ʻŌlapa Crop Sweatshirt
ʻŌlapa Crop Sweatshirt
ʻŌlapa Crop Sweatshirt

ʻŌlapa Crop Sweatshirt

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The crop top sweatshirt is the ultimate comfy counterpart to all your high-waist faves. It’s made from a soft cotton-fleece-poly blend, has a trendy cropped silhouette, a raw hem for a relaxed look, long sleeves, and ribbed cuffs. 

Wear this sweatshirt hanging out at home or scrunch the sleeves for added style and take it on-the-go. 

  • Soft,comfortable sweatshirt fabric.
  • 52% airlume combed and ring-spun cotton, 48% poly fleece.
  • Raw hem on the bottom for an added relaxed style.
  • On-trend cropped silhouette.
  • Dropped shoulder.
  • Premium artwork by Native Hawaiian designers.
  • Custom, trademark graphic.

NATIVE HAWAIIAN DESIGN

The word ʻōlapa is a reference to a Hawaiian hula dancer. Hula is a dance artform that is completely unique to Hawaiʻi. It consisted of an ʻōlapa (hula dancer) visually conveying the meaning or story of a particular oli (chant) or mele (song). ʻŌlapa were critical to the preservation and perpetuation of various traditional stories and lessons.

The ʻōlapa would be complemented by a hoʻopaʻa (memorizer), who would be responsible for chanting or singing and playing a percussion instrument like the ipu heke (gourd drum) to maintain a steady beat for the dancers. Oftentimes the hoʻopaʻa would also be the kumu hula (hula instructor), who would teach the ʻōlapa various hula steps, chants and songs.

While hula dancers are immeasurably graceful in performing their craft, they are incredibly disciplined athletes with the strength and poise comparable to ballet dancers. Wear this design if you support this elegant kanaka maoli cultural artform.

Sustainability

We've partnered with some stellar organizations who are taking garment printing into the 21st century with DTG (direct-to-garment) printing technology. This means, everything at Maoli is made to order and we don’t have a warehouse full of clothes lying around. This reduces the clothing waste in our business to nearly zero. 

Our eco-friendly water-based inks provide unlimited color combinations and make detailed prints pop without reducing their vibrancy in the wash. Reducing toxicity in the environment is one of our top priorities. 

Whenever possible, we also use organic, recycled, or sustainable fabrics to manufacture our apparel. We aim to make our products good for your body and for the ʻāina (land).

We encourage our customers and our community to demand more from us when it comes to sustainability. Have an idea? Please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Fulfillment notice

Due to the impact of COVID-19, fulfilling and shipping orders make take longer as we follow measures to keep our teams safe.