It’s heating up and that means, Vitamin Sea, icy cold beers, martini’s, and in this case, bikinis. It’s time to put down the SHEIN and Amazon hauls and turn our attention to small, female-owned businesses here in the states. There are many to choose from, from all different types of styles, aesthetics, vibes, mission, fabric, and prints, you can’t go wrong supporting them; here are some of my faves.
Founded in sunny Miami, Florida, the story of the I Am Eido brand is one that exemplifies the transformative power of metamorphosis. The humble journey began in 2015 as EIDO Swimwear, a collection of resort and swimwear pieces for women who lead life with a sense of purpose. The mission of the brand opened several doors to growth and impactful conversations about ways to continually champion projects that stir up and create positive messages on purposeful living.
A body-positive brand born in San Diego, California, XBQINI promotes diversity, inclusion, and body acceptance. They believe every woman’s body is bikini ready if she chooses! Our brand’s mission is to create an authentic body positive biquini brand that normalizes relatable bodies on social media and in our campaigns while supporting the success of women working together. Our brand is proud to offer resort and swimwear in honest sizes, small through XXXL, and is currently working on adding wider range sizes as we grow.
Culture Trees is designed to celebrate you. A curated a collection made with premium fabrics infused with rich colors and geometric prints. Every summer we facilitate an entrepreneurship program that teach young people who live in transitional housing the fundamental blocks of building a business in a fun learning environment. We also employed artisans in a small women’s cooperative in Burkina, Faso, West Africa to manufacture our sustainable collection made with 100% organic cotton.
Founded by Jeri Gail and her love for the Greek methodology surrounding sirens, Gail launched Red Siren Swimwear to remind all women of their inner goddess, to embrace their curves and always have access to beautiful bikinis while benefiting the Sea Turtle Rescue & Hospital of Charleston, SC.
Allure Novembre was started in 2012 with the focus on making the most [ALLURING] fashion pieces that make women feel glamorous and sexy but also sophisticated. Based in New Jersey but serving worldwide.
Meaning “wish” or “desire” in Italian, Voglia’s wish is for a cleaner, healthier, a better world which starts by cleaning up our oceans, waterways, and beaches, and saving marine life. Their swimwear is made from regenerated nylon from illegal fishing nets found in our oceans, truly helping to clean up our oceans one bikini at a time. An only signature, capsule collections are made once a year.
Supporting small, local, and independent businesses of all types, year-round is crucial for our economy. I hope you find these swimwear brands amazing like I have because you can’t have more than one bikini.