Sommer Swim’s pick of this season’s 6 stylish eco-friendly beach essentials list is here to save your (next beach) day. Ever arrived at the beach for a day of tanning and saltwater dips only to realise you’d forgotten to pack the essentials? Yep, us too. From cover ups to eco-friendly sunscreens, consider these 6 beach essentials for your next sun-soaked adventure.
An absolute beach essential. Whether drying your body or looking for a place to lay down your freshly rinsed Sommer Swim, a Turkish towel is always the answer. You can find 100% luxurious cotton towels at Summah Co. an independent father & daughter duo company based in Turkey. If that isn’t already enough to make you want one, all of the Summah Co. products are made from natural fibers that have zero added chemicals. They’re light enough to pack in your suitcase while travelling and come in handy as a makeshift head wrap or pareo while your beach hopping!
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We believe there is no better occasion for accessorising with a hat than at the beach or by the pool. A style we’ve been happy to see the revival of is, the bucket hat. Sustainable brands such as Lack Of Color, SISTER Studios, and Bassike have all designed iterations of this early 90’s trend in their own unique way.
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Our team love a good sunbake session and are avid users of coconut oil as a tanning enhancer…but, we are serious about protecting our skin and always remember to slip slop slap before hitting the sunloungers. Be sun smart with sunscreen from brands like Badger Mineral Sunscreen, Wotnot, and We Are Feel Good Inc. Good for the planet and your skin health.
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A tote bag is always a great way to carry your belongings to the beach and everywhere in between. We love the large tote bag designs from Sporty & Rich, a brand that is part of 1% for the planet organization and whose focus is on producing goods sustainably. For a more island luxe style we love the Myconian Drop Bag from AZAR The Story, where all pieces are handcrafted in Bali using locally sourced materials.
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We love anything that can transport our Sommer Swim bikinis from beach, to bar, to beach club. The retro style cotton robes from Lucy Folk make for the perfect look no matter the destination you’re cruising to after a day of sun & waves. Each piece is hand-loomed by local craftsman in Morocco. Pair the Lucy Folk Horizon Robe in Safron with our Sirius, Leopard Luxe, or Emerald bikini tops & bikini bottoms for a luxe European inspired look.
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REUSEABLE WATER BOTTLE
Hydration is key and even more so when you’re spending long periods of time outside and in the sun. Don’t be caught out having to buy a plastic bottle because you weren’t prepared. Instead, invest in a stainless-steel water bottle that will keep your water cool all day long. S’well, Mira, and CORKCICLE, are creating bottles in minimalist colours and unique designs.
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