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06/13/2012 01:35 pm ET

Eco-Friendly Bikinis For Summer 2012 (PHOTOS)

A couple of weeks ago, I put together a bunch of the cutest vintage swimsuits I could find. Understandably, they are not everybody's style. For the most part, bathing suits tend to be fairly trend-driven in the way they are designed, so suits from the past look every inch the time period they were designed in.

But you can look chic and modern — and buy from designers who care about the Earth and their designs impact on it — by looking for lines that utilize eco-fabrics and those that are designed and made in the same place. You can start by checking out some of my favorite selections below.

List and captions courtesy of the Mother Nature Network

Eco-Friendly Bikinis

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