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Pua Melia (on black)

  • Pua Melia (on black)
  • Pua Melia (on black)
  • Pua Melia (on black)
  • Pua Melia (on black)
  • Pua Melia (on black)

This Pua Melia print was inspired by the white & yellow plumerias that grow right outside my grandparent's front door. Every time I would go to visit them it was if the flowers would greet me as well as tell me a hui hou ('till next time). The sweet smell of this pua (flower) brings back memories of days spent playing in the yard as a young keiki. And every time I pick this pua it takes me back to that place and time.

This particular batch of Pua Melia onesies & tees were a real labor of aloha to create. Each piece was not only hand printed, but also hand painted by my grandma.

My grandma took it upon herself to paint every single flower on each piece in order to emulate the subtle yellow found at the center of the white pua melia. She tested out several different paints and painting tools till she figured out what worked best. Like in nature, each flower and shirt is not perfect. But it is definitely unique!

This small batch was created prior to covid-19. And we haven't been back in the print shop since. As a result, quantities are limited.

Available in sizes 6- 12 months & 12-18 months as onsies (runs a little small, size up if unsure). And 3T, 4T, and 5T as t-shirts (fits true to size).

Machine wash warm, inside out, with like colors
Medium iron (do not iron print)
Do not dry clean / Only non-chlorine