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    Kaniakapūpū Lehua Mamo Women's Midi Dress


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    • This Kaniakapūpū Lehua Mamo Midi Dress from David Shepard Hawaii is available at Pop-Up Mākeke. This midi dress comes with bell sleeves, a v-neckline, and a string tie in the back.

      It comes with a long matching tie for optional use at the waist. It is made from a limited quantity print and features hand-drawn fabric print illustrations. It is designed, cut, and sewn in Hawai'i on imported 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. It is a luxury eco-fabric that is made in a closed-loop cycle from sustainably grown eucalyptus. There is no plastic, polyester, or cotton used here. It is, instead, an all-natural sustainable wood pulp fiber with a luxurious silky texture.


      • Material: 100% Tencel
      • Note: The model is wearing a size small.
    • Machine washable and dryer safe on a gentle setting.
    • Kaniakapūpū means “the singing of the land shells” in Hawaiian. Featured in this print are kāhuli snails, ’ōhi’a lehua bursting into flower, and nectar-feeding i’iwi birds. This print has layers of meaning, or ‘kauna’: The songs of the snails bring Hawai’i into being.

      Kaniakapūpū is the name of the summer palace of Kamehameha III, who said in 1843, ‘ua mau ke ea o ka ’aina i ka pono’ or ‘the life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.’ The Hawai’i state motto to this day.