My name is Lena Shaw, and I am the CEO and Designer behind Imagine Perry.
I’m lucky to have my husband, Ryan as my business partner to help run all the behind the scenes aspects of family business!
Our three little girls are our inspiration for our company. Monroe is 8, Selma is 5, and Perry is 1. You will often see them in our stories, as well as in front of the camera as our little models for many of our swimsuits. They like to come into the office where they pretend to be store owners, make phone calls regarding sales, and pack imaginary orders. It’s pretty cute seeing them re-enacting our day to day life at work and showing our girls that they can be strong and powerful women one day.
A few years ago, I was looking tirelessly for trendy swimwear for our girls. I wanted something stylish, with the right cut and wanted to support companies that had a sustainability-focused vision for their products. I wasn’t able to find suits under my strict criteria, so I decided to make my own! Fast forward a couple of months, and I had our local manufacturer creating our first samples of the swimsuits I had drawn, and created on paper. Since then, we’ve started designing swimwear for women, added boy styles to the mix and have quickly grown in to a bathing suit company that hit all the marks I was originally looking for. Imagine Perry suits are locally sourced, sustainably made and are cut to flatter bodies of all shapes and sizes.
As a former school teacher, I am now able to be at home to raise our girls alongside growing our business - a dream I never thought possible. In Spring 2021, we will be entering back into stores and will be found in over 30 storefronts across Canada. We have new styles of swimwear, as well as new prints that are released every few months.
We look forward to continuing to be your one stop shop for swimwear.
Thank you for being here!