Did you know that 2022 was proclaimed as the "Year of the Limu" in Hawaii? Limu was an integral part of the traditional Hawaiian diet, was used for medicinal, religious, and cultural purposes, and plays a significant role in our freshwater and saltwater habitats. Unfortunately, many invasive species have taken over and efforts to restore native limu populations are underway.
As part of our Kakoo Collection, a portion of the sales from this collection will be donated to the Waimanalo Limu Hui, a community based group who seek to replenish the once bountiful supply of limu found in Waimanalo Bay.
I asked Under the Moon Designs to help bring this collection to life by painting limu lipoa, limu kohu, limu pakeleawaaa, and limu manauea. We focused on some popular limu for eating.
Some fun facts:
- Quick dry & moisture-wicking
- 4 way stretch
- 82% Recycled Polyester, 18% Spandex
- Digitally printed - rash guard may have tiny print imperfections due to the nature of the printing process
**Actual colors may vary. This is due to the fact that every computer monitor or phone has a different capability to display colors and that everyone sees these colors differently.**