About Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha

Showcasing Hawaii-based Online Businesses

As businesses recover from the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s even more important to shop and support local whenever you can.

When you buy from Hawaii companies, your purchase goes toward sustaining our local economy and helping small business owners survive and help them keep employees hired.

Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha is a free portal site that promotes Hawaii businesses and Hawaii-made products. Created by the Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), our site directory lists local retailers, restaurants, farmers and manufacturers all in one place, so shoppers know exactly where to look to find products that are made in Hawaii.

Hawaii businesses that make more than 75% of their total product offerings in Hawaii can apply online to be listed in our company directory.

Resource Partners

DBEDT is pleased to work with our Resource partners to build resilience in Hawaii companies and help them to grow their markets.

INNOVATE Hawaii, part of the federal Manufacturing Extension Partnership, supports Hawaii manufacturers to enhance their productivity, growth, and energy efficiency through programs and services across the islands. They are currently working with Hawaii companies to enable e-commerce and online shopping functionality. Contact them at info@innovatehawaii.org to start a consultation.

Shop Small Hawaii’s mission is to provide business resources and tools to small business owners in Hawaii which include, Farmers, Retailers, Service Providers, Food, Art and Hospitality. The benefits offered are:

  • Access to FREE #SHOPSMALLHAWAII Marketing Workshops
  • FREE social media promotion for your business
  • Personal invitation to ALL partner education programs
  • Small business networking opportunities
 

Register here to join the year-round campaign to support local companies.

The State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) facilitates the development of the agricultural industry, consisting of commodity groups of agricultural producers and food processors, through the expansion of new and existing markets. The Market Development Branch assists Hawaii producers by sponsoring or participating in numerous projects and activities.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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As businesses recover from the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s even more important to shop and support local whenever you can.

When you buy from Hawaii companies, your purchase goes toward sustaining our local economy and helping small business owners survive.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused Hawaii businesses to rely even more on e-commerce platforms to engage with and sell to their consumers. Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha is a free online resource that promotes Hawaii businesses and Hawaii-made products. Created by the Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, our site directory lists local retailers, restaurants, farmers and manufacturers all in one place, so shoppers in Hawaii, on the Mainland and overseas know exactly where to look to find products that are made in Hawaii.

“Buy Hawaii” means to purchase authentic, made in Hawaii products. “Give Aloha” means several things, for example:

  • When you purchase something made in Hawaii, you are giving aloha to the business owner by supporting their local business and employees;
  • You are supporting the local economy and community when you make the effort to buy Hawaii made products;
  • When you gift something made in Hawaii, you are sharing a special item and your aloha with the receiver of your gift.

The Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha portal site is open to all manufacturers and marketplaces of Made in Hawaii products with online shopping; restaurants and farm delivery companies are also welcome to register.

However, only products that meet the requirements to be labeled Made in Hawaii set forth in §486-119, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), may be posted on the BHGA portal site. Companies listing on the Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha portal site should have at least 75% of their total product offering being made in Hawaii, as defined by  §486-119, HRS. Companies may register here.

Hawaii-based vendors and manufacturers help to sustain our local economy by creating more jobs for local residents. Many shoppers here and overseas understand this and want to purchase authentic Hawaii-made products.  

DBEDT is promoting the Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha portal site via traditional and social media to reach consumers, businesses and other stakeholders.

Our portal site only provides links to these businesses and does not handle any transactions. Please contact customer service at the individual company.

Our portal site only provides links to these businesses and does not handle any transactions. Please contact customer service at the individual company.

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