The kumulipo is the Hawaiian creation chant, and a mele koʻihonua or a chant that recites genealogy. Passed on for generations, this oral tradition is a complete record of the beginnings of our world, the Hawaiian people and its origin from pō (darkness).
Each product in the Kumulipo Collection draws inspiration from the concept of "coming from darkness." The black, grey and white color scheme represents the battle between light and darkness during the beginning of time — where color is absent.
Because of its deep meaning and cultural significance, we thought it would be fitting to base our inaugural collection off of the origin chant. The kumulipo establishes a sturdy cultural foundation that will remind us of our past, help us navigate through the present and influence our vision for the future.