created the ethical and sustainable swimwear label for environmentally conscious ocean lovers. Ocean Child bikinis and bathing suits are made of 100% regenerated nylon yarn which uses collected, processed fishing nets and plastic waste. But be quick: the design duo only produces on demand to save resources. All pieces are handmade in Germany, under fair conditions. With the sexy sidecut, you will for sure draw looks of envy. We think the kaui bandage top is very cool and fits many different body types.
Shapes in the Sand Swimwear from Australia
Shapes in the Sand keep our oceans healthy by using non-toxic inks and recycled fibers such as ECONYL®. The Australian eco-conscious swimwear label also supports beach cleanups and celebrates marine life in their collections. We love this Bloom collection. “Bloom is a celebration of our coral reefs and marine ecosystem. A fusion of colors and shapes adored as a 90s child”, says founder Alexandra Dash about the collection. All pieces are available in sizes 6-14 and are handmade in Down Under! For nostalgic 20-somethings who can’t get enough of these 90s cuts.
Rendl Swimwear From Austria
No matter on what beach in the world, the contemporary swimwear from Rendl will make you a stunner. We adore Rendl’s characteristic square neckline, the bold colors, and linear shapes. The streamlined silhouette fits all body types and, trust us, thanks to the double layering of the outer material, you will feel as comfy as in sports swimsuits. Rendl pieces are of exceptional quality and practical. Made from high-tech Italian material which is normally used for sports suits, the fabric is fast-drying, breathable, chlorine resistant and UV protective. To top this off: you can pair Rendl swimwear with skirts or jeans – before and after you go swimming (remember they dry ultra fast!), making it perfect for a resort holiday. So what are we waiting for? Let’s get one of these asap! New in: the Swimsuit No. 2 (150.00€).
Natasha Tonic Swimwear from the US
Two of our favorite Natasha Tonic’s bathing suits (they also have super nice bikinis with a retro touch) are the Abstract Rose One Piece ($ 168.00 USD) and the Clean Cut One Piece ($ 148.00). While the one is inspired by surrealist paintings, the other one is a timeless piece. Since both are too pretty to just show them off on the beach, you can wear them also as bodysuits, tops (pair them with jeans or a skirt!) and activewear. Made from natural hemp, they are anti-microbial, UV resistant and comfy. Ethically produced in Los Angeles.
Text: Mia Windisch-Graetz