Button Down Aloha Shirt | Pūpū ‘alā - aqua
Our version of this classic Hawaiian garment. Tailored for a slightly slim fit.
100% cotton | Coconut buttons | ʻĀina-friendly dyes & inks | Designed & manufactured in Hawaiʻi
Ho‘i ke aloha i ka piko o nā kuahiwi, i Molokai ho‘i, kahi e hana ‘ia ai ka lole All Aloha. ‘O ka piko nō ia o ko mākou ‘oihana i ho‘okumu ‘ia me ka mana‘o e hi‘i a‘e i nā mea Hawai‘i a me nā mo‘olelo kūpuna. No laila, ma ka haku lau ‘ana, ‘o ia nā mea a mākou e ho‘ohanohano aku ai, e ho‘olilo ai ho‘i i mau lau e linohau ai ka po‘e ke ‘a‘ahu. Nani nō ho‘i ka ‘a‘ahu ‘ana i ka lole i hana lima ‘ia ma nā pū‘ulu li‘ili‘i, no ka mea he kū kahi nō kēlā me kēia mea. Na ka lima maiau o ko Molokai po‘e ka hana ‘ana i ka lole All Aloha. ‘A‘ole wale nō no ka pākela nani o ko lākou aloha, akā no ka pono ke lilo ka hana na nā keiki papa o ka ‘āina. Inā ua ho‘olilo ‘ia aku na kekahi lāhui ma ka ‘āina ‘ē, inā ua nui a‘e ke kālā e loa‘a mai ana iā mākou. ‘A‘ole na‘e kēlā ‘o kā mākou e ‘imi nei, ‘eā. ‘O ka paipai i ko Hawai‘i me ke kū ha‘aheo i ka hana ‘ia ma ka ‘āina aloha, ‘o ia ka li‘a o ko mākou mana‘o, a ‘o kāu nō ho‘i ia e kāko‘o aku ai ke kū‘ai mai ‘oe i ka lole All Aloha. No laila, e o‘u mau kānaka, e kū‘ai ha‘aheo! E ‘olu iho i ka ‘ike na kāu waiwai e hānai i ka hana no‘eau Hawai‘i a ko kēia au e ho‘ohiwahiwa ana i ko ke au kahiko. E ʻaʻahu nō a hoʻohanohano i ka ʻāina nei - Wear it and honor this place!
Hana ‘ia me ke aloha ma Hawai‘i Nei - Made with love here in Hawai‘i. Hawai‘i once had a large and thriving aloha wear industry. Today, it’s hard to find a shirt or dress made on the shores of our islands, as business owners make a higher profit when they manufacture clothing overseas in huge facilities. In that scenario, both owners and employees miss out on the beauty and pride of small-scale local production. At Kealopiko, we experience the satisfaction and fulfillment of the people who do the work because we do it with them. Our aloha wear is produced in small batches at our Molokai workshop, where ladies from the island dye and print each piece of fabric by hand and with aloha, producing one-of-a-kind garments. When you choose Kealopiko All Aloha wear, you support local art and manufacturing, jobs for Molokai residents (and employees throughout Hawai‘i), and Hawaiian design and language. You won’t find pineapple or ginger on our version of aloha wear. Our artwork that pays tribute to the plants, animals, people, language, and history unique to these islands. E ‘a‘ahu nō a ho‘ohanohano i ka ‘āina nei - Wear it and honor this place!