We are stoked to join one of our good friends Kahana Kalama and his @AlohaBeachClub for INTERISLAND TRADING POST. A marketplace featuring some of Hawaiʻi’s talented designers and brands taking place at the newest spot on Lewers in Waikīkī, The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club.
Join us there this Friday June 3, at 630p for a Talk Story with Salvage Public, Slowtide, and Aloha Beach Club. Then on Saturday June 4, from 12p-630p, for our special pop-up at the Interisland Trading Post. Kākou i Waikīkī!
Now into our fourth year of Sig Zane For Hurley capsules, each collection we look forward to sharing our prints and stories on a global platform! Each piece from the collection serves as a medium for our aesthetic and a vehicle for the culture. Last yearʻs release we got to enjoy Kānewai with the Hurley team; this year we are bringing it back to Hilo during the best week ever: Merrie Monarch Week!
Come down to our Hilo Shop Wednesday, March 30th after Hōʻike and celebrate with us! Pūpū by Sheldon Simeon, Pia from Fat Tire and Pia Brew as well as Kani Ka Pila by The Green!
E Ola Koa
Inspired by a visit to Bob Hurley’s shaping bay and hearing stories of shaping his early boards it reminded me of the shaping and lashing of canoes. Coming from a canoe culture, this collection we honor our Koa, the father of the forest and the braided lashing that bounds each piece of the canoe together. The E Ola Koa print highlights the leaves and curve shaped phyllodes alongside our ʻohe kāpala braid.
We celebrate the debut of our first wahine print for Hurley with the white ginger blossom. Growing up next to rivers and waterfalls, the fragrant blossoms are treasures at the end of a long hike. It reminds us of our secret getaway from the crowded beaches. With delicate petals like white butterfly wings, this art was first inspired by the beginning of Uncle Sig`s and Aunty Nalani’s love affair, when he would pick white ginger at Waiākeakua in Mānoa and make lei for her. A symbol of love, Kaipolei is the first blossom of our SS16 collection.
The screen door was slamming all day, the porch was filled with slippers. All kinds. Rubber. Leather. Blue. Black. Aquamarine. I looked at them all. Actually a quick scan. Looking for the best ones - maybe my size, or a new color that I never had before. Is that rubber better than mine? That logo is kind of nice….
You know how it goes at a local gathering. Leave yours for another. Pick out a newer one or maybe a better brand. Or the most comfortable. We’ve all done it, even if you didn’t switch yours out, the thought still counts!
This time I went back to mine because I had my HAYN featuring Sig Zane Designs and I was glad that it was still there at the end of the night.
We will be releasing the latest of our HAYN designs this Friday at our Hilo store, as well as online at sigzanedesigns.com
Come grab a pair!
Our Big Island Candies gift boxes for 2016 celebrates the ocean surrounding our islands! Shells and seaweeds are part of our lives, contributing both physically and spiritually to our culture. We offer a colorful expression of this special love!
Kaulana Ke Kupe`e
Rare, beautiful, and especially delicious, kupe`e are like exceptional treasures. Coming out at night to feed, we find these shells on secluded beaches. We then make cherished lei with our favorite colors!
Uluwehi O Ke Kai
The sea provides seaweeds to enhance our diets, giving us important vitamins. The limu `a`ala `ula is a favorite, adding color and savory additions to the dinner table.
4713 Year of the Fire Monkey
“According to Chinese Five Elements Horoscopes, Monkey contains Metal and Water. Metal is connected to gold. Water is connected to wisdom and danger. Therefore, we will deal with more financial events in the year of the Monkey...”
We will celebrate Chinese New Year on Saturday (February 6th) with firecrackers and the Chinese Lions blessing our shop. It`s believed that the longer they stay in one place the more ch`i flows! Come help us feed them so they stay l-o-n-g!
There are a few tee shirts (like the photo above) that celebrate not only the monkey, but the entire roster of animals from all the years! Black and heather available in adult sizes...
Make history and live it up in the Year of the Fire Monkey!Kung Hee Fat Choy! Sig
It was a clean slate: a world map pinned up on the wall, crisp and shiny. The date was February 3, 2003. We stood ready, facing the globe, not knowing what was going to happen. We then made the move and turned on our web store. We watched as our products unfolded onto our screen and then we waited for our ﬁrst customer.
Yokohama. Honolulu. San Francisco. Kaneohe. Honolulu. Lihu‘e. Dallas. Ewa Beach. Los Angeles. Wailuku. Kaneohe. Honolulu. New York. Tokyo. Honolulu. It continued every day. And when a new location placed an order, a pin was placed there on our shiny map.
Thirteen years have passed. Our map was so ﬁlled with pins from countries around the world that it fell off the wall in little bits over the course of the first five years! Today is a celebration of the art of Hawai‘i going far beyond our island shores. The stories of our home have been shared with others. The aloha and traditions of our people have extended a little farther.
Mahalo nui for your support, patience, and love! We have grown ten-fold in spirit and aloha as we have experienced your stories and your incredible encouragement. Because of you we are here at this momentous occasion! We celebrate our thirteenth anniversary with thoughts of gratitude and appreciation to all of you!
P.S. Our Leftovers Sale in Hilo a couple of weeks ago was a hit! We have had many requests since, so we are offering our it online, too! Here's your chance to enjoy select items at a 50% discount. The sale will start on Friday, February 05 at 9:00am, and end a week later on February 12 at 12:00 noon, HST. All sales are final with these selected products. No exchanges or returns will be accepted. Celebrate with us!
LEFTOVERS: Cleaning out!
It's our remaining stock, odd sizes, different colors… You know… Leftovers!
We’ve marked them 50% off to clean house and prepare for our next shipment!
Limited. Four hours, 10am-2pm this Saturday the 23rd!
See you at our Hilo Shop!
Aloha SZ ‘Ohana
During the holiday season, two words kept coming up: “I ola!”. The simple toast celebrated the bliss in the special moments. Again, as we move forward in this new year of 2016, the cry resounds.
“To life!” Given such incredible circumstances - like living in Hawaiʻi, surfing in the mornings, and creating designs - I am grateful for my day to day life.
Being able to instill cultural practices each chance we are given preserves our traditions and validates all who have come before us.
Spending the special moments with ʻohana is always rewarding. We had four generations in one room, all laughing and screaming together. It always seems like there is never enough time as I never want our get-togethers to end. I totally cherish the ʻohana moments!
Let's make 2016 the most incredible year! Let us achieve momentum in our activities that will shape a better life for all around us. Through our actions, let us strengthen the foundation for a greater tomorrow.
I ola kākou! Together let us celebrate life!
Hauʻoli Makahiki Hou!
Sig Zane Designs
Happy Aloha Friday!
Tomorrow morning we'll be releasing our 2015 Fall/Winter line of Forest Cloud By Sig!
Working alongside our team of Forest Cloud designers, we feature a curated selection of art from our archive for this season. Sourcing the finest fabrics alongside Japanese craftmanship, our mission for Forest Cloud is to take our artisitic medium of textile and print to a new level with each collection.
This FW15 line is a seasonal showcase, limited in quantity and only available here at Sig Zane Designs and a few special accounts in Japan. Remaining items will be sold online at our new SigZaneDesigns.com in the following weeks.
See you tomorrow morning!