Bring home some Hawaii goodies.


Hailing from Kapālama, Nake‘u Awai presents a dignified, modern and daring interpretation of the aloha shirt. The Kalihi-based designer is a creator of modern Hawaiian wear.

Whole Foods Market

Summit is partnering with Whole Foods Market to tell the story of Hawaii brands that sell through the premium grocer.

Sig on Smith

Open only on Fridays, this Honolulu fashion mecca offers a limited, exclusive selection of aloha wearables.

Na Mea Hawaii

With a name that could not be more apt, Na Mea Hawaii – "Hawaiian things" – is the ultimate source for Native Hawaiian art and goods.

Olive & Oliver

This boutique at the Surfjack Hotel on Lewers offers a selection of hipster, local, and global gifts.

Madre Chocolate

Chocolate is the mother of all happiness.

Hawaiian Fine Furniture

Doug Gordon is a master craftsman with more than 20 years of experience in designing and handcrafting furniture. Gordon established Hawaiian Fine Furniture in 2013 and works out of his workshop in rural Waimānalo.

Ho‘okani Music Company

Ho‘okani Music Company’s Reid Shigemura is a second-generation luthier, succeeding a violin maker and music teachers. From his headquarters at the O‘ahu Makerspace, Shigemura handcrafts contemporary and traditional stringed and percussion instruments.

Stand Up Eight Furniture

Mark Ariyoshi’s Stand Up Eight Furniture is a multi-faceted Honolulu design agency involved in furniture design and production, furniture refinishing and restoration, product design and graphic design. Wood is a favorite medium, but so is salvaging material from the waste stream and finding its second life.


Summit presents Mele Kalama-Kingma’s line of organic, handmade and locally sourced body powders and deodorants named for her late grandmother and well-known Kailua kumu hula, Kekauilani Kalama, also known fondly as Mama Lani. Contains ingredients sourced from family farms on Hawai‘i and O‘ahu islands.

Despite being able to find Mamalani products around the globe, each batch is still made, by hand, in Kailua. “I’ll prepare some ingredients and then go into the other room to wash the clothes and then come back,” Kalama-Kingma says. Demand for her powders has gotten so great, she’s enlisted her father’s help with farming, packaging and more; growing the company simply means an opportunity for her to work more with her family, which is one of the things she loves most about Mamalani. That and spreading her powders—and culture—with a wider audience than ever previously possible.

“Every interaction with customers is an opportunity to share who we are [in Hawai‘i],” says Kalama-Kingma. “It’s not just about the products; it’s a reflection of the Hawaiian people, of the land, and the connection here for generations. Like the powders, life comes from the land. And both are forged with aloha.”

YKnot Bowties

Carefully crafted on the slopes of Diamond Head in Waikīkī, Yurie Lorange’s one-of-a-kind Yknot Bowties are each made from fabrics with a story to tell.

​Modest Hands

Hailing from Makawao in upcountry Maui, Wade Takai makes these leather pieces by hand using traditional methods. Modest Hands


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