Earth-minded fashion is the future! That's why Onepaʻa Hawaiʻi is taking steps to make sure we are part of this important movement. One way we do this is by only producing clothing we get an order for. This allows us to avoid textile waste from overproduction. Our printing partner's state-of-the-art printing technology creates almost no wastewaters and uses less energy than traditional printing techniques.
In traditional made-to-sell retail stores, products are made in large quantities and often exceed market demand. Around 85% of all textiles produced by the fashion industry end up in landfills, making it a major contributor to environmental damage.
Production of Onepaʻa Hawaiʻi Products
Every product in our store (except for our Handmade Quilted Blankets) is made to order, which means we produce it specifically for you, once you place your order. This new model allows us to provide quality clothing at a lower carbon footprint. The inks our partner uses are water-based and free of harmful chemicals. They also take care to dispose of any left-over ink supplier guidelines. It is not a perfect model but it is a step in the right direction. When you choose Onepaʻa Hawaiʻi you choose our environment, you choose something bigger than yourself.
We do not pride ourselves on this; we see it as incredibly important to our life, work, culture, and the industry as a whole.
About Production Times
Each one of our products that are made to order (MTO) means we start making it once you place the order. It does take a little bit of time for it to be created and sent out, but this allows us to avoid overproduction, wasted materials and vital resources. You may wait an extra day or two but you will be a part of this movement when you choose Onepaʻa Hawaiʻi. Because our products are made-to-order this also means there is no special “boutique” packaging. Though we agree this can be a special touch it also contributes to waste, unnecessary carbon production and landfill.
Our partners send out your products as soon as they are created. It takes about 3–7 business days to create your products. Average shipping time is 4-8 business days depending on the order's destination. For more questions feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com.