ʻIwa Short Sleeve T-Shirt
ʻIwa Short Sleeve T-Shirt
ʻIwa Short Sleeve T-Shirt
ʻIwa Short Sleeve T-Shirt

ʻIwa Short Sleeve T-Shirt

Regular price $34.95 Sale price $29.95
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Breathable, cotton t-shirt top features original, custom artwork by Maoli designers. With a modern fit, featuring a rounded crew neck, this soft cotton t-shirt is one that can be worn casually for any occasion.

Whether it is relaxing at the beach, grabbing dinner in town, or catching the sunset on an afternoon hike, this Maoli t-shirt is perfect for any occasion.

  • Men’s classic-fit t-shirt.
  • Soft jersey cotton. 
  • 100% combed and ring-spun cotton.
  • Crew neck.
  • Short sleeve.
  • Premium artwork by indigenous designers.
  • Custom, trademark graphic.

For detailed information on our short sleeve t-shirts, check out our Fit Guide.


This design honors the ʻIwa (Frigate bird). The ‘Iwa is a master of the skies in Hawaiʻi and is frequently seen soaring across the ocean or against the steep pali (cliffs) searching for food. There are several ʻōlelo noʻeau (Hawaiian proverbs) that compare the Frigate bird’s graceful gliding to that of a handsome person. 

The ʻIwa is also an ʻaumakua (Hawaiian ancestral guardian) to various family lines across Hawaiʻi. ʻAumakua would form symbiotic relationships with family members living in the present. As deified ancestors, they would protect and advise their descendants so that they may live better lives. In return, the descendants would form a bond and mālama (care) for their ancestors’ animal manifestation.


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!