Kalo Mug
Kalo Mug
Kalo Mug

Kalo Mug

Regular price $17.95 Sale price $14.95
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Mugs are great for anyone who is looking to make their morning coffee, afternoon tea, or any hot beverage even more special. At Maoli, we love our mugs in the morning because we believe Hawai’i is so beautiful when the sun just starts to come up. Our mugs help us start our day off on the right foot by making us laugh, smile, feel confident, or grateful for whatever the day will bring.

  • Ceramic mug.
  • 11oz mug dimensions: height - 3.85" (9.8 cm), diameter - 3.35" (8.5 cm).
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe.
  • Premium artwork by indigenous designers.
  • Custom, trademark graphic.

NATIVE HAWAIIAN DESIGN

In Hawaiian culture, kalo (taro) is a primary food source that has been widely cultivated across the islands and across Polynesia. Kalo is not only critical to the Hawaiian food system, but also holds deep ancestral ties as the kuaʻana (older sibling) of all kanaka maoli (Native Hawaiians). 

Hawaiians would plant young kalo in a loʻi (patch) next to a running stream. The loʻi would form intricate irrigation networks that would create a complex, aquaculture system. After nine months of cultivation, the kalo would be ready for harvesting and cooking. 

To turn the kalo into poi, Native Hawaiians would steam the kalo and then hand-pound the kalo into poi. Poi is a well preservable food that is very easy to eat and digest even for our elders and new babies. As a pillar of a healthy Hawaiian diet, kuʻi ʻai (pounding kalo into food) was a daily activity.

Wear this design if you support the revitalization of indigenous practices,  cultivation of kalo, love embarking on culinary kalo adventures, or simply think eating lūʻau, kalo or poi is ʻono.

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.