Sustainable swimwear is doing the rounds. Heres why you should care and everything you need to know!Why is swimwear crucial to sustainability?Because of functionality, swimwear is usually made of nylon or other fabrics made from polyamidein simpler terms, plastic-derived fibres. Deriving these petroleum-based fabrics is heavy on your carbon footprint. Like any other such fabric, every time these are washed, microplastics get released and end up in water resources, which, in turn, causes water pollution. In fact, each time you take a dip in the pool or the sea, microfibers are directly released in these water bodies. This is why its extremely crucial for swimwear to be sustainable.What should you look out for?In spite of nylon not being eco-friendly, its almost impossible to use natural fabrics for swimwear, owing to fit issues as well as basic functionality. So, how else can swimwear be sustainable? The answer is recycled fabrics. Look for recycled nylon or polyester on your swimwear clothing labels. Since these are made out of recycled plastic pieces, they cause less damage while being produced than regular polyester. Econyl, a fabric made out of recycled fishing nets and other landfill waste, is another thing to look out for in your swimwear.So where can you find stylish yet sustainable swimwear? We have a list for you!HM ConsciousImage Source: Instagram/hmFast-fashion brand HMs sustainable fashion range offers swimwear thats eco-friendly as well. Their pieces are size-inclusive, stylish and made of either recycled polyester or polyamide.The Summer HouseImage Source: Instagram/thesummerhouse.inSlow fashion label The Summer House offers a collection of swimwear made out of Econyl, which is made out of fishing nets fished out of the sea. Most of their swimwear is also reversible, which means you buy less but get more out of it.Esha Lal SwimwearImage Source: Instagram/eshalalswimwearEsha Lal Swimwear is a beachwear-focused brand with stylish pieces made out of sustainable production techniques that are better for the environment. The brand also makes cover ups and summer pants, giving you a whole summer wardrobe in one place.Now you can take a dip the eco-friendly way! So, what are you waiting for? Its time to get swimming.