2nd Place Merrie Monarch Booth Design Contest!

Palapala Designs came in 2nd place for booth design at the Merrie Monarch Invitational Arts Fair! Being my first time at this festival, I was both surprised and honored to be recognized by the Fair Director – Nelson Makua and  Assistant Director – Paula De Morales. My sales expectations were…

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Come find us at the Merrie Monarch!

Next week I will have a booth at the Merrie Monarch Invitational Arts Fair in Hilo which runs April 11-14, 2012. I will be in the Butler Building, booth 101. I am so excited to be accepted into this prestigious show which features some of Hawaiʻiʻs best artisans.  This art…

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Hoʻomau 2012 & Waʻalaulea this weekend!

This upcoming weekend Palapala Designs will have a vendor booth at two culturally important Maui events! Saturday, March 24, Punana Leo O Maui will celebrate 25 years of Hawaiian Language immersion at their annual Hoʻomau fundraiser. The event runs from 9am to sunset at the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens in…

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Saturday, Feb. 18: World Whale Day 2012

Aloha! We had a wonderful time last weekend at Kukahi at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Coming up tomorrow is World Whale Day, which runs from 9am to 8pm in Kihei. We will have a vendor booth from 9am to 5pm which will feature our new T shirts, silk scarves,…

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Introducing: Honu ʻEa block prints!

We are excited to announce the new Honu ʻEa block print! The Hawaiian Hawksbill Turtle, also known as the Honu ʻEa, is a critically endangered sea turtle that nests on Hawaiian shorelines. These migratory turtles always return to the shore where they were born to nest, so keeping the Hawaiian…

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Our new blockprint – Laua’e!

Here at Palapala Designs, we would like to introduce our newest print, Laua’e! Laua’e is a native Hawaiian fern recognizable by its bright color, sweet fragrance and the spores that dot its leaves. Below, Laua’e photos submitted by Flickr members: Our take on Laua’e is a single leaf design, that is…

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Hauʻoli Makahiki Hou!

Hauʻoli Makahiki Hou! Mahalo to all of you who have supported Palapala Designs in my first year of business. I am so amazed and grateful by the response from you at these first shows and private parties. Mahalo nui to the store owners and buyers who took a chance and …

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