Souvenirs Made in Hawaii, Made with Aloha: Kauai
– From vibrant prints by local designers to exquisite jewelry creations and tasty tidbits, Hawaii’s artisans offer an array of unique products made with Aloha –
The breathtaking landscapes and luscious produce of the islands serve as a unique canvas of opportunity and ideas for many of Hawaii’s local artisans. Whether it be the history of the kalo (taro) plant that inspires the design of an aloha shirt, or the allure of a wave’s arch that captivates the eye of a local ocean photographer, from photographs to fabric designs, the images and experiences of Hawaii are displayed through the works of many of Hawaii’s local artisans. Made in Hawaii and made with aloha, Hawaii truly offers products from the heart, capturing a priceless value that expresses the essence of the aloha spirit and the beauty of its maker. Whether returning home from the islands and searching for the perfect gift for friends or families, or simply looking to gift something special to a loved one, listed below are some artisans that articulate the beauty of Hawaii.
Agriculture – Flourishing in the heart of Kauai’s northern shore is Kauai Farmacy, a four-acre herbal garden, tended to by owners Doug and Genna Wolkon. Home to more than 60 medicinal herbal plants, Kauai Farmacy offers tea for health and pleasure. As all harvesting is done by hand, Kauai Farmacy offers a premium quality of tea, selecting only the strongest, most vibrant plants to craft into herbal blends and supplements. In addition to sourcing product to many of Hawaii’s restaurants, Kauai Farmacy also offers guided tours of the farm, allowing visitors and residents an opportunity to experience the oasis first hand, and learn more about history and culture of tea farming in Hawaii.
Fashion – KaiKini Bikinis on the island of Kauai operates on the principle of earth first manufacturing. Prioritizing the importance of creating and promoting sustainable fashion, each KaiKini Bikini is hand cut and made on the island of Kauai. Using a fast drying anti-microbial liner, each ‘Kini is designed with the essence of Kauai’s rejuvenating spirit, styled for any type of adventure, whether it be surfing, sunning, diving, yoga or embarking on awe inspiring hike. KaiKini Bikini’s is every wanderlust dreamers dream.
Art – Inviting you into a world of wonder, local watercolor artist Patrice Pendarvis tells the stories of Hawaii in her collection of watercolor paintings. An artist for over 40 years, Pendarvis depicts Hawaii’s beauty, charm and diversity in her pictorial compositions.
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