Our Fabrics

Before any fabric is selected for use, we test and test it. We test for many things such as wash-ability, color fastness and shrinkage. We understand quality and no piece goes into a line that we wouldn’t want to wear ourselves. Our exclusive fabric weaves and finishes have come to define our superior quality and we proudly stand behind each garment that goes into our line.

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Cotton Lawn

People love our cotton lawn shirts because of its performance in high temperatures and humid climates. The fabric is incredibly light weight without being sheer, crease resistant and has a subtle luster. It also accepts dye well, allowing for richness in the print details, which is why our cotton lawn prints can have up to 18 screens (colors) in a print. Our cotton lawn fabric is still printed in Japan with the same mill that helped us develop it in the 1970’s. Then the fabric is cut and sewn into shirts right here in Honolulu, and proudly carries the Made in Hawai’i, USA signature.

Cotton Lawn Pucker

Our signature cotton lawn fabric is printed and then put through a special finishing process that crinkles or "puckers" the fabric, giving it a horizontal texture. The puckering allows the fabric to lay mostly above the skin, allowing air to circulate and heat to dissipate. It also means that pressing is not necessary!
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Cotton, Linen and Beyond

In order to give our fabrics that extra special something, we launder our garments with extra enzyme softeners so the hand is especially soft. Our linens and cottons are often blended with other fibers, combining and retaining the best qualities of each. The fabrications blended with elastane give the fabric stretch, providing the ultimate in comfortability. Silk adds a soft drape to any fabrication while linen is the perfect match for warm climates, as it is airy and light. Our women’s Silk Crepe De Chine is a delicate texture with an exceptional drape and very soft hand. It goes through a sand wash process which leaves the fabric super soft and allows for the garment to be washable.


Our exclusive and intricately designed embroideries start out as a concept by our in-house art department. After the embroidery is skillfully sketched, each stitch and thread color is carefully chosen to enhance the pattern. Our embroideries are best suited on a silk and lyocell twill fabrication, which enhance the fabric’s wrinkle resistance, while retaining its soft drape. Our hidden front pocket designs are sort of like a punchline, the secret ‘a-hah’ and just another detail that our collectors enjoy. Our limited holiday and Lunar Year editions are the most sought after collections and hold a special place in our archives.
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For a special and unique offering, we combine our one-of-a-kind artwork with the textured look and feel of a jacquard. A jacquard loom is used to weave fine yarns into intricate designs and the end result is a textured fabric with a soft drape and feel. Each print is paired with a jacquard that will bring out the best in the pattern and colors. Look closely to appreciate the fine details as found in our pave diamond, horizon lines and chain link jacquards. Our cotton yarn dye jacquards are favored for their soft and luxurious feel, with fun and playful designs while our solid essentials are offered each season in a silk and cotton blend.

Matched Front and Pocket

A tradition for over 40 years, we take great pride in not only matching the pockets but also matching the front shirt panels on all of the silk shirts we make.
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Meant for all facets of warm weather enjoyment, our shorts can be worn running errands, doing yardwork, jumping in the pool or headed out to the ocean. Our fabric and carefully constructed design have the strength, durability and soft hand of a unique swim garment. The long lasting fibers will keep their shape, offer comfort and quick drying properties.

Spandex Jersey and Slub Jersey

Our women’s favorite styles are comprised of the most versatile fabrications. Durable, comfortable and soft are essential elements of these garments, making them perfect travel companions. Our polyester blends have an excellent resilience to wrinkling and are easy to care for, while our rayon and modal blends have a slight sheen to the fabric and are ideal for hot and humid climates. The blending of slub yarns adds an interesting texture and element to our styles.
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