Gerry Can Swim & Active was born out of the most unique space ever…
One of our co founders @Olganinah was brought up in a migrant family in Sydney from Greece.
She spent her childhood in the least standard migrant family household.
During the 70’s and 80’s her brother was a surfer, her Dad drove a Valiant and they would spend their weekends driving up and down the coast to find the best set to surf!
Her Dad’s Gerry had a CAN - DO outlook on life. Nothing was too hard, too out of reach and freedom was something that he saw as so attainable.
After studying Psychology at university, then onto Nutrition and fitness instructing, Olga was destined to making some pretty amazing marks in the health and wellness industry. Making iconic 80’s active and swimwear looks, selling her brand in gyms across the country and creating a recognisable label, she worked hard to make her mark and love every day doing it! She found a real passion in pattern making and hand making every garment to perfection, and to withstand the sweatiest of workouts.
After having her Daughter @stephanieferrara_, and losing her Father Gerry, Olga continued the outlook of “Everything to be possible, everything CAN be done”! Gerry Can was always a play on words and an attitude to health, fitness, freedom and life. It was always going to be so much more than an idea.
Olga opened a store while the kids were young and kept Gerry Can as something to pursue when the time was right.
After owning and running a business in the fashion and lifestyle industry for over 18 years with acclaimed success, and her daughter/ sidekick and business partner to be, studying design, the dream of Gerry can became a reality with a dynamic duo and lots of archives to create a brand they love! They drafted sketches and converted an old warehouse into a storeroom/ design space for the brand and fast growing e-commerce site!
This helped her create a legacy whereby GERRY CAN is a lifestyle as much as it is a fashion brand. This brand is is a combination of a passion for timeless accountability and high fashion.
With a combination of magazine clippings from the 80's and 90's, as well as referencing our creative backgrounds, we strive to make pieces that will last a lifetime.
With our lives spent at the beach, our swim line was created to provide women with pieces that accentuate their curves, maximize comfort and boost confidence in any way possible. Starting with seamless finishes and swimsuits made of our signature quick dry compression Lycra.
From Brazilian cuts, iconic high cuts and plunging necklines our pieces are the epitome of luxury modern swimwear.
With one half of our duo having a career as a personal trainer, our activewear is revived from the patterns of her designs brainstormed in the 80's and 90's where she would sell her pieces while training clients.
Our design duo both studying design in two separate eras take their ideas and are always looking to innovate in the field.
We are an active and swim brand and love creating for like-minded people. We work with people we believe in and who share the same values.
We continue to work sustainably, we love that this is a small business through and through and we will continue this way even though we are doing BIG THINGS!
From early sketches, to seeing our pieces on sweaty legs and sunburned buns, we are surrounded by inspiration and passion.
Gerrycan is a tribute to our late grandfather who lived a surfing, carefree, yet hard-working life. We live through his notions in our label and make honest Australian pieces for all over the world.
We are inspired by our travels, and in emulating our active lifestyle in pieces that can be worn all day long and transform one’s confidence in self.
We hope you enjoy our designs as much as we are in love with building GERRY CAN!
JOIN THE GERRY CAN COMMUNITY AND WEAR SOME KILLER STYLES, made to last lifetimes not just seasons.