kahakai; hawaiian for the beach or shore
Kahakai kids by kahakai studios is a beachy kids label, designed on the north shore of oahu, hawaii.
aloha! I'm stephanie, owner and creator of kahakai studios. I'M ORIGINALLY FROM A SMALL ISLAND OFF THE eastern COAST OF FLORIDA. IN 2004 I WENT FOR A 2 WEEK VACATION TO THE NORTH SHORE OF OAHU TO VISIT A CLOSE FRIEND, AND WITHIN THE FIRST FEW DAYS HAD DECIDED I WAS NEVER GOING BACK. I MET MY HUSBAND 2 WEEKS AFTER I ARRIVED (I WAS REALLY IMPULSIVE DURING MY EARLY TWENTIES) AND WE'VE BEEN CRUISING TOGETHER EVER SINCE.
FAST FORWARD 10 YEARS, to me scouring the web and local shops FOR a baby gift for one of my best friends. i really wanted to give her something that fit our laid back, beachy lifestyle. after what seemed like forever, i settled on a few swaddles and ultimately, i wasn't totally in love with what i found. there are so many options out there...but i wanted soft AND cool, something that could be used after her babe was out of diapers. it was then that i was inspired to create my own baby gifts for her.
I LAUNCHED KAHAKAI STUDIOS THE FOLLOWING YEAR (2016) AND HAVE BEEN WORKING TO FORWARD THE LINE EVER SINCE.
SERENDIPITOUSly, I BECAME PREGNANT THE YEAR I LAUNCHED THE LINE. my little babe was born in our home at rocky point via water birth. MY HUSBAND AND I ARE SO IN LOVE WITH OUR BABY GIRL, AND I NOW HAVE ANOTHER MUSE TO DESIGN FOR...MY OWN.
STEPHANIE REÁL OWNER/CREATOR