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World Oceans Day: the 10 Best Sustainable Swim Brands To Shop This Summer

Looking for sustainable swimwear for a summer in the garden or UK staycation? You've come to the right place. When it comes to sustainability, swimwear isn't always in the good books. It's mostly made from synthetic materials that won't absorb water, meaning manufacturing relies on petroleum-based fibres such as polyester and nylon – carbon intensive, non-renewable resources that are far from planet-friendly.

Today is World Oceans Day, a global call-to-arms to unite, protect and safeguard our oceans. Being savvy and shopping sustainably is one thing you can do to help the cause, but there are loads of other things you can do, too. From signing the World Oceans Day petition to joining in with a virtual event (or even running your own), there are plenty of easy ways to learn more about marine conservation and the small changes we can all make to work towards a more sustainable lifestyle.

And for the shopping: luckily, there *are* a whole host of swimwear brands out there who are stepping up and challenging the status quo, with sustainably sourced, ethically-made swimwear that's good for you and good for the planet. Win, win. Here's the WH edit of the sustainable swim brands you need to know about.