Buy Hawaii Give Aloha
Aloha: a word in the Hawaiian language meaning affection, peace, compassion, and mercy and has become closely associated with the spirit and lifestyle of living in Hawaii.
Buy Hawaii Give Aloha is a State of Hawaii-sponsored program for locally owned and operated businesses that make products here.
What is the meaning of “Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha”? Why is it important?
We all know Hawaii is a very special place, for so many different reasons. This program helps Hawaii by helping its economy. To “Buy Hawaii” means to consciously seek out and purchase authentic items and gifts that were made in Hawaii, instead of a foreign country. This action supports those Hawaii businesses, which in turn helps Hawaii’s entire economy. A strong economy helps protect Hawaii’s culture and natural, beautiful environment.
What does “Give Aloha” mean?
Aloha is love and caring. “Give Aloha” means “I bought you this gift, it made me think of you. I hope it makes you happy!” Aloha is shared among communities, it is inclusive and sustaining. In this sense, “Give Aloha” means “I support Hawaii businesses and the community with this purchase.” Aloha results in happiness, as in the instance where “This gift will remind me of the time I enjoyed Hawaii so much.”
How does this program help Hawaii?
Many Hawaii companies are exporters, who are expanding their businesses beyond the limited Hawaii market. To “Buy Hawaii” helps to increase exports, so more jobs can be created. Demand for authentic, Hawaii-made products helps the whole supply chain, including suppliers, distributors and retailers.
Below is a list of Hawaii companies that are participating in Buy Hawaii Give Aloha.
Contemporary Hawaii Fashion for Men and Women, Hula attire, Hello Kitty collaboration line
Island and Beach inspired waterproof lined tote bags, clutches and accessories.
TWO PALMS first started as a family run business in 1989 with a store selling Hawaiian fashion wear at the Hilton Hawaiian Village hotel in Waikiki. With the experience and knowledge gained in selling Hawaiian fashion wear two brothers from the family started the TWO PALMS manufacturing and wholesale business in 2000. TWO PALMS now has a large selection of exclusive Hawaiian prints and styles
that are made in Hawaii and sold worldwide. Two Palms rooted in the traditions of Hawaiian lifestyle and elegance. Hawaiian wear clothing for the entire family. Designed and manufactured in Hawaii.
Clothing brand based in Honolulu, Hawaii with roots planted in the islands based around Hawaiian lifestyle, culture and local people. Live aloha, live HiLife!
Original, locally designed products inspired by beach lifestyle, including handmade dresses, Hawaiian jewelry and home decor.
Avanti Hawaiian shirts celebrate the past in authentic patterns that recall the nostalgic heyday of Hawaii's most famous product. Avanti's high quality silk shirts inspired by original classics from the 1930's, 1940's and the 1950's are "postcards of paradise."
Unique Polynesian Fashion in Hawaii and Beyond.
[KI•ELE] jewelry features quality, gold and silver metals that are finished with the brand’s signature organic textures, incorporating natural elements, including freshwater pearls, faceted gemstones and seashells.
Ecolicious is the vision of two artists who want to express the island lifestyle with their fun and inspirational products. Welcome to the world of Ecolicious.
Textile artist designs accessories for an endless summer.
In Hawaii, there are no flip flops. We call them slippers or "slippahs." At Island Slipper, we design, manufacture and can customize all of our slippers to fit your local lifestyle - and your feet - perfectly.
Family-run, eco-conscious store offering Hawaiian-made fashions & home-decor goods.
Our greeting cards, note cards and notebooks are designed and letterpress printed, offset printed or foil pressed in Honolulu, Hawaii.
CREATED IN HAWAII. Each Reyn Spooner print and every apparel piece is proudly designed with Aloha in Hawaii, inspired by our nature and guided by our island lifestyle that’s rooted in our diverse cultures—from early Polynesian ancestors to those who came later from Japan, China, South Pacific, California and around the world.
Hawaiian goods and apparel
Apparel designed by owner Nina Thai and made by hand through embroidery, stitching and paint
Hawaiian Fashion-Aloha Shirts
Hawaiian Resort Wear
Men's, Women's, and Kid's apparel
Mens and womens apparel and apparel accessories
Handcrafted Hawaiian Koa inlaid pens using materials such as stones, surfboard resin, Kona coffee beans, etc.
Variety of products made in Maui
Mesh tote bags, womens apparel
Bags, pouches, pillow cover, and magnets inspired by Hawaii's beautiful weather, nature and beaches.
Decorative pillows, sachets accessories
Men's and Women's Resort Wear
Hawaiian apparel manufacturer since 1980.
Handmade stamped jewelry using freshwater pearl and puka shells.
Imua means “looking to the future, moving forward." Imua Ukulele makes traditional ukuleles in Honolulu, Hawaii using the best building techniques from around the world. Imua’s owner grew up in the Koa forests of the Big Island of Hawaii so we use finest Hawaiian Koa and other Exotic Woods. The shop is a small team of four builder working together to build one-of-a-kind instruments that will last for generations. We welcome you to visit our shop for a factory tour and watch as we turn a tree into a fine instrument. On your factory tour, mention this and you will receive a free Made In Hawaii gift! Mahalo, The Imua Team.
Made in Hawaii apparel and accessories, and design and fine art.
Artwork, silkscreen, hats, t-shirts, etc.
Unique art work that is historically accurate, depicting the essence of Hawaiian culture
Eco gift wrap
Based on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, Bubble Shack Hawaii was created in December of 2005 after recognizing a need for organic bath products that weren't so, well...boring. Over time, Bubble Shack's mantra has become more about creating ocean and environment-friendly bath, beauty and home products, specifically for the surf and ocean minded. Our line features products like organic soap and organic vegan candles that can be used in your home or thrown in a beach bag and used after you surf, swim or play at the beach; each repairing harsh effects of the salt water and sun. As we continue to grow, so does our product platform and brand depth. We're truly excited to continue to bring you the most innovative beach girl (and guy!) products under the sun! Whether you’re looking for the very best Hawaiian body care or a new organic soap for after a day in the sun, you’ll find something truly remarkable here!
All natural skincare products. We specialize in giving you completely natural and organic spa and body products with intoxicating Hawaiian scents direct from Hilo, Hawaii.
Kula Herbs Excellent Soap is a small soap/skincare business based in the Hawaiian Islands, focusing on natural, handmade and artisanal, colored with the fabulous fragrances of the Islands. The skincare line is complete: with something for everyone. Hand-wrapped in hand-made paper is another feature Kula Herbs is known for, all gradually developed over the past 18 years, made the old fashioned way, “with love, care and Aloha”.
Bath, body and hair care collection blends organic, all-natural ingredients.
Candles and Sprays
Lotions with beautiful floral scents
Coco Java Scrubs; Coffee; Pancake Mix; PUA Flower Hair Wraps
Natural soaps, scrubs, lotions, salves, bath bombs
100% Hawaiian gourmet coffee sold online and at farmers markets; chocolate-covered peaberry and custom gift baskets upon request.
Enjoy local Hawaiian cuisine and a wide variety of dishes using local food.
Experience why these remain our signature product. Our shortbread cookies feature an array of mouthwatering macadamia nut varieties, as well as equally distinctive flavored shortbreads. Our assorted combos allow you to enjoy a thoughtful sampling of different types—dipped and/or non-dipped!
Family style restaurant / diner.
Our goal is to have flower specific honey available in season and to provide a high quality honey. The flowers the bees work with are organically grown and the hives are free of unwanted and un-necessary chemicals. The blessing of the Kauai Island and the climate it is in helps this goal come true. We can safely say that we are as organic as you can get.
LOCAL FIRST ORGANIC WHENEVER POSSIBLE. West of Waikiki, a road leading to 'Bowls' where goofy surf spots. Breakfast - Lunch - Cafe - Dinner, any time, surfer's cafe is open, welcoming you. We are always standing by healthy and natural foods, sweets, and drinks are concerned with the using Hawaiian local food theme-based on 'EAT LOCAL'.
Over 80 years of Genuine. Classic. Original.
Kauai Kookies are THE original cookies from the island of Kauai. Our bakers are hard at work creating a variety of island-style cookies and other baked items that uphold a reputation of quality. Each of our products is baked fresh daily using some of Hawaii’s finest ingredients including macadamia nuts, Kona coffee, and Kauai’s very own Makaweli poi among others to ensure you are purchasing a superior product. Kauai Kookies originally came in eight island flavors – Kona Coffee Macadamia, Chocolate Chip Macadamia, Peanut Butter, Guava Macadamia, Coconut Krispies, Cornflake Crunch, Macadamia Nut Shortbread, and Almond, but have since expanded to many more varieties and flavors.
A Taste of the Tropics. Macadamia nut farm, processing plant and gift shop offering nuts, chocolates and other treats.
Pineapple and Macadamia Nut Fruit Cakes.
Diamond Bakery has been open for over 90 years and remains one of Hawaii's favorite bakeries. Through the founders' dedication, sacrifice and aloha, the demand keeps growing for Diamond Bakery's Hawaiian crackers and cookies. The company has been steered to its current success with the help and vision of the second and third generation family members serving on Diamond Bakery's board of directors. In 2009, Diamond Bakery filled a much-needed niche selling sea biscuits—what most locals know as Saloon Pilot crackers—along the continental East Coast. Distribution of products has also expanded to Japan and the South Pacific, allowing Diamond Bakery to share heartwarming aloha with people throughout the world.
Lion Coffee roared to life in 1864, introducing the fine "fancy roasting" of coffee with an abundance of cheer! Today, our cheery red bags emblazoned with "the cup that cheers!" are shipped to coffee lovers around the world. When you choose Lion Coffee, you're enjoying over a century of wisdom in every roast. Lion Coffee...it's practically an American tradition!
Minato Hawaii is the home of some of the best Hawaiian dressing. These original Hawaii made dressings are rich, tasteful and made from some of Hawaii's finest ingredients. All our original Hawaiian dressings can be ordered directly on our website. Make sure you check out Hawaii's Best Pineapple Dressing and Sauce!
Home of Hawaii's Best Homemade Ice Cream.
Cinnamon’s Restaurant has one single purpose: Your satisfaction! We believe the way to achieve this purpose is not only by sticking to the basics of “good food at reasonable prices, courteously served in a clean, friendly, smoke-free atmosphere” – but also by providing nutritious wholesome foods. We will strive to serve fresh, natural foods free from chemicals, preservatives and additives and well-balanced meals that are tastefully and professionally done. We have your good health and well being in mind. Come and visit us in the heart of Kailua town for breakfast or lunch (we also cater).
Patisserie offering malasadas (Portuguese donuts), plus European breads & specialty beverages.
Shave ice in exotic flavors and combos plus ice cream.
Shop selling cream pies, cakes, breads and pastries, plus hot sandwiches and plate lunches.
Big, North Shore food truck for burgers and unique shrimp dishes served up on outside picnic tables.
Manoa Chocolate Hawaii is a bean-to-bar chocolate factory. We’ve been making quality, dark chocolate in Kailua, on the windward side of Oahu since 2010. Sourcing single origin cacao from across the Hawaiian Islands and around the globe, our goal is to bring out the best in each bean.
Hamakua Macadamia Nut Company can proudly boast all of our macadamia nuts are 100% Hawaiian grown by our local farmer’s right here on the Big Island. Our macadamia nut products that leave our store represent our commitment to quality. Always raising the bar, always trying to improve our existing quality and never being satisfied with the idea our product cannot be improved. Supporting our local macadamia nut farmers is as important as our sound environmental practices using “green” energy to produce steam and utilizing the sun as an energy source to produce electricity becoming a sustainable company.
From the past to present Taro Brand perpetuating poi to the next generation!
Hawaiian Ketchup in Spicy and Mild flavors.
Our company is best known for our sweet potato and taro chips. The birth of these delectable chips began through the aspirations of entrepreneur Jimmy Chan and inspiration from Emeril Lagasse's cooking show. From dream to conception, Jimmy's relentless pursuit to find the best cooking method and perfect balance of spices has made our sweet potato and taro chips a favorite snack in Hawaii.
"Menehune Mac was founded in 1939. We are the oldest existing manufacturer of Macadamia nut candies in Hawaii. Our mission is to produce the finest quality confections and provide quality customer service to our clients around the world.
What is a Menehune?
Menehune are playful elves that work-hard and strives for perfection. According to legend, the menehune worked secretly at night so as not to be seen by others. Their handy work can be seen throughout the island of Kauai and is rumored to still be in existence today.
We have a faithful crew of menehune working in our factory. This ensures that our confections will always be...Made by the little people with the big hearts"
Home of Hawaii's finest beef jerky crisps and snacks.
Lilikoi Jelly products
Artisan dark chocolate solids, truffles, macadamia nut clusters and dipped fruits
Hawaiian crackers, cookies and snack foods
Macadamia Nut Products
Lion Coffee-Gourmet Coffee made in Hawaii. Award winning coffee known for excellent flavor.
Menehune Water Co. is proud to be Hawaii’s largest bottled water company. Founder and President, Ken Simon, established the company in 1985. From its early beginnings, Menehune Water has been dedicated to providing its customers with exceptionally pure water combined with a high level of service.
Coconut Syrups and mixes
Taro Powder, Taro Pancake
Hawaiian Deep Sea Salt
Makana Wai Purified Water
Hawaiian Sea Asparagus and Seaweed
Pickles, hot sauce, jam, syrup, vanilla from the island of Maui
Cultured macadamia nut spread.
Hand-crafted sweets from Maui.
Fresh Adzuki Bean Tempeh
Jams, Syrup, Jellies, Butters and Curd
Wines made on the southern slopes of the Haleakala Volcano.
Gourmet Hawaiian Salt
Island Essence Tea Collection - Flavored loose Teas; Hawaiian Natural Tea-Organic Tea Bags; Hawaiian Grown Tea
Delicious fruit gels made with real fruit ingredients that are organic, non-GMO, and vegan.
Organic plant based food created by a vegan chef.
Midori Jewelry hawaii features unique pieces made of precious metals, sparkling gemstones,luminous pearls, natural shells & other unique finds. We handcraft each piece with aloha in beautiful Kailua, Hawaii.
Ocean inspired jewelry made with quality gems catches eyes in and out of the beach fashion scene.
Handmade jewelry made with gemstones, crystals and empowering messages.
Ocean-inspired jewelry handmade in Honolulu, Hawaii. All pieces feature precious metals such as sterling silver, 14 karat gold vermeil (gold over sterling silver) and 14 karat gold fill, plus semi-precious stones and handpicked shells from Hawaii.
Timeless Koa jewelry made from fallen native Hawaiian trees.
Tahitian Pearl Jewelry
Lyrical jewlery made by hand in Hawaii from semi precious stones, freshwater pearls, vintage and antique beads and shells
Handmade 14k gold filled semi precious earrings, necklaces, bracelets
Customized Hawaiian Jewelry
Handmade Hawaii Photo Art Jewelry.