Sustainable swimwear. 40 + Brands. One Marketplace. Shop Ria.
I wanted to shop for sustainable swimwear but found the only place I could shop was via Instagram and searching hashtags like #ecofriendlyswimwear #ethicalswimwear #sustainableswimwear #sustainableliving etc. Once I found brands I was always questioning whether swimwear brands had just jumped on the ‘sustainably’ trend and used the hashtag for extra traffic rather than actually being ethical/eco friendly.
That’s why I created ria – a marketplace where you can shop all your favourite sustainable swimwear brands in one place.
We do the verifying for you, and our brands our open whether they are the following – Fairly Made | Organic | Vegan | Hand Made | Recycled | Zero Waste | Ethical | Diverse | Energy Conscious | Eco Friendly | Sustainable | No Animals | .
So why is choosing sustainable swimwear so important?
Swimwear often has to endure harsh conditions – saltwater, chlorine, direct sun exposure, abrasion of waves & sand. So a lot of manufactures opt for synthetic materials which are strong enough to stand up to the elements.
BUT synthetic materials break down into microplastics which shed into our waterways.
190,000 TONS OF MICROPLASTICS FIBRES ARE GOING INTO THE OCEAN EVERY YEAR.
Eco friendly swimwear brands recognise this, and may choose natural fibres to ensure it decomposes easily, or reusing/recycling synthetic fibres increasing the longevity – therefore reducing its impact.
It’s sometimes a difficult trade off between polluting materials, or keeping clothes out of landfills.
But with more information on eco-friendly initiatives, more brands committing to full-circularity and more consumers gravitating towards sustainable brands the better the world & the ocean will be.
If you’re a sustainable swimwear brand and would like to join our mission in getting consumers shopping more sustainably – then get in touch.