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Giveaway! Win an Eco Swim by Aqua Green Swimsuit For Your Next Plunge


Whether you are planning a getaway this winter (or just some quality time in your gym’s hot tub), it’s probably time for a new swimsuit. No matter how much care you take, unlike clothes, swimsuits just plumb wear out after a time. And nothing’s less flattering than an ill-fitting or worn-out suit that sags in all the wrong places. We are here to rescue you! Win a suit of your choice from one of our faves: the leading eco-conscious swimwear company, Eco Swim by Aqua Green.


Eco Swim by Aqua Green swimsuits have a seriously impressive green credential: They come from a fourth-generation family business and suits are Made in the USA (which has resulted in fossil fuel reductions of 96.9% for the company). After working for the past several years on greening their processes, including “using eco-concious materials which reduce ocean pollution, keep plastic out of our landfills, and saves the need for virgin or non-renewable resources” they can boast the following:

• Repreve® recycled nylon and polyester shell fabrics

• Recycled nylon lining

• Eco cell foam bra cups

• Dry Natural Rubber (DNR) elastic

• FSC certified tags

Eco Swim Eco Bikini

What is Repreve, the material the suits are made from? In short, the fabric offers several important benefits:

• Trims from recycled components

• New process for textile printing using significantly less water

• State-of-the-art machinery with less energy consumption

• Strict Oeko-Tex standards


The company also does beach cleanups on the regular, and they and their partners have cleaned up over 4 tons of trash! You can see how important I think THAT is in the video below:

How to Win: You can win a swimsuit in your size and style from Eco Swim by commenting on the post below (please use an email address where you can reliably be reached as that is how I will reach out to the winner for suit choice and to mail to you). Tell us your favorite place to swim! Please like Eco-Chick Escapes (our sister travel site) and Eco Swim’s Facebook pages too. Contest is open from 12/18/13 to 12/23/13 at midnight PST. 

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.