Creating swimwear that women feel comfortable wearing while minimizing production waste is key to the mission of Minnow Bathers. This means designing, producing, and shipping bathers in a responsible fashion.

Unlike most fashion lines, Minnow produces one collection each year. We consciously design less and keep our collections small in order to produce garments at a reasonable pace. This allows us to produce our bathers by hand, locally, in Toronto, Canada. This is important because it enables us to focus on quality which enhances the value of the piece. Additionally, we benefit by working to customer demand which reduces unnecessary production costs and waste.

In a continued effort to reduce waste, all bathers are developed using minimal-waste pattern-making and fabric design techniques. Moreover, our solid fabrics are made from chlorine-resistant and UV-blocking fabrics produced from 78% recycled plastics. As an independent manufacturer, we feel this is important because this reduces energy usage while minimizing consumption levels. 


To offset the environmental impacts of production, Minnow Bathers proudly donate $1 from each sale to the Ocean Conservancy in order to support their efforts to protect the world’s oceans and its inhabitants. Additionally, a portion of each sale is donated to various animal and human rights organizations throughout the year.  


We aim to keep packaging as minimal as possible, which means free of unnecessary wrapping. Our suits are wrapped in tissue and simply placed in the mailer. We post all bathers in 100% recycled plastic mailers from ecoenclose. These mailbags can be reused and recycled. Toronto customers may also request local pick-up from our studio which eliminates the need for a plastic mailer. 


Hand wash in cool water with a mild washing detergent. Lay flat to dry. Do not use bleach or tumble dry. Please avoid rubbing against rough surfaces as they can causing pilling of spandex. 


Due to health and hygiene regulations, Minnow cannot accept the return of worn bathers. However, you may receive a refund or exchange any unworn suits. In this case return shipment is paid for by the customer. Please mail all returns to: Minnow Bathers
216 Close Ave - Back Courtyard
Toronto Ontario
M6K 1M3