House of Mana Up is an online and local retail shop for local products and gifts from local makers and artisans in Hawaiʻi. You can shop online or in-store at Royal Hawaiian Center in Waikiki, you’ll find food, fashion, home, beauty and art products that highlight homegrown ingredients and textiles woven in the Hawaiian Islands.
The Mana Up ʻohana (family) continually expands to support a growing Hawaiʻi economy through a six-month accelerator and alumni program to help new entrepreneurs to grow their Hawaiʻi-based business. The program curates workshops, executive mentorship, resources, sales opportunities, and a strong community of collaboration. The goals are to foster high-quality jobs, agricultural sustainability, and a regenerative culture of entrepreneurship in our local community. Many of the entrepreneurs featured at House of Mana Up have been recognized internationally for their products’ high quality or innovation.
This Hawaiʻi economic development initiative seeks to expand entrepreneurship that creates a strong, local product economy with diversification of the economy, sustainable use of Hawaiʻi’s agricultural land in a post-plantation era, high-quality job opportunities for our next generation, sustainable tourism, and a regenerative culture of entrepreneurship. The goal of the Mana Up initiative is to create Hawaiʻi’s next 100 product companies based in Hawaiʻi that are earning over $10 million in annual revenue, and adding at least a $1 billion to Hawai’i’s economy on an annual basis through Mana Up alumni.
Hawaiian Airlines and House of Mana Up present the “Meet the Makers” virtual series to bring Hawaiʻi to the world through experiences and tastings. All events will be led by the entrepreneurs behind Hawai‘i’s unique and world-famous food, fashion, home, beauty, and art products.
Mana Up Hawaii meet the makers series
From July 2021-January 2022, plan to immerse yourself in the Islands through fun experiences, from touring local farms to how to make the best Mai Tai, and much more. The experiences and products highlight the incredible local ingredients grown in Hawai’i, our diverse cultures. Each month, you can register for a free Virtual Event and optionally purchase the Event Gift Set.
Mark your calendar and get ready to explore Hawai‘i’s authentic sights, sounds and flavors. Tune into Facebook Live on the day of the event and enjoy your behind-the-scenes look at our islands.
Mana Up schedule of events
- WED, JUL 28 AT 12 PM. Meet the Makers: Behind the Beans Experience. Join Brandon & Kelleigh as they take you on a tour of their coffee farm and roastery, plus follow along to learn state-of-the-art brewing tips and techniques.
- WED, AUG 18 AT 12 PM. Meet the Makers: The Bean-to-Bar Experience. Meet Dylan & Tamara Butterbaugh who are growing Hawai‘i’s cacao industry and enjoy a craft chocolate tasting.
- WED, AUG 25 AT 12 PM. Meet the Makers: Taste of the Islands. Immerse yourself in an authentic Hawai‘i cooking class from Top Chef finalist and celebrity chef Sheldon Simeon.
- WED, SEP 22 AT 12 PM. Meet the Makers: Spa Day Secrets. Learn the secrets to get glowing skin from Chelsa Davis, the founder of the all-natural skincare company.
- WED, SEP 29 AT 12 PM. Meet the Makers: Hawaiian Honey Harvest. Follow Kawika Sebag as he takes you through his Pa‘auilo farm, all while tasting ‘ono honeys and learning how they’re made.
- WED, OCT 27 AT 12 PM. Meet the Makers: Farm-to-Bottle Tour. Step into the Kunia farm + see how Hawaiian sugar cane is distilled into world-class agricole rum, plus taste the finest varieties!
- WED, NOV 24 AT 12 PM. Meet the Makers: Hawai‘i Talk Story. Meet the makers designing lifestyle products that uniquely reflect the authentic moʻolelo (stories) of our islands.
- WED, DEC 15 AT 12 PM. Meet the Makers: The Ultimate Vanilla Venture. Explore Hawai‘i’s very own vanilla farm and savor world-class vanilla products crafted with aloha.
- WED, JAN 26, 2022 AT 12 PM. Meet the Makers: The Mele Makers Experience. Meet Grammy-nominated musician Kimié Miner and Scotty Wilks who are taking Hawai‘i’s music industry by storm.
More info: Mana Up Hawaii | Facebook