In the wake of George Floyd’s death and the subsequent rallies and protests, people across the country have been taking action and are seeking new avenues for change. Shopping in support of black-owned businesses is one sustainable way to lend our support. Here are 15 of our favorite black-owned swimwear brands:
SI Swimsuit swim search finalist Brielle Anyea’s size-inclusive swimwear line is not one to miss. The line is shape enhancing with vibrant colors and an assortment of beautiful prints. Brielle recently donated half of her swimsuit sales proceeds to organizations which have been assisting peaceful protesters though providing PPE and bailouts.
Mint Swim features elegant and sexy pieces with fits that hug all the right places. “As a black woman, mother, and business owner .... it’s important that I do my part in all this to aid in a better/safer/ more kind future for my sons, for your sons as well,” said company founder and owner Draya Michele in a recent Instagram post.
Casta Mira designs are elegant, timeless and highlight femininity.
Sustainable, sexy and made in Brooklyn, Avid Swim is currently offering a limited edition collection of which all proceeds will go to Black Lives Matter.
Owner/designer Dumebi Iyamah describes this collection as “Inspired by color, ethnic cultures, nature and design elements that stay true to creating authentic clothing and resort wear with hints of a retro yet contemporary edge in design.”
A favorite of our editorial team, BFYNE Swim brings nothing but joy through exotic prints, vibrant colors and dramatic shapes. The brand has shown tremendous support of the BLM movement via Instagram by showcasing other black-owned businesses.
Dirarrablu is a sustainable and size-inclusive brand offering swimwear and ready-to-wear pieces.
When our editorial team came across Riot Swim we instantly fell in love with the brand’s cheeky bottoms and cinched waist fits, stunning colors and beyond comfortable fabrics.
You’ve seen this on nearly every celebrity and supermodel (including Solange, Bella Hadid and Sofia Richie), designer. Melissa Simone credits SI Swimsuit models Christie Brinkley, Tyra Banks and Elle Macpherson as sources of inspiration.
Designer Brittany Kozerski, a former Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, created this fashion line with quality and minimalism in mind. This sustainable swimwear brand is one of our go-to’s at SI Swimsuit.
Self-taught designer Marcia Maxwell understands silhouette and structure. We cannot recommend the Serenity one-piece suit enough.
You can expect tie-dye and colorful prints with sexy cuts that highlight the female form from this line.
Keva J has been seen on celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Rita Ora. “[The Keva J woman] is the woman who dares to be bold and accentuates every curve from head-to-toe,” notes designer Keva J.
“At Kloset Envy we design our pieces with every woman in mind,” notes the brand's mission statement. The extensive swimline showcases vibrant colors and prints at an affordable price.
Looking to add some sexy into your swimwear collection? Bare Babes is the brand for you.