Toronto swimwear company, Minnow Bathers, draws inspiration from youth and nostalgia, reflecting a keen interest in summer rebellion. Minnow experiments with the juxtaposition of tradition and modernity, modesty and sexuality in their collections. They pair monochromatic and printed fabrics with classic designs to create pieces which exist as both vintage and contemporary in design. Minnow’s collections also demonstrates a love of craftsmanship and the ethical production of their products by having each piece manufactured by their talents local team of stitchers in Toronto.
Minnow Bathers is the vision of best friends Karen Donaldson and Vanessa Warrack. Their bathers can be purchased all over the world including Victoire (Ottawa, ON), Mixed Business (Los Angeles, CA), and Verameat (New York, NY). They have been featured in such publications as The Fader Magazine, The National Post, BUST Magazine, and Fashion Magazine.
Karen Donaldson acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Costume Studies at Dalhousie University and has honed her design and tailoring skills as an independent costumer. She recently graduated from the Musuem Conservation and Collections Management program at Fleming College and specializes in art handling and mount making for museums.
Vanessa Warrack studied Fashion Design at LaSalle College in Montreal. Warrack also designs a line of vintage inspired lingerie, Bully Boy, acclaimed for high waisted panties and bras in mesh with lace accents. Check it out at https://www.etsy.com/ca/people/bullyboylingerie
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Best friends Vanessa and Karen are the masterminds behind Minnow Bathers.
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Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
If payment is not made immediately after you place your order, please let me know when you plan to.
We ship orders worldwide. All items are made to order and will usually arrive within 1-4 weeks. Larger orders of multiple pieces may take longer to deliver.
All parcels are posted via Canada Post or Fed Ex. Please contact us if you would like an item to be rushed. Please note that rushed items cost more and payment is expected before shipment. Minnow cannot be held responsible for items not received on time or if your parcel goes missing in transit.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please pay attention to care instructions as we will not refund or exchange goods that have machine washed or otherwise mistreated.
In the event of a faulty product, please contact us immediately about your intention to return the item. If you believe your garment is faulty, we will only accept the return within 7 days of you having received the item.
The item must be returned in its original condition, unworn, unwashed and have all labels attached. Minnow reserves the right to refuse the return of worn or used items.
If the garment is found to be faulty a replacement garment or full refund will provided. Please mail all returns to –
1482 Queen Street West
Additional policies and FAQs
Hand wash in cool water
Use soap or mild washing detergent
It is not necessary to use special cleaning agents
Try rolling in a towel to remove excess water
Lay flat to dry
Do not use bleach
We understand that people come in all shapes and sizes and we are more than happy to customize your order. For an additional price we can make a pattern to fit you perfectly. Please contact us for more details.