Support Local Summer

Support Local Summer

Support Local Summer

Written by Kailanianna Ablog

Cover Photo by Laha‘ole Designs

With longer days comes summer nights, and here at Valia Honolulu, we are excited to continue supporting local this season with some versatile and handmade goodies from small businesses. If you are in need of any summer items, take a look at our “Support Local Summer” list! 

Cooling Off in (Handmade) Style 

Hawaiʻi’s beaches are a popular spot for small gatherings and activities. If you are planning to go for a quick dip in the ocean, consider sporting a locally made swimsuit, such as the pieces created by Mizu Swim! Handmade by owner Karalynn Mizukawa, the Valia Top and Bottom in Blue Wave will ensure you are enjoying the season with cool blues. 

Valia Top and Bottom in Blue Wave 

Protect Your Skin - and The Reefs 

Whether you’re going to the beach or hiking for some ocean views, it’s important to ensure you are safely exploring under the sun. Ao OrganicsReef Safe Sunscreen is a mineral-based SPF and comes in a recyclable, reusable tin! If you are in need of an eco-friendly sunscreen, consider supporting local this summer and bring some on your next adventure. 

Ao Organics' Reef-Safe Sunscreen 

Summer Fun for the Keiki 

School’s out, so it’s time for some (safe) gallivanting with the little ones! For those with beach-going and ocean-loving children, local businesses such as Sweet Sweet Honey have you covered! With their adorable Round Beach Towels and keiki swimsuits and shorts, stocking up on local beach goods just got easier.

Round Beach Towel in Green Monstera

From Dumbbells to Surfboards 

A versatile wardrobe can make transitioning between styles easier, but did you know the right pieces can take you from land to sea? Kaira Active’s Lana Reversible Top and Mira Leggings will make a great addition to your closet. Made with recycled fishnets, these pieces are sunscreen and chlorine resistant and can save you a clothing change, meaning you can spend more time having fun under the sun. 

Lana Reversible Top in Navy/Geo Print

Gettin’ the Work Out 

Exercise is a year-round activity, but the summer months can add another element to your workouts: warmer weather. If you’re looking to swap your t-shirts for tank tops this season, DYY Creations will be your spotter with their “Aloha is Love” Racerbacks

"Aloha is Love" Women's Racerback in Charcoal Grey

A Summer Activity Essential 

Picnics and beach or pool hangouts are some of many summer pastimes, but you may need something soft to place your things on. If you want to support local this summer, consider purchasing microfiber textiles, such as the Pīkake Lei Microfiber Towel by Laha'ole! Quick drying, lightweight and sandproof, these towels are a must-have for all your summer adventures.

Pikake Lei Microfiber Towel in Purple 

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