Eco Friendly. Eco Swim. {Giveaway}

From PDX with Love // Eco Swim

Eco Swim, one of my featured sustainable clothing brands, is here to help us end Summer with a bang! Fall is just around the corner but there is still time to go hang out by the beach or go swimming at the pool. But, who is Eco Swim? Why were they featured?

Well, simply because Eco Swim is the leading sustainable swim suit company in the US. What makes them so special is their use of sustainable materials. Every piece in their collections are made from fabrics made from 100% recycled materials. Using innovative materials Repreve combines post-consumer waste (plastic bottles) and industrial waste (nylon) to create their high quality fabric.

Eco Swim has the swim suit for every body type. Their models range from bikinis, to tankinis and one piece. And if that’s not enough, they also offer cover ups, skirts, and short you can easily pair with their other pieces!

 

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I was given the opportunity to review a one piece suit from Eco Swim: Eco Classics, Princess Seam in black and white polka dots {$98}. This same model is also available in a floral pattern (light blue, beige, and white) as well as in black.

 

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What made me decide on this specific swim suit was mainly becuase, well, it is a one piece suit which covers way more than a bikini! Ever since having my two boys my body has not been the same. And I doubt it will ever be the same. No complaining, don’t get me wrong, but my tummy is not flat anymore.

Eco Swim has a few different models to chose from. But what set me on the Princess model was the ruched tummy which helps minimize the mommy tummy. And although the fabric is a tad busy, it is still flattering.

 

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The fabric, which is 100% recycled plastic bottles and nylon, is soft, high quality, durable, and breathable. I decided on the polka dots because they give the swim suit a vintage feel. Tyler wasn’t so sure about my new swim suit (lets remember he is anti-patterns) but once he saw it on he liked it. He is a bikini activist and would have preferred for me to choose a two piece suit, but well, mommy tummy is not making mommy too happy.

 

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At first I was afraid to try it on. I mean, would the ruche middle actually hide the tummy? If not, would it accentuate it? What about the top, would it make my girls look saggy? Would they look nice?

I was so happy that the ruched middle works and my tummy is not accentuate. I am glad, as well, that the top doesn’t make my girls look saggy. Yes, they are not perky like they used to be, but that has nothing to do with the swim suit, and lots to do with nursing two boys!

Another great feature of this swim suit are the thick straps! No more straps sinking into your skin. They are so comfortable! You wouldn’t even know they are there…until you take the suit and see the tan lines!

My only con was the high back. Well, yes and no. I dislike it because it doesn’t surround every curve. It lifts a bit from the top of the buttocks to halfway up back) which adds a bit of a thickness to the back. This is not Eco Swim’s fault. I have always had this issue with one piece swim suits. On the other hand I like the high back since it helps hiding all the extras that the mommy tummy brings to the table. Every little extra feature to cover the tummy mommy makes this  momma more than happy! 😀

 

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And to help you say goodbye to Summer and to share how awesome Eco Swim is, we are giving away a swim suit of your choice!

 

– GET IT –

Find Eco Swim online.

Repreve donates a portion of each company sale to Environmental causes, and allows customers to vote to determine where those proceeds will go. So if you buy from ECO SWIM you’ll be able to contribute to the environmental organization of your choice with one click of a button.*

– WIN IT –

One (1) lucky reader of From PDX with Love will win an eco friendly swim suit from Eco Swim of your choice!

From PDX with Love // Eco Swim

Rules

Open US & CANADA only!!
Contest ends September 23, 2011 @ midnight PDT.
You must be 18 years or older.
Comments not meeting requirements will be deleted.

Please, only one email per person.
The mandatory entry must be done for any other entries to count.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The winner will be chosen using random.org (via Rafflecopter) and will be notified via email.
The winner will have 48hrs to respond or another winner will be chosen.

 

Disclosure: This was not a paid post. The opinions stated are my own and were in no way influenced by the Hosting Company who graciously provided the product for me to review. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

*Excerpt taken off EcoSwim.com

75 Comments
  • Maggie C
    September 14, 2012

    I like the ring halter swimdress.

    PS You look fantastic! 🙂

  • Jaime Nicole
    September 14, 2012

    I’d love to win the Forever Porthole Swimdress!

  • Lindsey G
    September 14, 2012

    I love the suit you have on! I also like this one – http://www.ecoswim.com/ecoswim-shop/eco-marine-porthole-halterkini-top-2.html

  • Amber Killmon
    September 14, 2012

    I love the ring halter swimdress.

  • Deborah
    September 14, 2012

    What a fabulous swim suit, I wouls love to wear it next summer 🙂

  • tere hidalgo-rodriguez
    September 14, 2012

    ring halter swim dress

  • Stephanie H
    September 14, 2012

    I think any of the cute tops I would like, but I love the Porthole Bikini Bottom for sure! How cute would this be for a day at the lake!

  • Amanda Taylor @ Survival Guide by The Working Mom
    September 14, 2012

    I am loving the polka dots swimsuit you have on!

  • Ki Ip
    September 14, 2012

    i love the slide halter top! 🙂

  • Kathleen
    September 14, 2012

    The Bow Halter Swimdress! It’s too darling! 🙂

  • Katie
    September 14, 2012

    I love the BOW HALTER SWIMDRESS!

  • Emily
    September 14, 2012

    I like the tanking and Ruffle hipster bottom.

  • Amber
    September 14, 2012

    I love the Forever Porthole Swimdress

  • Shannon Baas
    September 14, 2012

    bow halter swimdress.

  • Denise K
    September 14, 2012

    I really like the Eco Tropical Shirred Tankini Top combined with the Eco Ruffle Hipster Bottom in blue. ‘

  • Anne Perry
    September 14, 2012

    Eco Babe Slide Halter Top

  • Auri Lae
    September 14, 2012

    I’d love the Forever Porthole Swimdress 🙂

  • domestic diva
    September 14, 2012

    I like the shirred tankini top with the ruffled hipster bottom.

  • DOREEN LAMOUREUX
    September 14, 2012

    I like the Forever Porthole Swimdress

  • Kayla
    September 14, 2012

    Forever Porthole dress!

  • Marie Johnson
    September 14, 2012

    I think that the FOREVER PORTHOLE SWIMDRESS is the cutest!

  • Claire
    September 14, 2012

    bow halter swimdress.

  • Kristi C
    September 15, 2012

    I like the Shirred Bratop with the Shirred Bikini Bottom.

  • Vicki S
    September 16, 2012

    I like the banded hipster bottom
    http://www.ecoswim.com/ecoswim-shop/banded-hipster-bottom.html

  • christine jessamine
    September 16, 2012

    i like the bow halter swim dress

  • Jennifer B.
    September 17, 2012

    I like the Shirred bikini top and bottom.

  • Amanda Naugle
    September 17, 2012

    Forever porthole swimdress black

    Thanks!!
    AmandaN

  • Tracie Brown
    September 17, 2012

    shirred bratop and shirred bikini bottom

  • clare rey
    September 17, 2012

    Love the shirred bratop with ruffled hipster bottom

  • Glogirl
    September 17, 2012

    I like the Boyshort bottom.

  • Chrissy Nestor
    September 17, 2012

    I like the PORTHOLE HALTERKINI TOP

    chrissylea1979 (at)gmail(dot) com

  • bitt
    September 17, 2012

    the boyshort bottom withe racerback top

  • a marie hj saver
    September 17, 2012

    I love the forever porthole swim dress because it has good coverage but is flattering.

  • Christine
    September 17, 2012

    like the Bow Halter Swimdress

  • linda lansford
    September 17, 2012

    I want Porthole Halterkini Top

  • dana
    September 17, 2012

    i love the ring halter swimdress

  • Suzanne
    September 17, 2012

    I love love love the Bow Halter Swimdress!

  • Christian Kay
    September 17, 2012

    I love their stuff, but I have to say, there isn’t much to choose from. They don’t even have a one piece available and that is what you are promoting. I love the swim dress and also the t strap coverup dress, but sure would love more of a selection. Especially since I am in need of a new suit and love the Eco friendly ideas.

  • renee walters
    September 18, 2012

    I love the Bow Halter Swimdress! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Reneewalters3@yahoo.com

  • Name
    September 18, 2012

    i like the suit you chose, there weren’t as many choices on the site (or I couldn’t find them) but of what was there i like the bow halter swimdress

  • brandy
    September 18, 2012

    Porthole Halterkini Top

  • Kylie C
    September 18, 2012

    I like the RING HALTER SWIMDRESS

  • Beth Gal
    September 19, 2012

    I would love to win the High Neck Racer Back Top and Porthole Bikini Bottom! Racer back is always my favourite. I love how much skin this top covers!

  • Brenda Penton
    September 19, 2012

    I like the Forever Porthole Swimdress

  • Melissa Avey
    September 19, 2012

    Ring Halter Swimdress
    Eco Bay Ring Halter Swimdress

  • Trish F
    September 19, 2012

    Hello, I would love to win the Forever Porthole Swimdress. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  • 409cope
    September 19, 2012

    I like the Bow Halter Swimdress the most.

  • vera
    September 19, 2012

    Bow Halter Swimdress

  • Melissa N
    September 20, 2012

    The slide halter top and the shirred bikini bottom!

  • Holly C.
    September 20, 2012

    I like the Eco Tropical Shirred Bratop and bottoms

  • Tara
    September 20, 2012

    I like Porthole Halterkini Top

  • Whitney at It's Gravy, Baby!
    September 20, 2012

    Forever Porthole Swimdress

  • Joey Carnes
    September 21, 2012

    Forever Porthole swimdress

  • Jeanna
    September 21, 2012

    I really like the PORTHOLE HALTERKINI TOP!

  • Astrid Martinez
    September 21, 2012

    I love the Bow Halter Swimdress 😀

  • jennifer wexler
    September 21, 2012

    Forever Porthole Swimdress

  • Maegan Morin
    September 21, 2012

    I think that this suit is really cute: http://www.ecoswim.com/ecoswim-shop/forever-porthole-swimdress.html

  • Diana Stanhope
    September 22, 2012

    I love the bow halter swimdress.

  • Gaye M
    September 22, 2012

    I’d choose the EcoBasicPrincess.

  • Candis Binkley
    September 22, 2012

    Porthole Swimdress

  • Kim Townsend
    September 22, 2012

    I would love the Bow Halter Swim Dress.

  • Cindi Decker
    September 22, 2012

    I like the Forever Porthole swimdress.

  • Samantha
    September 22, 2012

    Love the Slide Halter Top with the banded hipster bottom!

  • elaine bolduc
    September 23, 2012

    i like the T-Back Romper Dress Coverup

  • amy deeter
    September 23, 2012

    Forever Porthole swimdress

  • Michelle B
    September 23, 2012

    I would love to win the Forever Porthole Swimdress.

  • sheila tf
    September 23, 2012

    I like their Forever Porthole Swimdress

  • kelley c
    September 23, 2012

    I like the ring halter swim dress.

    kelleyc76(at)live(dot)com

  • christal c w
    September 23, 2012

    I like the slide halter and banded hipster in black

  • Amy Carlson
    September 23, 2012

    SHIRRED TANKINI TOP
    and SHIRRED BIKINI BOTTOM

  • Kat Emerick
    September 23, 2012

    Love the BOW HALTER SWIMDRESS

  • Richard Hicks
    September 23, 2012

    Bow Halter Swimdress is kind of cute

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  • Angela Cash
    September 23, 2012

    I would love to win the Eco Babe Slide Halter Top with the Banded Hipster Bottom in Khaki.

  • wendy wallach
    September 23, 2012

    BOW HALTER SWIMDRESS

  • Buddy Garrett
    September 23, 2012

    I would like to win the Porthole Halter Bikini Top amd the Porthole Bikini Bottom.