It's A Hawaii Thing Podcast

Aloha Modern

Brooke Lee chats with co-founder of Mana Up, Meli James and the co-founder of Aloha Modern, Malia Ka’aihue. Aloha Modern seeks to build deeply rooted designs that uniquely reflect the authentic mo’olelo (stories) of our Hawai‘i. These mo’olelo are placed upon a range of lifestyle products, including microfiber towels, shirts, bags, and more.

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House of Mana Up

Co-founder of Mana Up and the House of Mana Up, Meli James chats with Brook Lee about their local product accelerator program based in Honolulu and how they help Hawai’i companies grow into global brands. Meli shares a few of the top selling products and gift sets on their e-commerce store at houseofmanaup.com where they share the stories of the entrepreneurs behind the products. Discover the Hawai’i’s local creators at House of Mana Up online and at their retail shop at the Royal Hawaiian Center!
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Coco Moon

Co-founder of Mana Up, Meli James and creator of Coco Moon, Amber Thibaut talk story about Coco Moon’s Hawaii-inspired buttery soft baby essentials. Coco Moon is inspired by the nostalgia of a childhood spent growing up in the islands, Coco Moon has grown into a collection of everyday keiki essentials that add a touch of aloha to every step of your 'ohana's routine. Check out Amber’s products for keiki and mamas at House of Mana Up.
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Manoa Chocolate

Co-founder of Mana Up, Meli James and founder of Mānoa Chocolate, Dylan Butterbaugh talk story with Brook Lee about Dylan’s world-renowned bean-to-bar chocolate factory based in the heart of Kailua. Through direct trade of single origin cacao from around the world and across the Hawaiian Islands, Manoa Chocolate showcases the unique qualities of each region they source from
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Haku Collective

Brooke Lee chats with co-founder of Mana Up, Meli James and Kimié Miner -- Native Hawaiian singer-songwriter, Grammy nominated producer, and co-founder of Haku Collective. Haku Collective is a full-service music, audio, and talent production group that provides access to the creative output from Hawai‘i’s emerging and leading artists.
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Noho Home

Co-founder of Mana Up, Meli James and Native Hawaiian designer, Jalene Kanani Bell chat with Brook Lee about Jalene’s home goods company, NOHO HOME. NOHO HOME is a sophisticated island experience cultivated through artful home decor. Marked by the designer's profound love for her Hawaiian heritage and other first nations' cultures, Noho Home reimagines the island home aesthetic into organic textures woven with native intelligence. Discover Jalene’s collection of artful Hawaii home decor at House of Mana Up.
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Let's Mana Up

Co-founder of Mana Up and the House of Mana Up, Meli James chats with Brook Lee about their local product accelerator program based in Honolulu and how they help Hawai’i companies grow into global brands. Meli shares a few of the top selling products and gift sets on their e-commerce store at houseofmanaup.com where they share the stories of the entrepreneurs behind the products. Discover the Hawai’i’s local creators at House of Mana Up online and at their retail shop at the Royal Hawaiian Center!
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