I Maikaʻi ke Kalo (Parent) Short Sleeve T-Shirt

I Maikaʻi ke Kalo (Parent) Short Sleeve T-Shirt

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This breathable, cotton men’s t-shirt features original, custom artwork by Maoli designers. The center chest design is printed using soft hand ink.
With a modern fit, featuring a rounded crew neck, this soft, breathable 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.
  • 100% soft jersey 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.

NATIVE HAWAIIAN DESIGN

This design honors the ʻōlelo noʻeau (Hawaiian proverb), I maikaʻi ke kalo i ka ʻohā. This proverb is for all our parents out there as it compares kalo (the taro plant) and its ʻohā (offspring) to a parent and their child.⁠

The proverb translates to, “the goodness of the taro is judged by the young plant it produces”. Like kalo, our children are shining reflections of who we are as people. Our strength isn't measured by our own individual goodness, but the goodness we nurtured and cultivated in the next generation. ⁠

This design comes in pairs (one for the parent and one for the child). The parent design features the first half of the proverb, “I maikaʻi ke kalo” (the goodness of the taro is judged). The child design features the second half of the proverb, “i ka ʻohā” (by the offspring it produces). Make sure to note which design you are purchasing (parent or child).

***This design is for a parent***

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.