Founder of Unika Swim
“I was born in Canada but of Brazilian heritage. Growing up, I spent my summers in Brazil - where beachwear is engrained into our culture. What I found the most inspiring about Brazil was how people wore their swimwear. From the diverse cultural backgrounds that make up the population, to the variety of body types and ages of the women gracing their beaches – all of them wore their pieces confidently. Every women's body shape is different and unique, and so are their life experiences, personalities and tastes. I wanted women to be able to reflect their uniqueness and be confident in their choices, especially when they are the most exposed. I traveled endlessly to find unique and quality stretch fabrics from all around the world to give you the selection and quality you want. These suits were made with love, I hope you enjoy wearing them as much as I did designing them.“
Meet the Team
Often referred to as the ``Ringmaster`` of Unika swim. She overseas all things going on in the shop. From Custom Fittings, Fabric sourcing, to approving final designs and making sure the shop is running smoothly and in order.
HEAD OF PRODUCTION
Esther has been working for Ūnika Swim as a swimwear designer and pattern maker since 2017. As head of production, she overseas all garments being produced in the shop.
HEAD OF OPERATIONS
Rebecca is head of operations at Ūnika Swim. Along with custom fittings, she pattern drafts, designs, and organizes upcoming collections.
Vanessa is Unika's creative director. Along with maintaining the brand's identity she oversees all of Unika's visuals - from creating content to organizing photoshoots and campaigns.
As a fashion Designer, Alessia is involved in all areas of the business. From stylist, production, to sales associate.
Trish is front of house & back of house all in one. She does Custom fittings, drafting, cutting, and designing.
Dije has worked in swimwear industry for over 25 years, she is currently working for Unika Swim as a designer, sample maker, and pattern maker.
We proudly utilize ECONYL®, a 100% regenerated nylon yarn derived from pre and post-industrial waste, in our pieces – which are all handmade in Canada. ŪNIKA is built on a foundation of quality and environmental consciousness, with the core belief that all fashion businesses should play a part in designing the best version of the future.