Betsy Campos, Founder of ŪNIKA Swim

“I was born in Canada but of Brazilian heritage. Growing up, I spent my summers in Brazil - where beachwear is ingrained 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 woman'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.”

Betsy Campos, Founder of ŪNIKA Swim
Meet the team
Betsy Campos

Betsy Campos

Founder

Often referred to as the "Ringmaster" of ŪNIKA swim, she oversees 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.

TRISH MURRAY

TRISH MURRAY

DESIGNER / MARKETING / FITTINGS / PRODUCTION

Trish is front of house & back of house all in one. She does marketing, custom fittings, drafting, cutting, and designing.

ALESSIA LATINA

ALESSIA LATINA

DESIGNER / SALES / FITTINGS / PRODUCTION

As a fashion designer, Alessia is involved in all areas of the business. She designs, works production, assists with custom fittings and sales.

Serena Persaud

Serena Persaud

GRAPHICS & MARKETING

Serena is the graphic designer behind our content. She creates work/advertising for our brand, social media and overall online presence.

Barbara Tavares

Barbara Tavares

PRODUCTION

With a long history working with stretch fabric, Barbara is a part of cutting and sewing. She is involved with production and on the spot quick fixes.

DIJE DZAFERI

DIJE DZAFERI

DESIGNER

Dije has worked in swimwear industry for over 25 years. She is currently working for ŪNIKA 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.

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Testimonial

Incredible swimwear made to fit your body type. There are a variety of fabrics and styles to insure you get exactly what you want. Betsy is amazing at what she does and takes the time to make sure your vision comes to life. I would highly recommend!

Karina
Testimonial

Everyone at Unika was so kind and helpful. I got tons of compliments on my custom suits!

Jemma Hamilton