Made in Hawaii Festival August 15-17

For the Made in Hawaiʻi Festival I am introducing several new tops: Hala Dolman for women and  Kalo t-shirt for men. The new Dolman top for women has a loose fit, scoop neck and comes in venetian gray, heather black and red. I designed a new  “Hala” blockprint for this…

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New Designs!

Aloha all, I have been busy working on new designs for the upcoming Made in Hawaiʻi show  August 15-17 on Oʻahu at the Blaisdell Exhibit Hall. This event and the Merrie Monarch Festival have become the two shows where I feature new products and designs as well as the rest…

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Merrie Monarch halau wears Palapala Designs!

Halau Hula O Kahikilaulani wearing Palapala Designs Flowy Tops at the Merrie Monarch (IPhone photo) Just back from an exciting week at the 51st Merrie Monarch Hula Festival on the big island. The beautiful Merrie Monarch dancers from Halau Hula O Kahikilaulani wore my tops for the final awards evening…

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Merrie Monarch Festival April 20-26!

Palapala Designs will be returning to Hilo this month for the upcoming Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair, held in conjunction with the famous Merrie Monarch Hula Festival. The finest arts and crafts of Hawaiʻi are selected to be sold at this once a year anticipated event. The Fair runs…

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2014 Mayorʻs Small Business Award Nomination

Palapala Designs was nominated for the Exceptional Small Business of the Year Award (10 or fewer employees) for 2014. Although not a winner, it was a great honor to be among all the outstanding businesses at the February 26 banquet and award ceremony held here on Maui.

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New Ohiʻa Lehua and Kalo Pillow Covers for 2014

My Ohiʻa Lehua pillow cover gets a bright new update in true red with a white blockprint, first introduced in December for the holiday season and now available in my pillow cover line. Ohiʻa Lehua Pillow Cover for 2014 Also new for this year is my Kalo Pillow Cover which…

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2013 Na Mahalo

As 2013 draws to a end, I would like to say mahalo or thank  you to all those who made my artwork company a success this year. Mahalo to all the beautiful stores who carry my blockprint art line — both the new and established accounts. Mahalo to all my…

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Palapala Designs in 3 magazines

Palapala Designs is featured in three different magazines this month! On Maui magazine, Maui No Ka ʻOi and Mana magazine have all chosen individual products from my blockprint fabric art to be in their holiday gift guides: The ʻOhiʻa Lehua holiday tea towel, drink mat and ornament in Mana Magazine,…

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Holiday Designs 2013: ʻOhiʻa Lehua and gift ideas!

Now available  – Palapalaʻs new holiday line for 2013! Red ʻOhiʻa lehua blossoms on sage green. Tea towels, drink mat sets and ornaments. Look for them in stores. Canʻt find a store? Contact me to buy items you see on this website: 808-442-2894 or palapaladesigns@gmail.com. We also have new Malolo (flying…

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Palapala Designs in Hula Leʻa Magazine

Excited to share that my designs have been featured in Hula Leʻa Magazine in Japan! This publication chronicles contemporary Hawaiian handicrafts and culture, and is especially dedicated to following Merrie Monarch hula halau. The Pillow Covers have been updated to reflect five new styles and we also now have three…

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