OUR TRAVELS

I have a lot of clients ask me over the years how Banana Wind got started. All I ever wanted to do is give the gift of travel to my 2 children, Zeb and Marley. In 2004, I came up with a crazy idea to marry this dream with a store- and it worked! Since then, we travel the world, searching for regional art forms specific to a certain region, village, or family. Working with each group, we bring in our own designs based on our life here on Maui, and together we develop items they’ve never made before, reviving their cultural art form by creating items just for our store. It’s deeply satisfying to see younger generations come to the table and regain interest in their family’s business simply by creating new items. And now, Banana Wind is the sole source of income for many of the families we work with. So everything here is hand made with aloha, and made just for our store. You won’t find these things anywhere else but here.

Machu Picchu 2010
Machu Picchu 2010
Mekong River, Vietnam 2008
Mekong River, Vietnam 2008
Paris, France 2009
Paris, France 2009
Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland 2019
Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland 2019
Bali, Indonesia 2014
Bali, Indonesia 2014
Santorini, Greece 2018
Santorini, Greece 2018
Sacred Valley, Peru 2010
Sacred Valley, Peru 2010
Brisbane, Australia 2012
Brisbane, Australia 2012
Tonlé Sap, Cambodia 2008
Tonlé Sap, Cambodia 2008
Cinque Terre, Italy 2009
Cinque Terre, Italy 2009
Taj Mahal, India 2011
Taj Mahal, India 2011
Valparaiso, Chile 2012
Valparaiso, Chile 2012