our story

in 2020, quite literally in the middle of a pandemic, bethany osborn founded adaswim. she always felt that creativity ran through her veins. she frequently found herself always wanting to create.  her mother taught her to sew when she was young, so one day during the pandemic she was shopping and realized how often she was buying suits that only lasted a year or two before they started to wear. Since the high prices did not align with the quality and longevity she decided to give it a go on her own. she picked up a sewing machine and history for her was made. 


after showing her roommates and friends, she received words of encouragement of starting a small business. living on the island of o’ahu, bethany saw firsthand the effects of plastic and various waste.   she did not want to be a part of an industry that contributes to ~92 million tons of textile waste yearly. if she was going to do this, every detail needed to be ecologically and ethically conscious. after extensive research and testing, she found sustainable options that repurpose waste. 


originally designed on the floor of her bedroom which she shared with her best friend. production then began at the bar in her kitchen, then overflowed onto now the kitchen's floor. fast forward two years later and she is on the search for a workshop that is ethically owned and operated.