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.