Limu Love

Limu Love

When I was growing up, I remember when my family used to go to the beach. There would be limu all over the beaches. I remember my sister and I picking it up and throwing it at each other, squealing if it touched us in the water while swimming or pretending it was hair! Now that I have my own keiki, I quickly realized that limu is no longer as abundant on our shoreline. I know there are some places you may find it still but it saddens me to think that where limu was once abundant, it is now almost non-existent or has been pushed out by invasive species.
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Kaleimamo Hawaii Collab

Kaleimamo Hawaii Collab

Our collab with Kaleimamo Hawai'i releases tomorrow, June 1st, and I'm so excited! I think I probably asked her right after we started using cloth so this has been months in the making. 
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What is Route Package Protection?

What is Route Package Protection?

In an effort to provide peace of mind, we have partnered with Route, a shipping insurance company that offers full protection for your shipments and orders from The Keiki Dept. All you have to do is add Route at checkout to protect your order at checkout!
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How the Original Kalo Paani Play Mat Came to Life

How the Original Kalo Paani Play Mat Came to Life

Have you ever wondered how products come to life? I often talk about it on Instagram, how I make products my family loves and uses. When I found out I was pregnant with 'Imi (our 4th baby), I wanted a way to document his first year. This is the quick story of how our kalo paani play mat came to life.
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Baby wearing Lei Anuenue Romper

The Lei Collection Story Continued: Lei Omaomao & Lei Anuenue

This lei collection evolved into so much more than I could have imagined. From what I thought would be a one time design, it quickly developed into an entire creation.
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5 Things I wish I knew when I started my business

5 Things I wish I knew when I started my business

Seems like everyone these days has some sort of side hustle...I remember always having some sort of money making venture as a kid - from making friendship bracelets or flower bead rings & bracelets, to selling things from magazines to my family, to selling my science notes in college and starting my first screen printing hustle at UNLV (HI-drophilic!) 

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How the Lei Collection Started: Na Lei o Hawaiʻi

How the Lei Collection Started: Na Lei o Hawaiʻi

The concept of this lei was lei that were special to me and my 'ohana and quickly grew into more. Besides lei that I cherished, we also added some native lei.
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Living my Best Mask Life

Living my Best Mask Life

The last few weeks, or months actually, have been a blur as we come to grips with our new reality. 
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