First up was the new Katherine Hamnett collection. The collection which is available on Yooxygen features 14 different pieces with the slogan save the sea. It is made from organic cotton and recycled polyester. It also feature both a his and her range. Most of the range is quite unexciting but I did like the silk dress in khaki green. Unfortunately at £122, I probably wouldn't risk wearing it to the beach. There was also a very nice vintage style one piece bathing costume but again at £128 a little beyond my budget.
Lalesso also make some great ethical swimwear that feature batik prints, made in Kenya under a Fair Trade scheme which supports communities. They are bright colourful and a great price. Lalesso is available on Fashion Conscience and a slightly larger selection on Lalesso Bazaar.
Aaron Chang is again available on Fashion Conscience and a surfer brand with bikinis made from either organic cotton or recycled plastic bottles. I love the unusual design on this bikini and the fact that it is reversible. It is probably my favourite of all the ethical swimwear because not only does not only is it a great colour with elephants on but it is also a great price (and in the sale at the moment).
Emobi is an Australian brand with some amazing bright bold retro print swimwear. The company uses sustainable practices and eco inks. This swimsuit along with a range of other swimsuits and bikinis is available on Fashion Conscience. It is quite pricey at £72 but I would definitely consider investing if visiting an exclusive resort (no such luck this year).