Issa de’ mar designers Marissa Eveland and Melissa Jasniy are good friends who surf and lived on the North Shore of Oahu together. They began by hand sewing each suit and eventually turned the downstairs of their beach bungalow into their sewing studio & creative lair. They combined their passion, design expertise, and love for surfing and Issa de’ mar was born. They sold suits out of a tiger painted ice cream truck with Roam Hawaii, a mobile marketplace they started with their closest friends. They officially launched Issa de’ mar March of 2013 and have been overwhelmed by the positive attention and momentum Issa de’ mar has gained. They continue to be inspired by the places they travel, waves they surf, and people they meet! Surfing, sewing and creativity is as much in their bones as there is salt in their hair.