Native Hawaiian-Owned Business of the Week: Mahina Made

Passionate project turned successful, thriving small business that highlights ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, or the Native Hawaiian language.

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Mahina Made LLC was founded by Kamehameha Schools alumna Kailee Freitas in 2017 with the mission to normalize the use of ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi through everyday products.

As a one-stop shop for all things ʻohana (family), Mahina Made fulfills the market need for increased Native Hawaiian representation in the lifestyle retail industry. With over 25.3 K followers on Instagram, the brand has created a strong following and online community over the years.

With a non-discriminatory approach, the small business supports size inclusivity, having a range of sizes from small to 3X-large on their website.

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Featured in the Honolulu Magazine, Khon2 News, and Pacific Business News, Mahina Made offers a scope of products including t-shirts, planners, stickers, shower curtains, doormats, and pillowcase all designed in Hawaiʻi!

You can find their beautiful products at the following locations:

O’ahu: Manuheali’i, Nā Mea Hawai’i, Fighting Eel, Kira Hawai’i

Big Island: Simply Sisters Boutique, KaiElla Boutique, Kalokini Swimwear, Pilikana Boutique, Olivia Clare Boutique

Kaua’i: Work It Out, ‘Ohana Shop

Maui: Keani Hawai’i

Please check out their website, social media accounts (Instagram & Facebook), and the shops listed above that carry their products!

Please follow me, Mackenzie Plunkett, for more articles about all things kanaka maoli! Mahalo nui!




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A Young Native Hawaiian Woman Passionate About Indigenous Sovereignty & Life In Hawaiʻi Nei

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