WHATS GOIN ON?
This design outline came from many political conversations me and Owner Malani @hehiau_official been having, in fact when we go surfing we might just talk more about those topics than we catch waves. There’s nothing racially biased about the language we used but it is based on past historical events that happened between natives and foreigners.
Now that we have your attention…Why does Hawaii have the highest electric rates in the nation? The national average is 9 cents per watt while the highest in the states comes in at 16 cents per watt…Hawaii comes in at a whopping 35 cents per watt which is twice as much as the highest city in the continental US!
Gas and Land prices also contribute to this frustration. We’re getting pushed out of our homelands because we won’t be able to afford it soon!
THERE IS A HIDDEN AGENDA GOING ON BEHIND THE SCENES!
This shirt is simply our way of expressing a topic we often discuss and bottom line it’s our opinion. If you don’t agree that’s your right and purchasing this shirt doesn’t make sense and we respect that. No love lost but I’m pretty sure it may have stirred your curiosity and that’s what it was about. Thank you for taking the time to read this. We appreciate that.
Invitation only to us, means showing up with no expectations and gaining as much back from the experience as you are willing to put into it. Protecting our home is important to us and to all of the future keiki of Hawai’i nei. I want to do my part and malama the small piece of paradise I call home. For us it’s about having respect for those around you as well as for the ‘aina we all share. In other words, You wouldn’t reach into someone else’ cooler without asking for permission first, right? Mahalo to all the souljahz out there fighting our good fight to keep Hawai’i nei beautiful, you are the true heroes. Big mahalo to the Farmers Market Hawaii ohana, Keoni Payton, and Sean-Paul Wilkerson for sharing with us an unforgettable experience and allowing us to truly appreciate what is always there.
As an artist I’m always looking for things to inspire my creativity so I can come up with designs and concepts I feel good about, granted not all people will understand my angles and inspirations for such projects but this one I think was well rounded enough that it’s more easily understood. We all have grandparents and in my opinion they are the glue that hold the families together and one day we might even be blessed to become that glue for our family’s. This shirt release was my way of passing that Moolelo in a translation that I’m comfortable with. (And share it with the world)
Im not a Role model but my grandfather is.