The Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha website has added five new certification badges to our profiles for qualifying companies and organizations. In the coming weeks you will see small badges appear next to listings that provide confirmation of their participation in one of these great certifying groups. Now you can shop our participating companies and organizations confident that they have been vetted and are truly local Hawaiian businesses!
Here is a list and description of each certification:
Launched in May 2006, the Hawaii Seals of Quality (SOQ) Program represents the cream of the crop of Hawaii’s agricultural producers. It was established to protect the integrity and value of the marketing cachet for Hawaii branded farm and value-added products. Products with this seal are genuine, Hawaii-grown or Hawaii-made premium products, a guarantee that is enforced by the State of Hawaii.
Businesses interested in applying should contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Development Division, Market Development Branch via this contact form.
The Made in Hawaii with Aloha (MIHA) branding program was established to protect the integrity and value of authentic Hawaii branded products and to identify those products made in Hawaii from products made elsewhere yet called made in Hawaii. Products labeled with the MIHA logo comply with the provisions of Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) §486-119 Hawaii-made products; Hawaii-processed products (see below).
Businesses interested in applying should fill out the form here.
Kauai Made is a program created by the County of Kauai to officially represent the products made on Kauai, by Kauai people, using Kauai materials. This web site provides information on the types of Kauai Made products available, their product makers, and the retailers who carry them. Each company has been reviewed and qualified to carry the Kauai Made logo under County ordinance, based on their authenticity and quality as a local product.
Planning a trip to Kauai? Look for the Kauai Official Shopping Guide at the airport and kiosks around the island.
Do you have a great Kauai Made product? Apply to join the Kauai Made program today!
About The Made in Maui Trade Council…
The Made in Maui Trade Council is a committee of The Maui Chamber of Commerce with over 50 members working together to increase awareness of our locally made products. Our trademarked “Made in Maui” seal is a sign to the consumer of a products local Maui origin and that at least 51% of the value added to the product was done on Maui. The idea is that Made in Maui products have local people behind them. “Local people, Local pride!, it’s an emphasis on these products as part of a new economy, beyond tourism.”
Made In Maui Membership is available for a nominal fee to Chamber Members in good standing who meet the 51% value added on Maui qualification. Please click here to join.
Presented by the Maui Chamber of Commerce and supported by the County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, the annual Made In Maui County Festival was created to stimulate our island’s economy by boosting sales and awareness of locally made products. It is a showcase of the hard work and creativity in our local community, and buyers from around the state and across the nation are getting word that this is the place to be if they want to see the best that Maui County has to offer.
To become a vendor, please click here to apply.