When cousins, Jess and Anu, decided to start Sticks and Pohaku last year, they set out to inspire a world where ‘ōlelo Hawaiʻi is more evident in our day-to-day experiences.
It all started when Anu started taking a Hawaiian Language classes last year. Her cousin, Jess, who graduated with a Hawaiian studies major in college, would come over to help Anu with her homework. As they worked through rediscovering and learning the language together they realized that despite living in Hawaii, there are not nearly enough places where you see ‘olelo Hawai’i.
“There should be more places that we use ‘olelo Hawai’i than on our trash cans that say ‘mahalo,'” said Anu.
Both cousins creative in nature and already producing their own lines of products, the cousins teamed up to create Sticks and Pohaku.
Growing up together in Kauai, their experiences living in Waimea Valley are what keep them inspired and connected to Hawaii as their home. “We grew up playing in the river, drinking grandma’s fresh lilikoi juice, riding on mules, and eating fresh poi made by our uncle.”
November’s box features a pineapple print clutch created exclusively for the launch of My Aloha Post. “For us, the pineapple is ubiquitous with Hawaii. So it was only natural to create a pineapple print.”
“Whether it be in your home, at your office, or with you on a night out on the town, choose Sticks and Pōhaku for your daily dose of ‘ōlelo Hawai’i!”
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