As we embrace a more sustainable lifestyle, it's important to extend our eco-conscious choices to our swimwear wardrobe. Ateliers Verts proudly presents a carefully curated selection of the Top 11, (well we couldn't resist adding one more!), high-end,  eco-conscious / sustainable swimsuits for men. From innovative materials to ethical production practices, these swimwear brands combine style, comfort, and a commitment to the environment. and a move towards the circular economy. Dive in and explore the perfect combination of style and sustainability for your summer fit. In no particular order : 


Orlebar Brown

Orlebar Brown Springer Veranda Shortest-Length Swim Shorts

Orlebar Brown's products are for holidays. Their clothes carry the memories from holidays. The moment an O.B drawstring bag goes into a suitcase the holiday has begun. Every O.B product is developed with a better holiday in mind. O.B makes holidays better. These on-trend short Springer swim shorts are made with recycled materials and the carbon released in their manufacture is offset via SeaTrees. Eco consciousness and maximum style. SHOP




Vilebrequin Men Stretch Swim Shorts Micro Ronde Des Tortues Rainbow

Vilebrequin, renowned for its timeless swimwear, has made significant strides in sustainability. The brand focuses on using recycled materials such as Econyl® fabric. Vilebrequin's commitment to sustainability is exemplified by their partnership with Te Mana O Te Moana, an organisation dedicated to educating and protecting the Polynesian marine environment. With their vibrant designs and sustainable practices, Vilebrequin offers men the opportunity to enjoy luxury swimwear while supporting a cleaner environment. SHOP




Faherty Classic Board Short

Faherty is a brand dedicated to crafting swimwear that merges quality, style, and sustainability. Their swim shorts are made from recycled polyester and other eco-friendly materials. Faherty also supports environmental initiatives by partnering with organisations like Surfrider Foundation and donating a portion of their sales to ocean conservation efforts. With their laid-back coastal aesthetic and sustainable production practices, Faherty is a go-to brand for eco-conscious beachgoers. SHOP




Outerknown Apex Trunks by Kelly Slater

Outerknown, founded by professional surfer Kelly Slater, is committed to sustainable fashion and responsible manufacturing. Their swimwear collection features innovative materials like ECONYL® regenerated nylon and recycled polyester. Outerknown's swim shorts are designed to last, ensuring durability. With their sleek designs and focus on sustainability, Outerknown proves that you can look good and make a positive impact on the planet while surfing and getting a tan at the beach. SHOP



Paul Smith 

 Paul Smith Zebra Swim Shorts in Navy

Renowned for its timeless designs, Paul Smith is also committed to sustainability in its swimwear line. The brand incorporates recycled materials, such as nylon derived from discarded fishing nets and other waste, to create durable and eye-catching swimwear. With their vibrant patterns and impeccable craftsmanship, Paul Smith swimsuits are a perfect blend of style and sustainability. SHOP


Maharishi Miltype Swim Shorts Newlife Recycled Poly

 Maharishi Store combines ethical fashion with swimwear which is modern and comfortable. The brand emphasises organic and sustainably sourced materials, using fabrics like recycled polyester made from post-consumer plastic waste. Maharishi's swimwear collection showcases military vibe prints but also inspired by nature, making each piece a work of art that also is a nod to the planet. SHOP


Finisterre Atlas Swim Shorts

For those seeking adventure in the water while preserving the environment, Finisterre offers a range of eco-conscious swimwear. Known for their commitment to sustainability and innovation, BCorp certified Finisterre swimsuits are designed for performance and durability, making them ideal for active water enthusiasts. SHOP


CDLP Swim Trunks Chocolate Paper Nylon

CDLP, a brand known for its luxurious and sustainable underwear, has expanded its offerings to include swimwear that embodies elegance and eco-friendliness. CDLP utilizes Econyl® and other sustainable materials to create swim shorts that are both stylish and sustainable. With their minimalist aesthetics and impeccable tailoring, CDLP swimwear is perfect for those who appreciate high-quality craftsmanship and environmental responsibility. SHOP




Sunspel Drawstring Swim Shorts

Sunspel, a brand with a rich heritage in producing high-quality apparel, also embraces sustainability in its swimwear collection. The shorts are manufactured using upcycled marine plastic from Seaqual, which is sourced from waste plastic recovered from the oceans. Sunspel crafts swimsuits that prioritise comfort and durability. With their classic designs and attention to detail, Sunspel swimsuits offer a timeless appeal while reducing the environmental impact. SHOP

Riz board shorts 

Riz Blythe Drawstring Swim Shorts

 Riz Board Shorts takes sustainability to the next level by creating swimwear from 100% recycled and recyclable materials.  They're BCorp certified and support 1% for The Planet. Their swim shorts are made from a blend of recycled polyester derived from plastic bottles and other waste materials, promoting a circular economy. Riz Board Shorts is dedicated to reducing their environmental footprint by using eco-friendly dyes and ensuring fair production practices. With their unique prints inspired by nature, Riz Board Shorts offers a perfect combination of style, comfort, and eco-consciousness. SHOP


Patagonia Men's Hydrolock Boardshorts 19"

 A leader in outdoor apparel, Patagonia extends its commitment to sustainability to its swimwear collection. Acclaimed for its ethical and environmentally responsible practices, BCorp certified Patagonia uses recycled materials like nylon and polyester in their swimwear. The brand also prioritises fair trade production and supports initiatives that protect the planet's natural resources. Patagonia's swimwear is not only durable and functional but also carries a powerful message about the importance of sustainable fashion. SHOP


When it comes to eco-conscious / sustainable swimwear for men, these brands stand out the most for their dedication to style, quality, and sustainability. By choosing these brands, you can dive into the water with the confidence that you're making a positive impact on the environment. Ateliers Verts encourages you to embrace sustainable swimwear and enjoy the waves responsibly, all while looking effortlessly stylish. 

(Header Image: courtesy of The State Library of Queensland, Australia- Diving at the Valley Baths, Brisbane, Queensland, 1938.)


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