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

I've always hated shopping for bathing suits, so when I came across Unika Swim, I was so excited. I worked with Trish to create a beautiful dark green bikini that I wore during my destination wedding. It was such an awesome experience! Highly recommend!!

Danielle Harper
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I bought two bathing suits from here last summer. Easily my favourite bathing suits. Yes, they might be a tad on the expensive side, but totally worth it because these bikinis are meant to make you feel great and confident in your body, which is sometimes hard for women regarding exposing their bodies. I wear these bikinis all the time simply because they make me feel beautiful. I can't wait to order more! Also, great service. such cool people who want you to be satisfied

Steph C
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Had such a great experience ordering from their online store! LOVE the suit I bought, true to size, good quality, overall my favourite suit I own. 10/10 would recommend!

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

Jemma Hamilton
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I've been going to Unika for two years now! My swimwear has maintained it shape, and the quality is unmatched. I love the ethical portion to this brand too, everything is made right in the shop. Such a fantastic idea!  The ladies at the shop are super accommodating and great at what they do. Highly recommend this place if you want quality suits that last for years! 10/10.

Zoe Lhusf
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A huge thank you to the Unika team for my new favourite bikinis! I had such a beautiful and fun experience with Betsy designing suits made especially for me.  Crafted with sustainable material and made in house, I will definitely be getting all my swimwear here from now on<3

AJ Dioso-Lopez
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The UNIKA team is simply amazing! The quality of the suits is amazing, and the team works so hard to make sure you have exactly the custom fit that you want. They do a tremendous job and these are by far my favourite bathing suits!

Cassandra Pilla
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Wow. Just wow. I can't recommend Unika enough! I visited their studio prior to a winter trip to Mexico after finding them on Instagram. The staff were exceptionally friendly, helpful and made every effort to make me feel great about buying (what could be described as a woman's nightmare) a flattering bathing suit!

Natalie Sorichetti
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Thanks to the ūnika team for creating a safe (and fun!) space for me to find a bathing suit after my double mastectomy. I felt free to discuss my situation with the staff and they immediately made me feel more confident in my new body and excited to hit the beach!

Christy Stoeten
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For many years I asked myself how long it would be until something I dread doing would become delightful. Upon my arrival, up until I left the shop I was assisted every step of the way.

The styles are beautiful. They have a wide range of basics, along with more complex designs. You can even get whatever you see made up in whichever fabric you want on the fabric wall. I chose something that was two sided (reversible) which was actually a steal since its 2-in-1.
I ended up going for things that I typically don't wear and I get SO many compliments on my suits. I was leaving for vacation in a few days, and these ladies were able to accommodate me last minute. Thank you for all of your help. I can't wait to come back and get more suits from you! I also loved the fact that they were local! LOVE SUPPORTING CANADIAN BRANDS!

Jamie Carlerson-Alaunz
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Heaven sent! I was referred by my friend who shops here all of the time. They have the best options for bathing suits. Someone who loves a basic bikini they have ENDLESS OPTIONS! They also a wall of fabric to choose from. I was so overwhelmed with possibilities. I love my bikinis, not to mention the quality of the suits. The customer service is also amazing, the girls working the shop are the sweetest girls ever!

Agatha Mirali
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Buying a swimsuit at Unika is the best swimsuit shopping experience you’ll ever have. Imagine wedding dress shopping, but for a beach day. The girls here believe in the importance of you looking and feeling your best while on the beach, and they truly make you feel the most beautiful by helping find the perfect cut and fit.

Devon Vaillancourt
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I had a great experience with the ladies here in store. Shopping for a swimsuit has never been so smooth. I worked alongside Esther to create my dream suit and then purchased another three the second time that I came in. I highly recommend this experience to anyone regardless of age! They really mean it when they cater to women of all ages, shapes and sizes.

Ladies thank you for making me feel so confident through something that I really hate doing. I can't wait to be back here for more

Lucy Bahkkat
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I had an amazing time coming by the shop. I didn't do custom but instead went the route of off the rack since I didn't have enough time. Price wise I was expecting this place to cost more but they fall under the same price range as other stores that I shop at in the city. They have so many options for all shapes and sizes bust wise. I loved that I was able to add padding to my top on the spot. Great Selection!!

Mariah Madnalahe
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I can't speak highly enough of Unika! I got my first bathing suit here last year and knew I'd be getting another one this year. The staff are thoughtful, the designs and fabric are beautiful, and throughout the entire process you get an incredibly personalized experience. No matter your shape buying a swimsuit is less than pleasant but at Unika you always feel great. I honestly wish all shopping could be like this! Thank you Unika, I'm sure I'll be back again next year.

Clare Hacksel
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Cannot day enough about the staff and service here. I needed a suit in a terrible rush. They were professional, helpful and quickly got an entire suit combo together. Even did a quick alteration on the suit when it was needed. amazing service! I will be coming back 100%

Highly recommend for anyone needing a beautiful suit in Toronto!

Claudia Hegihn
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Absolutely love both swimsuits that I bought. I feel incredibly sexy in them! The women that helped me through the custom swimsuit process were awesome, made me feel incredibly comfortable and definitely understood the science and design of the swimsuit that would help to make the suit fit better which in turn helps you feel better wearing it. Will definitely go back for another suit when I take my next trip :)

Natasha Helwig
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I used to shop at other shops in the city until I came to this swimwear store. The quality of fabrics are unmatched and knowledge from the staff is super helpful. I loved my experience shopping there and the help that I received when finding the right suit for me. Thank you Rebecca for your patience, and understanding with my indecisiveness. The suits are beautiful!!

Shauna Williams
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The swimsuit fit perfectly, I didn't even have to make any adjustments. It was a rush order because I was leaving for vacation so they really did an excellent job at accommodating me. They have super cute patterns too ;)

Maria Esteena Javier