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    Hāwane Green Cotton Tote Bag

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    • This Hāwane Green Cotton Tote Bag from David Shepard Hawaii is available at Pop-Up Mākeke and is both spacious and lightweight.

      The 100% cotton tote bag includes a pocket so that you can put your important belongings in one place and not have to worry about losing them in the bag. It features a colorful and artistic native Hawaiian plant pattern. This stunning bag is sewn and designed in Hawaii on imported fabric and has a limited quantity.

      This would be the perfect bag to take to a farmer's market, out on a road trip, on a quick errand run, or even to the beach. It will go great with any casual outfit and is sure to be a welcome addition to your bag collection. Thanks to the spacious design, you can fit more than you think into the handmade bag!


      • Dimensions: 13" x 13" x 6"
      • Strap Length: 18" Long
      • Material: 100% Cotton Jacquard
      • Note: Due to the handmade nature of this bag, the exact cut of the print is variable. The prints may vary from what is seen in the images.
    • Machine Washable on a Gentle Cycle and Hang Dry.
    • Loulu palm, or Pritchardia, is the only native Hawaiian palm genus. It is useful for its large fronds, a shield from the sun and rain, as well as for weaving items such as hats. Its fruit, hāwane, was once considered delicious to eat. Unfortunately, rats that arrived for the first time on the islands with the first Polynesian canoes also loved the fruit of this palm. Once a dominant forest species, a thousand years of rats eating most of their seeds resulted in scattered remnant populations of these formerly ubiquitous palms.

      One species, Pritchardia hillebrandii, is featured in this print. An islet off the coast of Moloka'i has an untouched strand of this particular blue-green palm species, giving a sense of what a forest of loulu would look like.