At Seakind, a deep-rooted love for our blue planet and fierce desire to protect our beaches and oceans is at the heart of everything we do. Our playground and our muse, our coastline is the lifeblood of our work and our place to play, and of course, it’s where we gravitate to whenever we can.
Whether the waves are beckoning for exhilarating surfs or the seas have calmed for healing dips, there’s nowhere we’d rather be – especially if we have on our favourite swimwear.
Cornwall and UK-based businesses who very much share our love for the oceans, we’ve picked out some of the best swimwear brands we love, each creating gorgeous swimwear for hours and days in and out of the sea. Dedicated to ocean and planet-friendly practices, these brands use the most sustainable materials, methods and practices to ensure every piece they produce is part of a healthier, brighter tomorrow for our beaches.
Love & Honor
Founded on the kitchen table and trialled and tested through family life in Cornwall, the St Agnes-based Love & Honor is a wonderful local company making eco-friendly swimwear. Kicking back against fast-fashion and waste, they create classically styled pieces that are practical and tasteful – making you feel comfortable and glamourous whilst you glide through the refreshing waters of the coast. What’s more, each piece is UPF50+ to protect the skin from the sun and made from regenerated fishing nets. Take a look at their swim range here: Swimwear – Love & Honor
Sand & Palm
Based in Newquay, Sand & Palm is a Cornish-based swimwear brand designing beautiful swimsuits that are flattering, surf-proof, and ethically produced. With a focus on sustainable values, Vicki, Sand & Palm’s founder and designer, champions environmentally-friendly production methods and materials, including lycra made from ECONYL®. A regenerated nylon, ECONYL® is made from planet-polluting nylon waste like fishing nets and industrial plastic, ready to be transformed into handmade garments that protect and inspire. Take a look at their swim range here: sand&palm - Sustainable Swimwear
Made of Water
Made of Water are an independent wild swimming brand in Newquay, North Cornwall, run by a dedicated pod of cold-water lovers. Led by women of the sea who love to dip throughout the year, Made of Water’s swimwear is inspired by those who truly live and breathe the ocean. With roots deep in the cold, exhilarating waters of Cornwall and hearts inspired by a passion for organic and sustainably-sourced products, their wide-range of swimsuits (including recycled nylon swimwear) has something for every ocean woman. Take a look at their swim range here: Shop Swimwear | Made of Water
Working with marine charities and tackling plastic pollution head on, Batoko are a small, independent brand making big waves in swimwear. Located on the northwest coast of England and making an impact worldwide, they produce high-quality swimsuits that are playful, flattering and comfortable too. What’s more, all of their instantly-recognizable swimming costumes are made from recycled plastic waste – helping to reduce the production and consumption of new plastic whilst simultaneously reusing and repurposing products destined for landfill. Take a look at their swim range here: BATOKO - 100% Recycled Plastic Swimwear
Designed in Cornwall and made in the UK, the Salt Sisterhood’s custom, handmade and reversible swimwear is produced with the planet’s future at the forefront. Every item in their salt-kissed collection is made with the finest regenerated fabric made from ghost fishing nets and plastic waste, pulled from landfill and the sea. Backing slow fashion over short-lived trends, they create timeless pieces crafted with precision and love, made in limited numbers for unrivalled quality. Parcelled in plastic-free packaging, there’s no plastic here! Take a look at their swim range here: Shop - The Salt Sisterhood
Davy J's is a fantastic sustainable swimwear brand catering to active water-babies who love to brave the waves throughout the year. With cossies built to survive a dive, stay in place during a surf or cannonball, and lift and shape the body, each of its pieces has all the ingredients to keep you happy and comfortable during your water-based play. And, speaking of ingredients, their unique waste collection comprises ECONYL® yarn, repurposed from discarded fishing nets and ocean waste – tough, planet-friendly and ready to keep up with you in all conditions. Take a look at their swim range here: Davy J Shop - Ethical & Sustainable Swimwear & Bikinis for Women