Finding the perfect swimwear can sometimes feel like a daunting task, which is why we’ve compiled some of our favourites below. So, you can focus on the important stuff this summer, like looking forward to your next holiday!
If you’re looking for beach day attire to satisfy the whole family, there is no better place to look than Mountain Warehouse. The Sardinia Women’s Swimsuit gives you a flattering fit and a pop of red to make a sunny day seem even brighter! Kids can also stand out in the crowd with the bold Speedie Swimsuit. Created with UV protection, it’s the perfect swimming day companion for little ones.
If you’re more of a boardshorts person, you may find yourself drawn towards the Aruba Men’s Swimshorts, discover them in 7 different styles and colours, all with internal mesh shorts for ventilation and comfort. We also can’t get enough of the Patterned Women’s Boardshorts or the Wave Longer Length Kids Boardshorts, all found in fun patterns with quick-drying properties.
For added protection from the sun, rash vests are a great investment. With a sun protection factor treatment of 50+ they’re ideal for swimming or spending time outdoors.
New for this season, we’ve introduced the Maternity Quartz Swimsuit (LINK). In two designs, the swimwear for expectant parents has ruched side panels for an adjusted fit and extra space to accommodate a growing bump. So, you can keep swimming in confidence throughout your pregnancy!
This summer, we are very proud to announce that many of our summer swimwear pieces are made with REPREVE® Our Ocean™ fibres. But what is REPREVE®?
REPREVE® is made by Unifi, Inc., the global leader in branded recycled performance fibres, The company uses plastic waste and bottles to create polyester that is made into all sorts of products. So far, REPREVE® has recycled more than 30 billion plastic bottles in total as a business!
Compared to virgin polyester, REPREVE® reduces…
Energy consumption by 44%
Water consumption by nearly 16%
Greenhouse gas emissions by over 29%
REPREVE® Our Ocean™ fibre and resin is specifically sourced from plastic bottles at a high risk of entering the ocean. This not only helps stop waste ending up in our seas but emits fewer greenhouse gases and conserves water and energy in the process, making a big difference to our future.
To create the fibres REPREVE® starts by collecting plastic bottles and post-industrial waste worldwide. For REPREVE® Our Ocean™ fibres, plastic bottles are found within 50K of waterways or coastal regions in countries or areas that lack formal waste or recycling systems. They then chop, grind, wash, melt and reformulate the plastic waste into high-quality REPREVE® chips. The chips are then melted once more into liquid polymer and pushed through tiny openings in a spinneret (this is usually a metal plate containing holes) creating continuous threads that form REPREVE® fibre. The yarn is then processed by spinning and texturing, which makes the yarn resemble natural fibres. This is then made into fabrics as per the normal fabric making process.
Some of our favourite pieces from the Animal summer swimwear collection include the Backstroke Kids Recycled Swimsuit, find it in two colours with a zip front opening for easy changing. We also love the Margot Womens Recycled Swimsuit, again catch it in two colours with bright panels and a stylish cut-out back. You can’t go wrong with the Deep Dive Mens Boardshorts, which offer the perfect balance between performance and style.
Made with recycled fabrics, the full Active People swimwear collection offers style and quality to the eco-conscious holidaymaker. Not only do all the pieces look great, they are also salt water and chlorine resistant, meaning they’ll stay looking their best season after season. Some of our favourite pieces include the cut-out detail on the Dip Women’s Swimsuit, the incredible silhouette of the Catapult Swimsuit and the classic simplicity of the Vent Bikini Top and Virtual Bottoms.