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Sat Dec 1, 2012, 07:24 PM

Made in the USA, made in Hawaii, from a 32 year long view.

Hi Folks

For the last 32 years, I've worked with Hawaii's artists and people who make fine crafts in the USA.

Nohea Gallery http://www.noheagallery.com/

I'm posting to let everybody know that there are outstanding quality gifts made here in the USA, many very affordably.

I know of shops like us in Portland (The Real Mother Goose) http://www.therealmothergoose.com/
Seattle (Northwest Woodworkers Gallery) http://www.nwwoodgallery.com/
Washington D.C. (Appalachian Spring) http://www.appalachianspring.com/
Cambridge, Mass (Cambridge Artists Cooperative) http://www.cambridgeartistscoop.com/

Not to mention the street fairs and events where local artists share their work regularly.

What are your favorite locally made gift choices?

Thanks for supporting locally made work and the people who make them, wherever you are.

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Reply Made in the USA, made in Hawaii, from a 32 year long view. (Original post)
mahina Dec 2012 OP
rgbecker Dec 2012 #1
mahina Dec 2012 #6
Liberal_in_LA Dec 2012 #2
Nictuku Dec 2012 #3
mahina Dec 2012 #7
NYC_SKP Dec 2012 #4
mahina Dec 2012 #8
msongs Dec 2012 #5
mahina Dec 2012 #9
mahina Dec 2012 #10
panader0 Dec 2012 #17
msongs Dec 2012 #11
mahina Dec 2012 #12
ybbor Dec 2012 #13
ybbor Dec 2012 #14
mahina Dec 2012 #16
ybbor Dec 2012 #18
mahina Dec 2012 #15

Response to mahina (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 07:33 PM

1. Hey, My daughter has a nice gallery of local crafts in Hudson, NY.

Megagem. Check it out.

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Response to rgbecker (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 08:38 PM

6. Thanks, cool!

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 07:38 PM

2. k&r

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 08:00 PM

3. Lahala woven Bags

... When I'm able to be 'home' back in Hawaii (I grew up there and miss it so).

Where I live now... wine from small winerys (Napa area).

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Response to Nictuku (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 08:39 PM

7. Read you!

I was homesick most of the time we were on the East coast. We weren't even used to wearing shoes to school, no joke. You remember?

Hope you get home as much as you like. Napa is a beautiful place too I hear!

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 08:14 PM

4. I support Hawaii artists and galleries, large and small. Curtis Wilson Cost Gallery:

My favorite purchase, well, my favorite print, is from this gallery:

http://www.costgallery.com/php/art-detail.php?title_id=10



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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 08:40 PM

8. I remember when he opened near Ulupalakua,

when we used to spend time at the Silver Cloud Ranch. Before Oprah bought it, dang it... He is talented for sure. Thanks!

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 08:26 PM

5. hawaii artist here as well...

Hawaiilovesart.com i am sitting here selling at hickam base exchange as i type

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Response to msongs (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 08:41 PM

9. Trip!

Nice to meet you

Esther Shimazu used to teach at Hickam, I remember.

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Response to msongs (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 08:44 PM

10. I'm writing a translation page

for shoppers and visitors, to translate fake made in Hawaii-ese to English.

"Designed in Hawaii" = made in China or Indonesia
"Hawaii-inspired designs" + "" ""
Made of Hawaiian Koa (but not made in Hawaii) = "" ""
Etc.

There's SO much of it now, with big companies pushing it too.

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Response to msongs (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:25 PM

17. I lived on Hickam as a kid, also St Louis Heights and Manoa Valley

My mom taught at Punahou so I was able to attend for free. Class of '68!

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 09:02 PM

11. e.ven at local craft fairs lotta stuff is suspect nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #11)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 09:06 PM

12. For real. I hope people can tell.

All up and down Kalakaua there are shops that remove the "made in China" stickers from quilt pillows.

Or the handpainted silk jackets that were at Made in Hawaii...um, no!

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 10:10 PM

13. I'm a roady this week

My wife just finished her 2nd of 3 shows this weekend. She's a jeweler, I'm the lighting engineer and schlepper. You can check out her website if you like:

www.nancymelet.com



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Response to ybbor (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 10:15 PM

14. And I lived on Maui in '92

Miss the island life!

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Response to ybbor (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:08 PM

16. You wouldn't believe Maui now

sigh

ANYWAY!

Hope you can come home soon.

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Response to mahina (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:33 PM

18. Yeah I know

Was back in 2002 and it had changed a lot. Lived near Huelo in Hanawana, mile marker 5 on the way to Hana. Worked in Paia, and hung out all over the island. Beautiful place, miss it.

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Response to ybbor (Reply #13)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:07 PM

15. Nice work!

Those shows can be exhausting sometimes. I used to work them for artists sometimes.

I hope she had a great time and lots of success.

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