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5 Eco-chic Beach Brands

Updated: May 22

Nothing makes for a perfect summer weekend like a trip to the beach. Surf and sand can go hand in hand with being socially responsible this summer.

As travelers head out to soak up the sun, it’s important to remember how human contact affects beach habitats. Here are six swimwear brands and beach products that protect beach environments while adding some summer fun.


Summersalt makes sustainable swimsuits, pajamas, and more. The company has collected over 1.5 million measurements from 10,000 women to develop its perfect fit. It uses 78% recycled materials, including nylons from ocean pollution, to produce its glam swimsuits. Summersalt’s colorful array of bikinis, tankinis, and one-pieces have built-in 50+ UPF sun protection. On social media, fans rave in their reviews and fawn all over the style and durability.

Each Summersalt swimsuit costs $95. CNN, Forbes, Vogue, Elle, and more have praised the company, as has its significant Instagram community. Their marketing focuses on body positivity, featuring models with a variety of skin tones and body types.

Two women founded Summersalt in May of 2017. Lori Coulter advocates for women entrepreneurs, both in and outside of the Summersalt brand. She advises students at Washington University. Reshma Chattaram Chamberlin, the granddaughter of a famous Bollywood actress, co-founded Summersalt. She previously worked as the CEO of We Are January, a design firm for stylish business solutions.

Summersalt provides attractive, affordable, and sustainable swimsuits to eager beachgoers. It frequently updates and adds to its already extensive collection.


Each Borelli umbrella is unique and handmade in Thailand. The company makes an impact through its sustainable practices, leaving a small carbon impact on design and production. BRELLIX film, which composes the umbrella canopies, provides earth-friendly UV protection. It blocks 99% of UVA and UVB rays, and it biodegrades in aerobic and anaerobic landfills.