5 Eco-Friendly Brands That Shine in the Summer

quality - and awesomely eco - beach gear to keep the fun going
eco-friendly beach summer family
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Sun? Check. Sand? Check. Surf? Check. Nothing says summer more than some quality time at the beach. And these summertime-ready staples will have you splishing, splashing, and laughing all season long!

Knee Deep

Recycled fabric, organic cotton, and endless summertime vibes, oh my! Designed in Australia and handcrafted in Bali, CosmoCrew Kids puts the planet first with beach shorts made from 100% organic cotton and UPF 50+ swimwear made with Vita by Carvico, a recycled fabric that contains ECONYL®, a regenerated nylon made from ocean trash like fishing nets and plastic bottles. cosmocrewkids.com

CosmoCrew Kids

Good Vibrations

Based in Finland, Reima has been busy making durable kids’ wear since 1944! With dedication to quality, sustainable, and eco-friendly pieces, Reima shares its style with the world with their bright, colour-pop swimwear line! Made from UPF 50+ fabric that features recycled materials, Reima is REACH compliant, and ensures their workers have fair wages and working conditions. reima.com


Wipe Out

Did you know that each time you wash your clothing, teeny tiny bits break off and end up in our water systems? These microplastics are then mistakenly eaten by aquatic organisms, which can result in infections, starvation, and even death. You can reduce your microplastic footprint by washing your clothing in a Guppyfriend, which catches the microfibres your clothing sheds, and reduces wear and tear on your clothes. guppyfriend.com


Hot Fun in the Summertime

Super-cute (and Queen-approved!) British company, Frugi, puts the fun in functional with their whimsical, brightly-hued swimwear for babies, kiddos, and even moms! Made from Oeko-Tex fabric or 100% recycled polyester, these UPF 50+ cuties will be the star of the beach! Frugi also carries totes adorbs 100% GOTS organic cotton clothing for the whole gang! welovefrugi.com


Soak Up the Sun

Keep the fun going all summer long with quality, water-ready toys from Fire the Imagination. This amazing company carries a number of eco-friendly, sustainably produced, heirloom-worthy brands, including this metal beach bucket and shovel set from Gluckskafer, and a marble run from Erzi that does double-duty as a water run! firetheimagination.ca

Fire the Imagination