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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - This weekend Hawaiʻi celebrates all things locally made at the Made In Hawaii Festival going on at the Neal Blaisdell. Today we give you a preview of one of Hawaiʻi's most popular, locally-made Hawaiian fashions Sig Zane Designs. Amy Kalili has more.

Ua kûkulu ʻo Sig Zane i kçia pâʻoihana he mau miliona kâlâ kona waiwai ma ka hakulau lole e hoʻolaha ana i nâ lau a kiʻi o nâ meakanu Hawaiʻi.

Sig Zane has built a multi-million dollar business on his popular silk-screened imagery of native Hawaiian plants.  

We chose to focus on plants is because, culturally, they were so significant.

The mission really was to try and share that story of the significance, especially in the Hawaiian culture

SIG ZANE

Owner, Sig Zane Designs

Koʻikoʻi ka mea kanu i ka moʻomçheu Hawaiʻi, a he ʻiʻini ko mâkou i ke kaʻanalike i kçia ʻike.

Ua hoʻokumu ʻia a mohala mai kçia aloha o Sig no ka ʻike kuʻuna Hawaiʻi ma kahi o ke 30 makahiki aku nei ma kona launa me kâna wahine, he kumu hula no ka hâlau hula kaulana a puni ka honua ʻo Hâlau o Kekuhi, ʻo Nâlani Kanakaʻole kona inoa.

Sig's love for the culture began nearly 30 years ago when he met his wife, noted teacher of the world reknowned Hâlau o Kekuhi, Nâlani Kanakaʻole

People have looked to us as a source, as one that not only does things, but lives the practice.

People can feel that there's a little more […] insight to what we're delivering.

He waiwai lua ʻole ko mâua komo piha ʻana ma nâ hana Hawaiʻi e like me ka hula, a ʻike ka lehulehu i ka waiwai o kçlâ.

Ke ili nei kçia kiʻina ʻohana ma ka hanauna hou me ka ʻike a mâkau hou o kâ lâua keikikâne a mea hakulau ʻoi loa, ʻo Kûhaʻo.

This family affair is also engaging the skill set of a new generation with their son and graphic designer, Kûhaʻo.

I take the idea of my mom's concept and whatever other ideas my dad has and put it together onto the computer.

KÛHAʻOʻÎMAIKALANI ZANE

Graphic Designer, Sig Zane Designs

Ma o ka ʻenehana wau e hoʻohui ai i ko mâmâ a me pâpâ manaʻo.

He mea ko Kûhaʻo kuanaʻike hakulau me kona mâkaukau ma ke ao kikohoʻe e laha hou aku ai ʻo Sig Zane ma ka lehulehu âkea.

Kûhaʻo's designs and graphic work are taking Sig Zane Designs to a broader audience.

If you are trying to show off at a worldly scale, … you have to be able to appeal to a worldly scale. 

ʻO Hawaiʻi nô naʻe kahi e aloha nui ʻia nei kâ Sig mau lole a i ka hoʻolauleʻa ʻo Made in Hawaiʻi ana nô ka ʻohana i kçia hopena pule. E naue aku nô i NBC a kipa aku! ʻO wau no kçia ʻo Amy Kalili no Sunrise ma Hawaiʻi News Now. Aloha.

Hawaiʻi however is home to Sig Zane's greatest fans and in fact, they will be at the Made in Hawaiʻi Festival all weekend and NBC. Make sure to go check them out!

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