Ethical Beach Products

Beach Towels, Bags, Sandals & More

Are you headed to the beach this summer?  Below are links to where you can find ethical beachwear, fair trade beach towels, give back sandals, sustainable beach decor, eco-friendly beach bags, picnic baskets and more.

(NOTES: Prices and availability may change without notice.  If you buy through some of these links, a small amount will come back to help support our mission.)

Naupaka men's beach shirt. Ethically-made apparel.
Naupaka Hawaii

An ethical Hawaiian boutique. If you are planning a beach trip, check out their ethically-made beach fashion, including beach wear for men, women and children, beach-themed jewelry and more. (Get 10% off with the code: LEEANNEMCCOY.)

Prices: $16 - $145

31 Bits open weave basket tote.
31 Bits

Sells products handmade by women rising out of poverty in Uganda and Indonesia. Their beautifully woven totes, handbags and picnic baskets are perfect for the beach and they also sell a collection of ocean inspired jewelry.

Prices: $20 - $128

Elegance Restored swimsuit cover up duster.
Elegance Restored

Creating a "market for beautiful, fairly made goods." They sell a light cardigan which doubles as a swimming suit cover.​

Sizes: S - L

Price: $32

Education and More vintage aqua turkish fouta beach or bath towels. Fair trade.
Education and More

"Strives to reduce poverty in Guatemala by providing educational opportunities for students of all ages." Their gorgeous fair trade Turkish fouta beach towels double as a swim suit wrap and they sell beach sets with beach bag and towel.

Prices: $38 - $70

The Lemonade Boutique Recycled Beach Glass Earrings. Handmade in the USA.
The Lemonade Boutique

Sells beautiful products made by women who "take life’s lemons and make lemonade." They offer beautiful recycled beach glass jewelry, handmade in the USA by women with disabilities.

Prices: $12 - $28

The Village Country Store beach house frame. Fair trade.
The Village Country Store

Fair trade and fairly made goods from around the globe. They offer beach-themed jewelry and beautiful beach house decor.

(Use the code: ShopWithLeeAnne for 10% off your entire order!)

Prices: Varied

Amani Ya Juu

"A social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for African women."  They sell ladies sundresses and skirts & summer basket totes & flip flop greeting cards.

Prices: $3 - $42

Made Global Beach Bum basket. Handwoven in Guatemala from elephant grass.
Made Global

"Into you knowing the makers, because the story matters." They sell beautiful "beach bum baskets," handwoven in Ghana from elephant grass.

Price: $48

Bought Beautifully Live Out Love beach tote.
Bought Beautifully

“Purchase a product--transform a life.” They sell "Live Out Love" beach totes.

Price: $19 - $26

Salt and Light Trading Co. walk in unity sandals.
Salt & Light Trading Co.

Offers "clothing for the girl who wants to live wildly free & change the world." They sell beautiful ladies sandals.

Price: $38

Redemption Market 2019 Guide to Ethical & Sustainable Swimwear.
Redemption Market

If you are in search of ethically-made swimwear, check out this blog post from Redemption Market:


"The 2019 Guide to Ethical + Sustainable Swimwear"

Fairly Southern 5 Places to Find Ethically Made Beach Towels.
Fairly Southern

For more places to find ethical beach towels, check out this blog post from Fairly Southern:


"Searching for (and Finding) Ethically-Made Beach Towels."​

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Karama Collection rainbow beach towel.
Karama Collection

"Karama alleviates poverty by restoring dignity through creative, purposeful work for artisans, beginning in Africa."They offer handwoven, highly-absorbent Ethiopian cotton beach towels​.

Prices: $26 - $64

Shop With a Mission shell wall hanging. Fair trade.
Shop With a Mission

On a mission “to equip and assist people in developing countries to break the cycle of poverty through their handiwork and creativity." They sell beautiful fair trade shell wall hangings and beach jewelry.

Prices: $10 - $22

Freedom's Promise beach bag. Eco-friendly and fair trade.
Freedom's Promise

"A faith-based, nonprofit organization that partners with indigenous Cambodian groups to prevent human trafficking and child exploitation by transforming communities." They sell cool eco-friendly, water resistant, fair trade beach bags.

Prices: $20

Renew Project mini tote. Made in the USA by refugees.
Re:new Project

""Provides employment and community for refugee women who have resettled in the USA." Their beautiful mini totes are made in the USA and are ready for the beach.

Prices: $25

Papillon blue flphone purse.

"Creating jobs for mothers & fathers who don’t want to have to abandon their children to an orphanage because they can’t feed them."  They sell fair trade beach totes, beach jewelry and colorful take-along phone purses.

Prices: $12 - $32

Serrv takeaway beach totes. Fair trade.

"A nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers, and their families out of poverty." They sell high-quality fair trade takeaway totes and other beach totes and scarves.

Prices: $22 - $62

Give a Damn Goods sustainable water bottle, made from sugar cane, free from toxins and dishwasher safe!
Give a Damn Goods

“Focuses on affordable goods that make a difference.” They offer sustainable water bottles, to take along to the beach.

Prices: $35

Rahab's Rope Sun Flip Earrings. Fair trade earrings.
Rahab's Rope

"Rahab's Rope exists to empower women and children in the fight against human trafficking." Their fair trade sun flip earrings would be perfect to wear to the beach.

Price: $7.50 - $15

Vi Bella Jewelry Pineapple tropical scrunchie.
Vi Bella Jewelry

Their mission is "providing a path out of poverty" for their artisans. They sell gorgeous tropical accessories, perfect for the beach, including totes, backpacks and scrunchies.

Price: $3 - $55

SojournStudio Tide Pool Necklace.
Sojourn Studio

A social enterprise of Global Child Advocates, which allows young women on the Thai-Myanmar border "to earn extra income while discovering their immense value." They sell a beautiful "tide pool" necklace, perfect for wearing to the beach.

Price: $25

Redemption Market 15 Ethical Sunscreens for 2019.
Redemption Market

For ethically-made and natural sunscreen brands, check out this blog post:


"Our 15 Favorite Ethical Sunscreen Brands for Summer 2019"

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Still Looking?

Still cannot find the ethically-made beach products you are looking for? Keep scrolling down for even more links to ethical swimwear, flip-flops, sunglasses and more!.

WorldCrafts Thai Purple Lunch Tote.

WorldCrafts "develops sustainable, fair-trade businesses among impoverished people around the world." Their fair trade Thai purple lunch tote would be perfect to take along for a picnic at the beach.

Price: $37

Ten Thousand Villages basket companion tote. Fair trade.
Ten Thousand Villages

"The original fair trader," started in 1946! They offer beautiful fair trade basket totes and also beach jewelry & scarves. (To also find their products in a retail location near you, click here.)

Prices: $19 - $70

Amma's Umma distressed shorts. An ethical boutique that gives back to adoptions.
Amma's Umma

"An ethical boutique that gives back to adoptions." They offer ethically-made summer dresses and shorts for women.​

Sizes: XS - XL

Prices: $44 - $54

Mercy House Trash Soccer Ball. Fair Trade.
Mercy House

"A global marketplace and the beautiful products in this shop are made by women empowered by Mercy House Global." Their "trash" soccer balls would be perfect for kids to toss around at the beach.

Prices: $6

Partners for Just Trade carryall. Fair trade.
Partners for Just Trade

“Building global partnerships through a just marketplace.”  They sell eco-friendly, fair trade carryalls, totes and water bottle carriers.

Prices: $12 - $45

Hope Outfitters "In God We Trust" camo tank top. Gives back 100% of profits to charity.
Hope Outfitters

Ethically-made Christian apparel. 100% of the profits give back to charity. They sell tank tops for men and women which would be great to wear at the beach.

Prices: $10 - $25

The Root Collective Molly sandal.
The Root Collective

"Partners with artisans in Guatemala to produce handcrafted shoes.” They offer stylish, high-quality sandals for women.

Prices: $98 - $108

Mango + Main sunglasses case. Fair trade.
Mango + Main

"On a mission to bring products from tropical lands where mangoes main street, USA!" They sell handcrafted fair trade sunglasses cases and also swim cover-ups.

Price: $20 - $108

Nightlight Design seaside ankle bracelet with shell.
Nightlight Design

"Born out of a vision to give the people of Haiti opportunities to earn money through honest and dignified work." They sell fun seaside anklets.​

Price: $14.99

Mayan Hands water bottle holder.
Mayan Hands

"A fair trade nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering Mayan women in their quest to bring their families out of extreme poverty." Their handwoven eyeglass cases with straps & water bottle carriers are perfect for a day at the beach.

Prices: $10 - $14

The Root Collective Molly sandal in dusk.
The Honest Consumer

To find more ethically-made sandals for summer, read this blog post:


"12 Ethical Summer Sandals Under $100"

Travel with World Changing Travel Gear.

To find more ethically-made products for travel and vacations, check our guide:

World Changing Travel Gear




For more ethically-made beach products and beach wear, also check out:

Jessica Rey Swimwear

(Ethically-made swimwear, cover-ups and beach towels for women and girls.)

Nettle's Tale

(Ethically-made plus-sized swimwear for women.)


(Fair trade beach covers for women.)


(Ethically-made beach and swimwear for babies and kids.)

Cobian Footwear

(Sandals for the whole family that give back, perfect for the beach!)


(Buy-one-give-one flip flops.)


(Flip flops and sandals for men and women, made in the USA.)

Hope & Henry

(Ethically-made and organic swimwear for girls and boys, offered on Amazon.)


(Sandals and flip-flops for men and women.)

Diff Eyewear

(Sunglasses that give back.)

Mohala Eyewear

(Sunglasses that give back.)

Warby Parker

(Buy one give one sunglasses.)

Pala Eyewear

(Sunglasses that give back.)

Blue Planet Eyewear

(Eco-friendly sunglasses and sun readers that give back.)

Tula Hats

(Fair trade, handwoven, wide-brim palm hats for men, women and children.)

Yana Dee

(Kids sun hats, ethically made in Michigan.)

Where to Find Beach Products that are Fair Trade and Ethically-Made and Changing the World.

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