My name is Caitlin and I am the chief human officer! I am very excited to present HOKU, our small business!
my name is Caitlin, and my pup is a 1 year old Miniature Australian Shepherd named Hoku. I was born in China, adopted by an American couple and grew up in both San Francisco and Hawai'i. After graduating from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Anthropology, I am currently in a post baccalaureate program to pursue my dream of becoming an emergency room doctor!
HOKU was founded in January 2021 in the senior of my college year, a few months after getting Hoku. My mother taught me how to use a sewing machine, another skill we both share. After picking up some fabric from a local fabric store, I was ready to create for you and pet. Hoku was very patient with me as I created and made her try on many bandanas.
for our logo, the monstera represents a connection to the land and my favorite plant! two for my two fur babies, Hoku and Bender the Kitty! Purple is my favorite color!
ᴥ fabric is sourced from local fabric stores and designers and created in house.
ᴥ fabric is washed to insure highest grade of sanitation
ᴥ fabric is cut, sewn, and snaps are then places on bandanas.
ᴥbandanas are packaged in our @ecoenclose recyclable bags and eco friendly packaging. personalized handwritten thank you notes are added :)
ᴥ processing time is 1-2 weeks.
at the end of every quarter to give back to local shelters. this will help animals in need get the love they deserve.
mālama 'āina is a phrase which means to honor and care for the land. this is a core value in hawaiian culture, and our small shop. to uphold this value, we pledge to use sustainable materials
our packaging is eco friendly, meaning it is recycle recycled, and biodegradable Our packaging and assorted materials come from eco enclose.
thank you for joining me on my journey as a small business owner! I truly appreciate all the pictures, kind words, and support.
Caitlin and Hoku