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7 Cool Things to Buy at the 2017 Made in Hawai‘i Festival

The low-down on what we’ll be stalking.


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The Made in Hawai‘i Festival is one of our favorite shopping events for scoping out fresh finds from lesser-known local labels. Scroll down for the stylish picks we’ll be making a beeline for. 

 

SEE ALSO: Your Guide to the 2017 Made in Hawaiʻi Festival

 

1. Kahulale‘a Belted Maxi Dress, $90

Kahulalea maxi

Photo: Courtesy of Kahulale‘a


Whimsical wana pattern plus breezy silhouette equals our new wear-everywhere sundress. Tip: keep an eye out for special Made in Hawai‘i Festival styles in the same print.

 

2. Chiyo Jewel Tassel Earrings, $36

Chiyo Jewels

Photo: Courtesy of Chiyo Jewels


Tokyo transplant Chiyo Wilson had us at rainbow tassels. We’ll take one of each please!

 

3. Meli Wrap Reusable Food Wrap, $8 for small, $13 for medium, $18 for large

Meli Wrap

Photo: Courtesy of Meli Wrap


Step back, Saran Wrap. This hip, reusable and earth-friendly food wrap covers leftovers in style.

 

4. Kisiwa Design Minimalist Earrings, $69

Kisiwa Earrings

Photo: Courtesy of Kisiwa Design


Honolulu designer Gadea Perez-Andujar’s clean-lined brass earrings nail this season’s sculptural jewelry trend. 

 

5. Kaikini Island Goddess One-Piece Swimsuit, $139

Kaikini Island

Photo: Courtesy of Kaikini


This suit’s bold, tropical print has us dreaming about dipping into lush jungle lagoons.

 

6. Twiggy Hawai‘i Pink Lemonade Storage Bin, $28

Twiggy Hawaii

Photo: Courtesy of Twiggy Hawai‘i


The perfect present for that teacher, friend or cube mate who thinks organization is totes fun.

 

7. Pia + Michio Shibori Rope Pet Collar, $49.50

Pia and Michio

Photo: Courtesy of Pia + Michio


A fluffy pom pom, hand-dyed shibori tassel and bright, colorblocked pattern make this pet collar super fun and oh-so fetch!

 

The Made in Hawai‘i Festival happens Aug. 18 to 20 at Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and Arena. $6 entry fee; children 6 and under are free.

 

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