Enjoy our newest collaboration with Pili Puzzles. Māmā owned & ‘Ohana operated business.
Pili Puzzles is the new little sister brand to Surf Shack Puzzles. Pili Puzzles focuses specifically on education and perpetuation of the Hawaiian language Hawaii’s keiki, and are designed to uplift culture and community.
Our puzzles are 100% recycled and printed with non-toxic inks, and also come in 100% recycled packaging.
Definition of Pili (Hoʻopili): To connect; to put together, as parts of a puzzle.
We chose the name Pili not only because pili grass was used for thatching houses, but also to encompass the hope that newly gained knowledge will pili, or stick in our keikis’ young minds. Recent studies have shown that puzzle-solving involves skills critical to sharpen cognitive functioning, and can also be a form of meditation, putting away our screens and spending time with loved ones.
E pili kāua. Let’s be together.
Haku Collective & Nā Kama Kai teamed up to produce “Children Of The Sea”.
Turning the educational pillars taught at ocean clinics into songs so that everyone can listen and learn!
Our Mo’okū’auhau & Mission: Nā Kama Kai (“Children Of The Sea”) was founded by pro surfer Duane DeSoto, and teaches keiki ocean safety, conservation & stewardship through ‘Ōiwi values.
Kimié Miner, Hawaiʻi singer-songwriter has been weaving connections between musical artists for years, but more recently desired to create an organization that would better support the legacy of music across our state. In 2016, she became determined to scale the connections she was providing her fellow island artists. After being presented with another opportunity in the industry, she called a trusted friend in the music business, Scotty Wilks. Within a week, they had a strategy and a name that was perfect for their full-service music, audio and talent production group–Haku Collective.
The collective plays a 360-degree role of a recording studio, indie label, booking agent, publishing and management providing different opportunities to artists in order to help build local musicians’ following and repertoire. The ultimate artist collaboration, of course, was the Hawaiian Lullaby album. Released in 2019, the Hawaiian Lullaby album by Haku Collective is a compilation of popular songs and lullabies in both the English and Hawaiian languages. It includes some of the top recording artists from Hawaiʻi such as Kimié, Anuhea, Josh Tatofi, Kalani Pe‘a, The Green, DeAndre, Kaumakaiwa Kanaka‘ole, Kapena, Paula Fuga, and Imua Garza featuring his mother, Pamela Garza. Underlying the success of the collective’s formula, the Hawaiian Lullaby album earned a GRAMMY nomination in 2019.
After the success of the Hawaiian Lullaby album, Haku Collective expanded to offer a line of apparel and other accessories to families shopping for their little ones—inspired when one of the founders got firsthand experience in the market. As a mom of two (with one on the way!) and consumer of baby products, Kimié wanted to create a line of products that she would love to use as a mom. She even recently partnered with fellow Mana Up company Coco Moon on a fun collaboration, incorporating lyrics of songs and imagery that coincide with the Hawaiian Lullaby album. In addition to onesies, swaddling blankets and quilts, Haku Collective offers adult apparel, beach blankets, accessories, and plans to add more to its inventory.
Hawaiian people have always been innovators–they are the wayfinders of a new generation, yet the songs carry the echoes of our ancestors. While Miner and Wilks are integrating more components into Haku Collective, the mission for the group remains the same–whether itʻs a blanket or a song, the brand strives to share the rich culture and diverse music beyond Hawaiʻi and with a global market.