Canadian Swimwear Brands You Need To Shop Now
Now that summer is finally here, it’s time to stock up on bathing suits! And did you know you can find some quality swimwear brands right here in Canada?
Whether you’re looking for a classic bikini style, or something more vibrant and trendy, these Canadians brand have got you covered. Here are some of our favourite Canadian swimwear brands you need to shop this summer.
This company was created in Vancouver by two former Lululemon product developers who wanted to make swimsuits that felt just as good to wear as they looked on. Left on Friday creates comfortable suits that can keep up with the active beach-goer.
Founded by three women named Julie, this Montreal-based brand makes trendy swimsuits in summery colours and prints with a focus on affordability. June Swimwear is also known for their “bootykini” which makes for the perfect ‘beach bum’ Instagram photo.
All of Thief&Bandit’s bathers are custom-made and hand-printed in their Halifax studio. Plus, the company features real women of all shapes and sizes in their swimwear campaigns.
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Founded in Vancouver, Beth Richards produces cool-girl swimwear with an athletic twist. All of the styles, from the mock-neck tops to the mesh one pieces, are ethically-produced and provide 50+ UVB protection.
Bathing Belle was created by George Brown graduate Danica Salajko who also hand-makes all the designs. The line carries everything from colourful bikinis to classic black one-pieces, but it’s their wild prints that make this Toronto company a stand out.
This Toronto-based brand was created with one goal in mind: to save the oceans. For every item sold, Saltwater Collective donates a portion of the profits to ocean conservation organization Oceana. Not to mention all their fabrics are sourced from environmentally-friendly materials.
This Montreal label is known for their adorable prints which are illustrated by the brand’s designer and team members. With fun cuts and cute ruffles, these bathing suits are a summer must-have.
Minnow Bathers is the kind of swimwear line that will make you stand out at the pool. Not only are their suits super stylish, but one dollar from every item sold is donated to Ocean Conservancy.
Although Andrea Iyamah is based in Ontario, this unique swimwear line is designed by Nigerian-born Dumebi Iyamah. Her designs focus on incorporating African cultures into the pieces, serving as the inspiration for the cut, colour and print.
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Hamilton-based company Gattina is all about minimalist swimwear. The brand specializes in rich colour palettes and romantic prints, with styles that look good on their own or with a pair of denim shorts.
Calgarian Julia Barnes founded Honubelle to cater to those who love the outdoors, putting an emphasis on quality without compromising the price. The line is specifically designed for the surf enthusiast and the label features fun, sporty swimwear with a chill aesthetic.
Do you know any other Canadian swimwear brands? Let us know in the comments.
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