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3 Sustainable Brands for Your Beach Essentials

By Hayley Meerdo

Although Target swim essentials are usually the go-to for most of us, there are many more sustainable options for your favorite lounge and beach products. I have been a fan of these brands for a few years now and I personally have had positive experiences with all.

Sand Cloud

Sand Cloud, 2023

Sand Cloud is an eco-friendly, ocean-saving motivated brand that consists of beach and bath towels, blankets, SPF products, and accessories. All products are sustainably sourced and made in Turkey, featuring Turkish cotton. 10% of Sand Cloud’s profits are sent to a variety of non-profit marine conservation organizations. The company’s mission is to donate parts of its profit to several marine conservation organizations to clean the ocean of the 8 million pieces of plastic pollution that cover our waters. #SaveTheFishies

Vitamin A

Vitamin A, 2023

Vitamin A is popularly known for its swimsuits, based out of California. They use a proportion of eco-friendly materials including organic cotton. They also manufacture locally to reduce the climate impact. Vitamin A’s packaging is 100% recycled, recyclable, and biodegradable. Vitamin A also donates parts of its profits to ocean cleaning and environmental organizations to mobilize its community and support the brand and meaning behind swimwear. The brand is entirely devoted to preserving water use, waste diversion, avoiding emissions, and saving energy.


Coola, 2023

Coola sells various sun care and face products, the most popular being sunscreen. The brand uses organic formulas that are clean, vegan, and cruelty-free. Coola also focuses on maintaining ethical and responsibly sourced packaging. It has created a Farm-to-Face commitment to its brand. This highlights and ensures we are all informed of the importance of natural farming and the benefits of the ingredients to ourselves and the world.

Next time you're planning a trip to the beach, or even for spring break coming up next semester, think about trying out some of these sustainable brands that I hope I could put on your radar!

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