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In honor of Earth Day 2024, we find ourselves at a pivotal moment—the crossroads where our purchasing power meets our responsibility to the planet. Now more than ever, the fashion industry's impact on the environment is under scrutiny.

In the realm of swimwear, the allure of fast fashion can be captivating, with its tempting prices and trendy designs enticing shoppers to indulge in impulsive purchases. However, as environmental consciousness and ethical fashion continue to gain momentum, a new wave of consumers and brands are rising to the challenge of offering sustainable options. At Sienna Swim, we work every day to stand at the forefront of this movement.

woman wearing Sienna Swim Avila one-piece looks out at the ocean

As you stroll through the aisles of your favorite high street retailer, those brightly colored bikinis may seem like a steal – but often, they come with a hidden cost. The appeal of fast fashion masks a trail of environmental degradation, labor exploitation, and a culture of disposable consumerism.

We recognize that garments produced under this model are fundamentally unsustainable, destined for quick disposal and contributing to the alarming accumulation of waste in our oceans and environment. It's a narrative that has to change if we are to save our oceanswhich are projected to contain more plastic waste than fish by 2050and our environment from the sheer volume of waste produced by clothing.

Sienna Swim has chosen a different path, embracing transparency, honesty, and sustainability in the creation of our swimwear. Each bikini we produce is not just a fashion statement but a testament to our commitment to making a positive impact on the world.



At the heart of what we do is the determination to be different, to tread lightly on the planet, and to ensure that every part of our production cycle reflects not only our personal values but the values of our customers. Our swimwear is meticulously crafted by artisans who are paid fair wages and work in safe, healthy conditions.

We choose to partner only with suppliers who share this ethos, supporting a transparent supply chain that ensures everyone involved in the crafting of our bikinis is treated fairly and ethically. This decision impacts our production process—we may not be able to produce at the scale or speed of fast fashion, but every stitch in a Sienna Swim bikini is a testament to the people and the planet.


woman wearing Nalo top and bottom in Hawaiian Black with Cream stands in the ocean



Sienna Swim bikinis are not made to be worn once and discarded. Crafted from high-quality and sustainable materials, our swimwear is designed to resist the elements and the test of time. This is a crucial counter to the disposability of fast fashion.

Our goal isn’t just to resist the degradation associated with the elements but to ensure that our garments retain their shape, color, and comfort after countless wearings. Our bikinis are an investment, ensuring you can enjoy your swimsuit year after year without contributing to the fast fashion waste cycle, including the 92 million tons of fashion waste than ends up in landfills.

woman wearing Tulum top and bottom in the color Mango stands in the ocean



Choosing a Sienna Swim bikini is choosing to support sustainable practices that can have a tremendous impact on the environment. The fabrics we use are certified sustainable, made from recycled materials recovered from ocean waste.

The dye used in our fabrics demonstrates this commitment to the planet, too. It’s created by a company that has made the same pledge to sustainability, reflecting the color of our bikinis as we hope they'll mirror the color of the oceans for generations to come—vibrant and full of life. 

woman wearing the Nalo top and bottom in Matcha stands in the Hawaiian landscape



The initial cost of a Sienna Swim bikini may seem higher than its fast fashion counterparts (though still less expensive than most other sustainable swimwear companies), but this is an investment that pays off in the long run. When you buy a quality product that has been designed for durability, you’re not only saving on future purchases, you're helping to reduce the volume of waste that ends up in landfills every year.

Our commitment to sustainability in every part of the production process provides a fuller, more transparent picture of the true cost of our swimwear and why it’s an investment worth making.

This Earth Day and every day, we invite you to join us in valuing the earth’s resources as much as you value fashion. It's not only a decision that feels good, it’s the future of what fashion and our planet should be: timeless, eternal, and endlessly renewable. <3

*Read more about our efforts to give back to our planet and communities.

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