Central Pacific Bank News Release: Central Pacific Bank, Mana Up, and the Hawaii Food Manufacturers Association Secure New Retail Opportunities in Japan for Hawaii Small Businesses
Yireh is one of the companies participating in product accelerator Mana Up’s fifth cohort, and since joining, has been working on building a stronger e-commerce presence.
The origin of Jules + Gem Hawai'i traces back to Lana Gronwald discovering her love for candles when she and her husband bought a candle kit for date night.
Now, natural and authentic hand-poured soy candles and other bath and body products made by Jules + Gem Hawai'i are sold in specialty boutique stores across Hawaii, the continental United States, and the world.
Dr. Lyn Lam and Terry Lam, co-founders of Kapa Nui Nails, prioritized listening to the concerns, needs, and wants of women throughout their careers. Kapa Nui nail polish is made of only three ingredients—water, acrylates copolymer, and mineral pigments—the number of components in their recipe is far fewer than the traditional.
Haku Collective, founded by Scotty Wilks and Kimié Miner, works to support Hawai'i-based musicians through live events, production, publishing, product, and mentorship opportunities.
The foundation for Nāpili FLO Farm’s locally-crafted artisanal kimchi and fermented foods is embedded in family love and determination to create a business that benefits the land and community. Meet the founder, Monica Bogar, who is behind the sustainable & organic urban farm.
The idea for Ao Organics Hawaiʻi sparked when its founder Chelsa Davis was looking for a safe product to shield her family from the sun. The reef-safe skincare company started with Davis sharing her skincare line with friends and family. Now, Ao Organics is sold in more than 40 stores with locations across the islands, in New York, California, as well as Belgium.
Ua Body was created through the succession of a recipe book, family business, and the desire to continue a mother's legacy. Owner Leala Humbert, in partnership with her husband Blaine, continued her mother Alice's mission and natural skincare products when taking on the business.
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The product is simple: a water-based, non-toxic and eco-friendly nail polish line formulated with natural ingredients.
Founders of Aloha Modern, Mālia Kaʻaihue and Reyn Mukawa, offer products that can be used casually in daily life that have the heart of an heirloom. Their prints authentically share the islands' stories, honor the past, and offer a genuine product for the generations to come.
Meet Emily Jaime, the woman who defies the toxicity of the fashion industry. Her Oahu-based company, YIREH, creates its pieces to the positive body images it supports through its designs. Jamie manufactures her products ethically as well as encourages comfort and confidence to customers through blog posts and designs.
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Locally brewed and sourced kombucha and nitro cold brew manufacturer Vitalitea Hawaii is expanding its product footprint on Oahu.