I Love Creative Surprises!

November 16, 2018

The Annual Diamond Head Arts and Crafts Fair took place on Sunday, November 11, 2018.  This fair was hosted by the non-profit organization, Hawaii Recreation and Parks Society (an affiliate of the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA).  

The sun was out and the businesses were plentiful.  What are great day to go support small local businesses!  The grounds had a variety of businesses showcases their creations, from jewelry to t-shirts, towels to wood works, you were definitely in for an eye full.  

 

Though everyone in the fair was just incredible, I found myself drawn to a few vendors who just so happened to have a similar type of product!  BAGS!  Take a look for yourself... 

 

(1)  PITACUS CHOP ART

These bags were created using re-purposed material from jeans, kimonos, and other clothing items.  The bags were extremely durable and designed to be easy to carry around.  This is certainly a place that I'd visit again...especially around the holidays.  

 

 

 

(2) MAILELANI'S 

This small business is based on Kauai, but came to showcase their creations at the fair.  What really stood out for me about these bags were the unique prints and fabric choices.  From the outside of the tent, you could only see a few pieces, upon coming in and taking a closer look, you find some really unique colors choices.  Mailelani's will be featured at the 808 Craft and Gift Fair at the 99 Ranch Craft and Gift Fair on November 18, 2018.  

 

 

 

 

(3) HUNNELLE KARI

So this booth was the last booth that we visited before leaving the showcase, but her bags were extremely chic, current, and trendy.  The prints on her bags were are HAND DRAWN and strategically placed to create the imagery that you see before you!  The one below is my favorite!

 

It was such a pleasure to see all the small local businesses out promoting their creations!  Needless to say, we had a BAG DAY!  Thanks for supporting Elev8 Hawaii and small local businesses!  Please SUBSCRIBE if you'd like to see who we'll be profiling next!  

 

Mahalo and Aloha!  

 

 

 

 

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