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    Hāpuʻu 'Ilima Mauka to Makai Lavender Women's Midi Dress

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    • This Hāpuʻu 'Ilima Mauka to Makai Lavender Women's Midi Dress from David Shepard Hawaii is available at Pop-Up Mākeke and is designed, cut, and sewn in Hawai'i on imported fabric.

      The midi dress includes bell sleeves and has a v-neck design with a string tie in the back. It comes with an optional long matching fabric tie for use at the waist. This limited quantity print is hand-drawn onto the fabric.

      It is made with draping 100% Tencel which is a sustainably made eucalyptus-based fabric. Tencel is a fiber that is intended as a silk substitute that is derived from wood pulp. It is a natural fabric in the same family as Modal that is more breathable and soft than cotton. There is no plastic, polyester, or cotton used here. It is, instead, an all-natural sustainable wood pulp fiber with a luxurious silky texture.

      Features:

      • Material: 100% Tencel
      • Note: The models are wearing sizes x-small and medium.
    • Machine washable and dry on a gentle setting.
    • From the beaches of Waikīkī to the lush forests of upper Mānoa Valley, this design embodies the range of resources found within this powerful, prosperous, and beautiful ahupua‘a. An ahupua‘a is a traditional land division that encompasses a watershed extending from ma uka to ma kai (mountain to ocean).

      Traditionally in Hawai‘i, community boundaries were defined by watersheds that provided all the resources for sustainable living: fish, agriculture, consistent fresh water, and upland forest reserves.

      Today, the ahupua‘a of Waikīkī continues to be one of the most abundant and prosperous. This design highlights abundance, displays the importance of balance, and shows the beauty of diversity in the form of contrast. Featured is a sort of yin-yang play between the native Hāpuʻu tree fern found in the mountains and the O‘ahu island flower ‘ilima found growing on the coast.