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new peeks: organik 2010

m's squid tee

the organik 'ohana kindly sent along peeks of the label's 2010 collection with riffs on kona sunsets and tidepool discoveries along with a few cheeky plays on sustainable philosophies working their way into this year's look book. mixed in is organik's first dip into everyday basics with introductory offerings including certified organic cotton, micromodal jersey and recycled poly blend (spun from soda pop bottles) editions of the iconic wrap dress, tees, tanks, hoodies and polos.

happy news for readers who may shy away from screenprinted designs or for anyone who shares my efforts to replace unwearables with eco-friendly choices (i am, in fact, typing this now while dressed in my favorite stewart+brown organic tee layered over an organic cotton cami). after countless shopping expeditions, i know first hand how difficult it can be to source pretty sustainable pieces made in the good ol' u.s. of a. that do not elicit sticker shock so i am definitely excited about the upcoming possibilities. hooray!

eye chart * free range
w's driftwood tee
w's wrap dress * recycled slub tank

the newest organik arrivals are starting to find their way to the line's network of stockists around hawaii and the mainland. if a neighborhood shopping experience is not in the cards, keep an eye on the online shop or try your luck at organik's green room where you can scoop up past season looks for a song and which will be hosting a preview of the summer collection this weekend:

  • when: sat, may 8th - 6p to 9p
  • where: the green room, 73-5580 maiau street, kailua-kona (near costco)
  • fyi: shop hours vary; call ahead to confirm the doors will be open for your shopping trip

p.s. you can currently save 30% off select styles in the online shop with complimentary shipping on us orders!


happy hale*days 09: gifting edition

little wonders

hopefully, everyone has been busy with their holiday preparations and failed to notice my unintended absence this week. alas, between tending to a lovely new project, nursing the mister back to health over the weekend, and hurriedly finishing up all the little holiday details, this year's gifting guide got pushed (and pushed) to the back burner.

anyhoo, please enjoy this tardy roundup of last minute stocking stuffers scouted around the islands and beyond!

for the play date: the delightfully handcrafted emma the alien. ($45 | cuddle with aloha)

for the sumo baby: a wee onesie in sizes from 3m to 18m. ($15 | sweet dumplings)

for the keiki: adorable teddies and stockings made with fabric remnants. (mu'umu'u heaven; in-store only)

for the future picasso: sketch away with mini twig pencils in a rainbow of colors. ($8/dozen | available at toast).

for the tidy tot: handmade art roll featuring a fab orla kiely pattern. ($17 | tasha bags & baby)

design geek loveliness

for the frugalista: help her save her pennies with a pretty piggy bank. ($26 | not neutral)

for the not-so-green thumb: water-sipping succulents blossom in a living vase. (1st look exteriors)

for the office mate: rock that return address with a custom peacock rubber stamp. ($21.95 | for yoo)

for the saimin connoisseur: slurping ramen is tastier in a kitschy ceramic noodle cup. ($12.99 | available at think geek)

for the coffee lover: enjoy each sip with the blue flora coffee service. ($64 | not neutral)

for the front door: modernist mainlanders will appreciate an understated remove shoes plaque. ($32 | rae dunn)

beachy goodness

for the teacher: ecolicious canvas totes featuring waves, butterflies, flowers and fishes. ($24 | ecolicious)

for the treehugger: tread lighter on the 'aina with eco-friendly slippers made from natural rubber. ($30 | organik)

for the armchair adventurer: slip under the waves with the shorebreak art of clark little coffee table book. ($100 | clark little)

for the surfing 'ohana : a custom surfboard sign for the hale. ($40 | three ladybugz)

style makeover


for the indie spirit: wearables for the entire 'ohana (w's pom circles shown above) plus new arkotyke goods for the little hipster. ($22 | arkotec)

for the beauty queen: sweet solid scents made to linger with a blend of shea butter, vanilla bean extract, and essential oils. ($22 - $9 off and free shipping with secret code birthday | maoli perfumes)

for the surfer girl: handpainted star pendants add a little whimsy to the waves. ($30 | christie shinn)

for the water warrior: paddle in style with a lovely tiare jersey. ($40 | 'oiwi ocean gear)

for the mister: represent the 808 with an embroidered tiki crew sweatshirt. ($70 | kicks hawaii)

for the ironman: triathlon and honolulu marathon-inspired charms. ($50 | fly jewelry)

for the local boy: limited edition hi life warrior cap. ($40 | available at butigroove)

p.s. be back on friday with the final sales sheet before santa lands on your rooftop!


organik spring/summer 2009

happy news for organik fans! the big island-slash-nw-based label has gotten its eco-friendly line into whole foods at kahala mall and released its threads from the earth spring/summer 09 collection.

the hand screened styles continue to be printed on planet friendly fibers ranging from organic cotton to bamboo knits and recycled textiles. new for the season - yoga pants and accessories including a gorgeous bamboo shawl and a fun kona coffee burlap tote that gives new life to the sturdy bags used by local farmers to store their beans.

more peeks below . . .

peacock tee + swallowtail shawl
butterfly beauty
pirates + soul music
beach bum bag
inside the green room

in other news, organik recently opened up a new space on the big island (near costco) which stocks overstock styles from past seasons and misprints/seconds for those who are not too picky about perfection. the green room will also feature the work of local artists and is the exclusive big island dealer for bret surfboards from the north shore.

  • where: 73-5580 maiau street, unit g, kailua-kona
  • shop hours: by appt only or when the surfboard sign is out

alas, you can only scoop up a handful of styles in the online shop (w's there; m's here) so click over to the stockist list to support your neighborhood purveyor of organik goods.


organik fall 2008

wave by eric rieth

the fall 08 collection from organik continues the big island-based line's mission to show that it's possible to green your closet and still be stylish. this season, organik's sustainable threads have expanded beyond organic cotton to include bamboo and recycled plastic bottles reborn into a wearable textile.

even better, all styles are finished with low-impact dyes which are gentle on the earth while water-based inks bring the hand printed designs to life.

dragon crest

select styles can be found online over at green planet earth or shop local and click over to the stockist list to locate your neighborhood retailer.

plan to swing by chinatown later this next week to preview organik's fall collection during ecolounge, a networking meets social mixer for the eco-conscious crowd.

p.s. click rewind to learn more about organik.


organik summer 2008 collection

it should come as no surprise that i have been keeping tabs on organik since they debuted last year so it was a happy day when co-founder ed fernandez sent along word of the release of the summer collection. ed landed on the big island a few years ago and while on a road trip with his cousin brian jones suggested the two start a business that would be good for the planet. by the end of the trip, the two had fleshed out the concept for an eco-friendly clothing line mixing ed's background in environmental health (and eye for style) with brian's graphic design talent.

organik (based in kona and tacoma) works exclusively with fair trade textiles ranging from organic to bamboo to recycled fibers. 100% organic pima cotton is the canvas for summer 08's limited edition tees which are handprinted in the usa with water based inks. the design aspect is kept fresh by working with local artists on each collection, and, as an added bonus, the production is powered by wind and solar energy making organik carbon neutral.


you can bet that the line's emphasis on good design grounded by a modern eco-sensibility will lure more fashionistas over to style's growing green movement (fyi - don't let the photos of the pretty boy models fool you - w's sizes are also available). in fact, in less than a year, organik has already scored a nod of approval by the buyers at fred segal and landed in the legendary shop with an exclusive collection just in time for earth day.

currently, there are no plans for an official online shop so click over to the stockist list to locate your neighborhood purveyor of organik goods.

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