“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.“
Founder of Unika Swim
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.
SILVIA CANOVAS CLOSA
GRAPHICS & MARKETING
Silvia is behind all of our graphic design. She helps with social media marketing and creates content for our brand.
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.
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!
Everyone at Ūnika was so kind and helpful. I got tons of compliments on my custom suits!
We drove an hour and a half to have my 2 piece especially made for me. I got to choose the colour that I wanted in a style and fit that works with my body type. Thanks for the swimsuit!!!
This is the only place where you will feel amazing after swimsuit shopping. Owner and staff are very knowledgeable of their product and the right fit for every body size. I love that they acknowledge that all types of bodies can be beautiful!
I had an amazing shopping experience at Ūnika. I couldn’t wait to wear my bikinis on vacation. The alterations they did for me made them fit perfectly and were done so quickly, I didn’t have to worry at all. Definitely recommend, they’re absolutely worth it and made me look and feel amazing on vacation.
From the time that I walked in until 2 weeks later when I got my new custom suit, I was blown away by how friendly and helpful all the staff members were. As a bigger girl with interesting curves I constantly have problems with suits fitting weird. Not this time. I am the proud owner of a bathing suit that not only fits like a dream but looks amazing as well. THANKS LADIES!!!!
I was extremely pleased with my custom swimwear by Ūnika! The founder Betsy was so warm and inviting from the moment we met. The entire team was very friendly and took the time to find out what my specific needs were and what was important to me as far as the final look for my swimsuit! In my case I wanted the wow factor for my Anniversary! They came through with 2 incredibly well fitting swim suits that I can confidently wear including a custom designed cover up as a final touch. No complaints whatsoever in terms of customer service due to the attention placed on detail. They focus on proper fit and tweak as necessary for your body type so you can’t go wrong with Ūnika swim! I am hooked! This is definitely my go to place for beachwear going forward!