Their story started in Camille’s little homemade workshop in her parents’ house. After studying in design, she started creating custom swimsuits for her friends and family, without realizing that swimsuits were really popular among her entourage. Shortly after, during a fashion show, she met Joao. Both decided to combine their expertise and create their first label Mimi Hammer Swimwear By the end of summer 2015, they created their second label August With this label, they wanted to create well-designed products for an everyday lifestyle. That’s why Mimi & August is the union between the two brands that shares the same values. Illustrations is at the core of the Montreal based company. They make every product unique and personalized, whether it is for swimsuits, clothes or accessories.
Since the beginning they have valued attention to small details and fair production, which is why they work with small factories that enable economic development and sustainable job creation. They inspect each factory in person to make sure the employees work decent hours, that they are paid fair wages and that there is no child labor. All their garments are proudly designed in Montreal, Canada and produced ethically here and abroad. Their goal is to make quality products rather than to have an overflowing inventory. Making clothes, swimsuits and accessories that they are proud of is essential!