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First Round of Made in Maui County Festival Vendors Announced

June 25, 2015, 11:17 AM HST
* Updated June 25, 11:18 AM
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Chic Naturals looks forward to sharing their healthy chickpea products with this year’s attendees. Photo by Casey Nishikawa.

Chic Naturals looks forward to sharing their healthy chickpea products with this year’s attendees. Photo by Casey Nishikawa.

By Maui Now Staff

The County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the Maui Chamber of Commerce have announced the first group of approved vendors participating in the 2nd Annual Made in Maui County Festival on Nov. 6 and 7.

Considered to be the largest products show in Maui County, the 2015 festival will feature over 140 vendors. The event will also be increasing the number of food trucks from seven last year to 16 this year.

Currently, 68 local businesses have been approved to participate and over 50 applications are pending review in early July.

The 2015 Product Vendor Application submission cutoff is Aug. 31, but due to the large number of applicants and limited vendor space, the festival committee is encouraging local businesses to submit their applications well before that deadline.

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“We’re thrilled with the tremendous response to our request for vendors and we appreciate everyone who took the time to submit an application,” said Teena Rasmussen, director of the County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development. “We’re very fortunate to have a dedicated group of volunteers serving on our vendor selection committee. Applications are carefully reviewed each month and evaluated based upon businesses meeting certain criteria including having their products being Made in Hawaiʻi as well as compatibility, desirability, marketability, uniqueness, level of competitive pricing, and quality of products.”

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In addition to promoting vendors and their products to thousands of residents and visitors, the Made in Maui County Festival also provides exposure to volume and wholesale buyers, giving local businesses an opportunity to grow.

Product Vendors

  • 808 Clothing
  • Aloha Botanicals
  • Aloha Letterpress
  • Aloha Wizard`s Wands & Canes LLC
  • `Alohi Images Maui
  • Ark Ceramics
  • Art by Loyd
  • B Raw Bar
  • BDC Designs
  • Chic Naturals
  • Christina DeHoff Fine Art
  • Cupcake Ladies Catering Co.
  • exfolicare
  • Geisha Fabulous by Mona Lisa
  • Goddess Rising Perfumes
  • Gracee Studios
  • Hali`i by Harriet
  • Hano’s
  • The Hawaii Fudge Company
  • Hawaii Natural Products, Inc.
  • Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company (HC&S)
  • Hula Cookies
  • Island Style Bedding
  • Kula Crafts & Flowers
  • Lako Kula Design
  • Lustrous Maui
  • The Mad Hatter of Maui
  • Matsumoto Studio
  • The Maui Closet Company
  • Maui Coffee Roasters
  • Maui Dirty Girl Art
  • Maui Dog Wear
  • Maui Excellent LLC
  • Maui Fruit Jewels
  • Maui Gourmet Popcorn
  • Maui Island Love
  • Maui J & M Photography
  • Maui Jelly Factory
  • Maui Mini Aloha Shirt Souvenirs
  • Maui Nui Wear LLC
  • Maui Sweet Cakes
  • Maui Wild Cultures
  • MauiWine, Ulupalakua Vineyards
  • Moku Pua
  • Na Koa Brand
  • Nahele Designs
  • `Ono Nuts
  • Palapala Designs
  • Paradise Now
  • Pilialoha Keiki
  • Poi by the Pound LLC
  • Queen Bee Maui
  • Roxanne Broadbent Surfboard Art
  • Sarai Stricklin
  • Scott Mead Photography, Inc.
  • Seyana Jewelry
  • Te Hotu Mana Creations
  • Three Coconuts Maui
  • Tracy Lamon designs
  • Treehouse Designs
  • Two Chicks In A Hammock
  • Uncle Louie Sausage Co., Inc.
  • Wow-Wee Maui’s Candy Bar
  • Wrappily
  • Write On Maui

Food Trucks

  • DeRay’s Maui’s “Ono” Poi Mochi
  • Dibs on Da Ribs
  • Sumo Dogs
Monica DeVine of Nahele Designs_photo

Monica DeVine of Nahele Designs will showcase her uniquely hand-crafted jewelry this November during the 2nd Annual Made in Maui County Festival. Courtesy photo.

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This will be their first time Nahele Designs will participate in a major products show.

“We primarily sell our handcrafted jewelry on our website and at a couple of locations on Maui,” said Monica DeVine, owner and artist of Nahele Designs. “Participating in the Made in Maui County Festival will allow us to showcase our products to a broader audience and give us an opportunity to take our business to another level. We can’t wait for November!”

Kauionalani Waller of Maui Nui Wear is excited to be one of this year’s returning vendors.

“Last year’s Made in Maui County Festival provided the perfect, proactive grassroots initiative to support, grow and elevate Maui’s small businesses,” said Waller. “As a vendor, Maui Nui Wear had the opportunity to gain exposure that would have been hard to achieve on our own. Our company more than doubled our wholesale orders as a result of this event. The festival is another great Maui-style initiative that helps our islands’ small businesses while perpetuating the spirit of aloha.”

“We are honored to be selected as one of this year’s returning product vendors,” said Shaun Bayles, co-owner of Chic Naturals. “Last year’s inaugural festival was such an exceptional event! The opportunity for not only us, but for all participating Maui County-based companies to showcase our products and gain this type of exposure was priceless.”

The festival is co-presented by the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the Maui Chamber of Commerce. Major sponsors include Innovate Hawaiʻi, Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company, Hawaiʻi Magazine, Maui No Ka Oi Magazine and Pacific Media Group.

For more information and/or to download a vendor application, go online, send an email or call (808) 270-7710. Information on sponsorship opportunities are also available on the website.

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