July 7, 2016

If you follow my personal Instagram you will have seen that I have spent the last few weeks adventuring around Bali! If you have been to this lush island in Indonesia you will know that it is hot, hot and hot and the most appropriate outfit is your bikini!

With this in mind, I filled my suitcase with my favourite eco bikinis from Summerlove Swimwear, designed by my great friend and We Are Travel Girls co-founder Vanessa Rivers.


Black Eco Bikini at Villa Kubu, Seminyak

Not only are Summerlove Bikinis cute, sexy and simply the best bikini fit that I have found, they come with a great story and contribution to the preservation of our oceans. Summerlove bikinis are manufactured in California and made with ECONYL®, a 100% recycled polyamide fiber that’s made from pre and post-consumer materials such as discarded fishing nets recovered by the Healthy Seas initiative.

summerlove-peppers-3Black Eco Bikini at Peppers, Seminyak

Each year, around 640,000 tonnes of fishing gear is lost or left in the ocean. Abandoned fishing nets, known as ‘ghost nets’, are usually lost in storms, snagged on reefs or tangled when boats operate in crowded waters. This gear traps, injures, and kills thousands of sea animals every year. But the Healthy Seas Initiative has given these nets a second life.

summerlove-peppers-7He Loves Me Bikini at Peppers, Seminyak

Working with local fishermen, they retrieve the nets and instead of sending them to a landfill, they partner with a textiles company who use them to produce a recycled nylon called ECONYL®. This recycled material is then used to make a number of products like Summerlove Bikinis.If you want to learn more, please watch this video and if you are touched by the story you can donate to Healthy Seas non-profit charity here.

summerlove-kayon-2Purple Peacock Bikini at The Kayon Resort, Ubud

As travellers, we all love our bikinis and every small contribution and eco-conscious fashion choice helps in some way to preserving our beautiful planet for future generations to enjoy. And you and a friend can WIN one of these gorgeous eco bikinis to take on your next trip!

Make sure to follow We Are Travel Girls and Summerlove Swimwear to get details of how to enter our competition over the next few days!

hotel-tugu-canggu-3He Loves Me Bikini at Hotel Tugu, Canggu

summerlove-sal-9Black Eco Bikini at Sal Secret Spot, Bingin Beach

summerlove-bluekarma-1He Loves Me Bikini at Blue Karma, Seminyak

summerlove-villa-kubu-5Black Eco Bikini at Villa Kubu, Seminyak

summerlove-colony-3Black Eco Bikini at The Colony Hotel, Seminyak

By We Are Travel Girls Founder & Editor Becky van Dijk of
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  • Reply Caroline July 8, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Gorgeous photos! LOVE the swimwear and it’s definitely the perfect Bali uniform! 🙂

  • Reply SUMMERLOVE SWIM July 8, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Thank you for the love Becky! Looks like you had a blast in Bali! Excited for our Bestie Bikini Giveaway! X SUMMERLOVESWIMWEAR.COM

  • Reply Vanessa Rivers July 8, 2016 at 10:53 am

    LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! All of your photos are so beautiful! Take me back to Bali!!

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