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December 06, 2022

The 19 Best Swimsuit Brands of 2022

Travel + Leisure

Best Sustainable


Why We Love It: Sustainability and elegant design are at the core of Koraru.

What to Consider: As a slow fashion company, Koraru doesn't produce multiple collections a year, so its styles are limited.

As a sustainable swimwear brand, Koraru focuses on high-quality fabrics and minimalist designs that defy trends. It was founded by former model Oana Ponomarenco Romaneiro, who grew up along the Black Sea coast in Romania and later moved to Japan. Koraru is the antithesis of overconsumption and overproduction that have come to define fashion in recent decades. The primarily monochrome styles are made from recycled nylon Econyl fabric. In addition, the company donates $5 to the Coral Reef Alliance for every piece it sells.

The brand's versatility is one of its best features. The Nikko Bandeau top is designed for tanning and can be worn with straps that give it a decidedly more vintage feel, especially when paired with the matching high-rise bottoms.

Return Policy: Returns are at the expense of the customer and can be done within 14 days of delivery date | Price Range: $110-$220

JUNE 2, 2022

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Oana Romaneiro was inspired to create a quality, eco-friendly swimwear line after one trip where her pricy bikini broke. The model-turned-founder had previously gotten a glimpse of the fashion industry’s lack of sustainability. “[Sustainability] is really important in fashion because the rate at which fashion is being delivered [and] consumed is growing exponentially every year and it’s becoming damaging to the environment as well as our own psychological wellbeing,” says Romaneiro.

She made it her mission to create sophisticated swimwear that protects the environment. According to its site, every part of Kōraru’s swimwear is made with compassion toward the earth starting with the fabric. Each suit is made from Econyl, a regenerated nylon made from a variety of waste sources. Each bikini is wrapped in a Paptic Tringa envelope, a type of cellulose that’s made with wood fibers sourced from sustainably-managed forests. For packaging, the box linings are made from Shiro Alga Carta, a type of algae that is taken from areas where algae overgrowth is a threat to the ocean's fragile ecosystem. “As consumers, we make better choices when we are educated on what we buy. The more we know about the world around us and about ourselves, the less we need,” says Romaneiro. 

MAY 20, 2022

15 of Our Favorite Sustainable Swimwear Brands To Get Behind This Year

Well + Good

Koraru, Kumanomi Cup Top — $110.00

Chic meets sustainability in this beautiful top. The shape is one thing, but look closely and you’ll find fine details that elevate each top, like a trendy double strap and a delicate, gold closure at the back. Available in cream, white, orange, and maroon. Matching bottoms are available, too.

APRIL 27, 2022

5 Swimwear Trends for Summer 2022 to Look Out For

Marie Claire

I don't know about you, but I appreciate a low-maintenance routine. I also like having a few modest, bodysuit-like one pieces on hand in case I'm going to the beach with family or coworkers, and it's handy to be able to pull a pair of shirts on over my swimsuit before heading to eat, grab drinks, or walk on the boardwalk. To satisfy all these needs, the bodysuit-cum-swimsuit is going strong this year—and in a variety of cute styles!

APRIL 9, 2022

The Best Maternity and Postpartum Swimsuits That Offer Maximum Support *and* Style

Well + Good

Most Sustainable Maternity SwimsuitKoraru Chikyu Belted One-Piece — $220.00

This swimsuit is a splurge, but because it’s not a maternity suit, you can wear it long after giving birth. The suit features built-in pads, thick, supportive straps, and a super cute belt on the waist, which can either disguise or accentuate your postpartum body—that’s up to you. The brand is hyper focused on being sustainable, using recycled fabrics and eco-friendly packaging to ship their products. These suits are also resistant to sun creams and oils (aka they won’t stain the fabric), and won’t pill.