Aloha Modern

Brook 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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