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Hifi Coop at Ward Warehouse

Hifi Hotspot: Cooperation makes style happen.


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Kristen Lucas' Soluna Designs jewelry is just one of the creative products that pack the Hifi Coop.

photos: david croxford

Treasure troves of goodies from smaller, harder-to-find local designers, Hawaii Fashion Incubator’s boutiques have previously been blink-and-you’ll-miss-them pop-ups. Luckily, the fashion networking organization recently found a permanent home, setting up its Hifi Coop at Ward Warehouse.

One half is a member-accessible co-op space that serves as a design area, photo studio, meeting space and workroom for fashion classes and industry events. The other half is a sizeable shop, brimming with stylish finds designed or made in Hawaii by Hifi members, including Allison Izu, Organik and UMEE Honolulu. Founders Toby Portner and Melissa White also stocked the shelves with tons of items from equally chic, lesser known designers, such as homewares from Arkotec, yoga gear from Down Dog, Stir Crazy Designs accessories, jewelry from Soluna Desings and much more. Ward Warehouse, second floor, T&C Surf Designs. Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday and Saturday.

Arkotec

Christian Hastings channels his architecture degree and love of design into charming felt pillows, $30 each, made from recycled fabrics.

Salty Girl Jewelry

Maine-transplant Amber R. Chesebro creates striking, sea-urchin-inspired pieces out of oxidized sterling silver and powder-coated brass. Urchin necklace, $230.

Soluna Designs

Sleek, gold vermeil and sterling silver jewelry, and silk-cord necklaces strung with dainty charms. Hoop earrings, $40.

Organik

Made using eco-friendly organic cotton and bamboo, Organik’s ultra-soft men’s and women’s T-shirts feature breezy nautical and Island-inspired designs. Skipperette tunic, $45.

Down Dog

Align your chakra in style with hand-stamped yoga mats and comfy knit tops for women and kids. Yoga mat, $45.   

 

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