Ilima

The Hawaiian islands are home to many, and for Laha’ole Designs, O’ahu is our birthplace and base of operations. In honor of the Gathering Place, we present our ‘Ilima collection. According to  Hui Kū Maoli Ola,  this native Hawaiian flower and shrub represents O’ahu and can be found on the coasts and in forests throughout the islands. It can be eaten, used in lei and as a mild laxative for keiki. Flower Leis mentions that 'īlima also symbolizes good luck.
Our collection captures the beautiful essence of this native Hawaiian flower and seeks to elevate its cultural significance through its products, which include earrings and necklaces; this ensures the wearer brings a piece of home with them wherever they go.