Native Hawaiian shops and designers. Let us know about others we can add to the list!
Native Books/Na Mea Hawai‘i features books, food, cards, clothing, jewelry, cultural products are alongside studio and community space, as well as a tea room, movies, book launches and special events gatherings. Located in Honolulu at the Ward Warehouse.
Sig Zane Designs is based on a strong, simple love. Our designs are wedded to a place, nature and culture, and our values are simple. Honor the land and the native culture. Celebrate excellence and beauty. And share what we know. Located in Hilo, on the eastern shore of the island of Hawai’i, where the cleanest air in the world blows in from the northeast, across 2,500 miles of ocean.
Kealopiko are purveyors of Hawaiian inspired clothing. The designs we create come out of our aloha for the natural, cultural and historical landscapes of Hawaii. They are based on native plants and animals, olelo Hawaii (Hawaiian language), our alii (chiefs and monarchs) and the moolelo (history) of our existence in these islands. Our garments are designed locally and made domestically (using only water based inks and organic cotton when possible).
Manuheali’i fashion is crafted with intricate art and vibrant colors, to make every collection a celebration of tropical beauty and rich culture. Easy-fitting styles and polished modern trends convey the essence of our company. Cherished classics can be found in the men’s aloha shirt and elegant sweetheart dress. Manuheali’i has three galleries: Kailua, Honolulu, and online.
HINA was established in the summer of 2008. With a desire for fashion and culture we seek to perpetuate our culture by acknowledging who we are and where we come from. HINA is a well known goddess in Polynesian mythology, known as the goddess of the moon! Besides her role as goddess, she is also the wife of KU. HINA represents all that is female. KU represents all that is male. Together they rule the universe in perpetual balance!
I am Nita Pilago born on O’ahu and raised from Papakole’a to Nanakuli. My vision is to see women from all walks of life and all ages to look and feel beautiful from the inside out. When we are happy, we become better people and excel in whatever we choose to do. Contributing artist to my clothing line is my whole family, Angel, Kaleo and Che. When I am drawing and creating my art and designs, I try to infuse “Aloha” with every stroke of my pen.
Nake’u was introduced to the fashion industry through his own handiwork–creating macrame accessories for Hollywood heavies. Elvis Presley, Lena Horne, Carol Burnett, and Goldie Hawn have worn his hand-made macrame designs. Now located in Honolulu, he is a fashion designer and produces a yearly pre-holiday fashion show held at the Ko’olau Golf Clubhouse.