This Button Up Aloha Shirt features our Huli Ka Lima print on White fabric with Marine and Slate ink.
Turning our hands into the dirt, we cultivate for the future. The land nourishes spirit and soul. Huli, the seeds for the next generation are selected from the harvested kalo. Gathering the strongest will insure the next harvest.
The art of the huli was inspired by John John Florence. Growing up on the North Shore of Oʻahu, he is a favorite surfer, inspiring leagues. We worked in a loʻī in Waipiʻo Valley and after talking story, it was the huli that became a metaphor. As a keiki o ka ʻāina, he has put his hands into the soil and grown some beautiful kalo. In the taro patch, not all huli are chosen to be planted for the next generation - only the strongest are replanted. John John has been chosen to represent the next generation of surfers from Hawaiʻi. This art layout are the organized piles of huli that are found on the banks of the taro patch, ready to be turned down and planted.
Model is 4'7" and is wearing a size keiki M.