Nov 25, 2014
Celebrating the Small Business
Saturday is Small Business Saturday, a day meant to celebrate the entrepreneurs we call friends and neighbors.
Ward Village is happy to be home to a plethora of successful local businesses. Meet five of them below, including one debuting on Small Business Saturday!
Friday, November 14 marked Jams World 50th anniversary, and the small company celebrated with close friends and fans at their flagship location in Ward Village (complete with a cake and a governor's proclamation declaring November 14 "Jams World Day"). Known for its bright, bold patterns and fun style, the brand was dreamed up by a surfer on Hawaii's beaches, and it maintains its original playfulness to this day.
Specials: Black Friday sales extend through the weekend and include $10 Jams World towels, $7 iPhone handsets, buy-one-get–one-half-off Jams World footwear, and two-for-one $10 hoop earrings.
Where: Visit Jams World at Ward Centre.
Aly Ishikuni is the mastermind behind popular monthly pop-up event Art and Flea, and Saturday marks the opening of its brick-and-mortar partner, Mori, where food and fashion will mark the launch of a store that supports the talented new kid on the block.
Specials: There will be deals throughout Small Business Saturday, when Mori is opening its doors. Celebrations will include Outfit, an event taking place outdoors at Ward Warehouse in partnership with HiFi that will feature outdoor food and fashion vendors, a keiki fashion line debut, live art, and much more. Doors will stay open until 9 p.m.
Where: Visit Mori at Ward Warehouse.
Island Guitars has been open for 30 years, and has been located in Ward Village for almost 20 years. This is the place to go for guitars or ukuleles, used, vintage, or new. The staff brings decades of knowledge to the shop, which is helpful when picking just the right instrument for beginners and experts alike.
Where: Visit Island Guitars on the second level of Ward Warehouse.
Décor designer Kaypee Soh embraces bright pops of colors and bold patterns like only someone thoroughly adjusted to the islands can, even whipping up a bright '60s-inspired line for Honolulu Fashion Week that will be available in the spring. Hailing from Malaysia, Soh spent a number of years doing graphic design for Tom Ford and Stella McCartney in New York and Paris before putting roots down in Hawaii and finding success with items like pillows and wall hangings.
Where: Visit Kaypee Soh on the first level of Ward Warehouse.
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