Releasing Saturday, Sept. 8thThe Bitter Water of BattleThe Paiʻea Projects x Fitted Kepaniwai Pack was inspired by one of the most-bitter battles recorded in Hawaiian History. It is said that this was the most pivotal assault for Kamehameha the Great while conquering Maui. In 1790, Kamehameha (aka Paiʻea) led a brutal campaign to take over the Valley Isle while its ruling Mōʻī (King), Kahekili, was conquering O’ahu. As a result, Maui was under the rule of Kahekili’s son, Kalanikūpule, and left vulnerable to invaders. Kamehameha and his peleleu (armada of canoes) landed on the shores of Kahului, Maui with approximately 1200 warriors.“I mua e nā pōkiʻi a inu i ka wai ʻawaʻawa (Forward, my younger brothers, until you drink of...

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Releasing Saturday, August 8th.A few nights ago I was watching a program on Nat Geo that discussed the remarkable unique species of fish and other wildlife that live and flourish in the Northern Hawaiian islands (which stretches approximately 1500 miles from The Big Island up). Having not been touched by human civilization, they discussed how each individual island has its own ecosystem, in turn each island having its own species. No cross breeding. Immaculate and untouched for decades. This just goes to show how our islands yield wildlife that are only found on our islands. Another example is the silversword (sometimes known as greenswords). This species of plant is endemic to Hawai'i because of the climates they need to survive:...

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