As you may know we try to give back as much as we can. This year, much of our donations was focused at sewing masks, donating masks and mask hooks. We also donated to Aloha Harvest, the Aloha Diaper Bank, and the Pōpolo Project.
Instead of choosing an organization for each month of the year, we try to make the best decision of donating where it is needed most in that given time period.
As we start to close this year, I wanted to donate to organizations that will help to protect our home, Hawaiʻi. One of the things I saw during COVID was how our Earth bounced back (even if it was just a little) from the slowing down of humans. Water that was once murky and polluted cleared, we saw lower fossil fuel emissions and cleaner air.
Here in Hawaiʻi people started working in their gardens...to the point it was nearly impossible to find soil! Huli were being distributed for FREE all over! I have never seen such a thing and it was inspiring. I know when my kalo are ready and I have huli I will pay forward that generosity.
As I continue to reflect on everything that has happened this year, I wanted to create a collection that gives back to our Hawaiʻi. So here we are, introducing the first of the prints in this collection and what better way to kick it off than with two new collabs!