Our Process

Our prints and patterns are inspired by the beautiful designs that were stamped onto the ancient Hawaiian bark cloth, kapa.

Honoring the ancient art of kapa making and pattern stamping, our 100% cotton canvas prints are inspired by the intricate designs that were carved into bamboo stamps (ohe kapala) and printed onto bark cloth that was made from stripped and pounded bark of the mulberry tree, wauke.
We sketch and hand carve each pattern of the ohe kapala, with patterns mostly inspired by nature, using traditional designs as well as new ones.  Each pattern then is screen-printed by hand onto our canvas fabrics.

Every handbag is thoughtfully made here on Maui, using 100% cotton canvas, sometimes mixed with other materials such as leather.  The handbags are lined with beautiful Hawaiian print cotton fabric.

We strive to use natural and sustainable material whenever possible, while being environmentally conscious for our land, our ʻāina.  We would like to keep the spirit of this ancient art of kapa alive and share it with you with each bag we create.