With a father stationed in Pearl Harbor, the Bretz family of 7 was ready to get the lei of a new land and packed their things for a life on the island of Oahu…
Everyday life looked a bit different...
But together as a family, Hawaii quickly became home.
“Palm trees, flowers, ukuleles, flower leis, and Diamond Head— are quintessential Hawaii. While we were in Hawaii, our family learned how to properly pronounce ukulele and its meaning. Ukulele is pronounced oo-ku-le-le not u-ka-le-le. "Uku” means “flea" and "lele" means "to jump," so ukulele means "jumping flea." It was named as such because Hawaiians thought that the Portuguese's rapid finger movement while playing looked like jumping fleas. Two members of our family even started learning how to play the ukulele. Flower leis are given in welcome, as a goodbye, and to honor or celebrate someone—we always gave leis to our guests and we were frequently given leis at special military ceremonies.”--Traveler Hanna Bretz
After three years of calling Hawaii home, they set out for their next adventure exploring more of what this whole Hawaii’de world has to offer. But first, they wanted to lei a piece of Hawaiian culture on you too…
Here’s to finding home throughout this whole Hawaii’de world and to feeling good—because after all, it's Friday!
-Jack & Alley, Co-Founders
PS. Hawaii not add a few more new fabrics while we’re at it?
Photos: Scenes of Hawaii by the Bretz Family.
It’s Feel Good Friday and we got some good news for ya! So which do you want first… the good news… or more good news?
Good news: We’re so excited to announce that we’ve been given the green light to start making totes again! (Back in April, we were deemed non-essential so we had to stop tote production due to the Governor’s COVID orders).
More good news: For the past 3 months, we turned our attention to making face masks for our customers and donating face masks to hospital workers (don't worry, we didn’t go into hibernation mode. If anything, we got busier producing all these face masks).
Tis the sea-sun as summer is officially here! We’re feeling pretty shore that it’s going to be a great summer! Here’s to shell-abrating good times with great people..