Sunday, February 13, 2011

GIVEAWAY - Kohala Kids

(Nai'a onesie)
Last year at this time I was in Hawaii and Naia was a wee sprog inside of me. And while we can't be there now, we were lucky enough to stumble across this sweet shop on etsy that is full of Aloha spirit. Kohala Kids Co is the creative work of Anna Lissiman, an half artist and half fish.
Anna is an avid diver and all around adventure girl, and when she's not exploring the islands she's back home sketching what she sees and putting her artwork on baby clothes.  Anna says, "Both husband and I feel out of sorts if we don't get a dip in the salt water every other day, if not every day. Surfing and snorkeling are our therapy."
(Here's is Anna's underwater photo... and below the resulting onesie!)
(Honu, the Hawaiian name for turtle)
Naturally when I found something on etsy that had Naia's name in the title, I went for it. But when I got the little onesie in the mail I knew I would come back for more. Anna uses only organic onesies to print on and they are as soft as can be, Her designs are so detailed and beautiful, I love that it doesn't look "baby cutesy", but rather classic and artistic.
"I began Kohala Kids Co because my sister and brother back home had begun building families, and I just didn't connect with whimsical, cartoonish clothes that were available in the boutiques. The company got started when I began drawing from the pictures I had taken from our vast array of underwater cameras and the idea came to me to make beautiful items for my little nieces."

(Pufferfish, also called Te'e Te'e in Tonga.)
The shop is fairly new to Etsy but Anna has big plans. "Kohala Kids Co plans to release a spectrum of colours for onesies as well as 4 new designs each year. Eventually I would like to expand into kimono-style wrap onesies, caps, shirts and pants. Ideally, we will offer the designs on 100% certified organic canvas diaper bags. Our principle is to keep the product 100% certified organic and to minimize waste, keeping the world less cluttered with disposable matter. "
(Monstera Palm, the onesie & the real thing!)

Anna is offering a gift certificate to her shop good for any onesie of your choosing. All you have to do is click on over to Kohala Kids Co and tell us in the comments your favorite design. If you become a fan on Facebook, come back and comment about it for an extra entry. Comments will be open until Thursday morning.

Good luck and mahalo Anna & Kohala Kids Co!

COMMENTS CLOSED - watch for a winner tonight! Thank you!

41 comments:

Bethany I. said...

I love the blue long sleeved turtle onesies!

Bethany I. said...

I liked Kohala Kids Co. on Facebook!

mare said...

do i have to pick ONE? love the puffer fish onsie! will there be larger kid sizes, too? oh please say yes - this is true love at first sight!

mare said...

just became a facebook fan! thanks for the chance...

Jenny said...

Wow, thanks for posting this.

About a year ago, my husband and I were in the Virgin Islands, swimming with the sea turtles. I can't wait to share those experiences with our little girl someday soon, taking her their on our own boat!

So of course, I LOVE the sea turtle onesie!!

Jenny said...

Oh, and I 'liked' Kohala Kids Co. on Facebook!

Joy said...

Those are so, so adorable!

Tricia said...

Blue long sleeve turtle onsie! I might just buy it right this second!

Charlotte said...

I think I like the pufferfish the best as I have a pisces fishy boy :)

Jessica said...

Too hard to decide, but I think the long sleeve blue turtle is my favorite. It reminds me so much of my all-time favorite dive in Hawaii, swimming through a sea of sea turtles. Thank you!

Happiness is... said...

Turtle by far. It pops on that blue onesie!! Wow, art.

-Super Jen

Morgan said...

We actually just moved to the mainland from Oahu...and are so homesick!! Thank you for this little gem of a shop, that reminds us of the beauty of the islands. I love the Tropical Monstera Palm Leaf design...just gorgeous!

morgan said...

I became a fan on facebook!

Annie Cohn said...

These are so so pretty!

KlaraM said...

They are all beautiful!! I would pick the one with a dolphin.Thanks!

KlaraM said...

Fan on Facebook too!

Lynn said...

I think it has to be the dolphin for my boat-living little grand;daughter!

Lynn said...

I've also become a FB fan!

Domestic Diva said...

The long-sleeved sea turtle is my favorite, but the dolphin comes a close second.

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Christie said...

Ohhh, the pufferfish is so cute. I would use this for little Annie, whom I keep three days a week. Adorable!

Christie said...

I *liked* them on FB. We have lots of ocean water friends! :)

Mama_Amethyst said...

I like the sea turtle long sleeve onesie. Turtles are special in our family.

Mama_Amethyst said...

I liked Kohala Kids Co. on Facebook!

Kristi M. said...

With my Hawaiian ancestry, this onesie would be awesome for my newest little guy. LOVE the blue short sleeved turtle onesie. That art is just awesome!

Kristi M. said...

I like Kohala Kids on facebook!

Kim said...

I love the pufferfish in the mediterranean color. Beautiful things!

Holly @ Domestic Dork said...

OMG those are beautiful! I think the turtle or the puffer fish are my favorites!

Holly @ Domestic Dork said...

I liked KKC on FB.

Lindsey G. said...

I love the prints...and we're going to Hawaii in a week, so fitting!

Sam said...

These onesies are adorable. My favourite is the Honu Turtle in Mediterranean Blue. Such a beautiful design!

Thanks for the opportunity to win one.

:-)
Sam.

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

The turtle design’s detail pleases the turtle lover in me; living in the Bay Area, long-sleeves are a real need esp this coming week when we are looking at low 50’s, wind and rain. Onesies are still The Best baby clothes ever invented.

Emma said...

They're all beautiful but I love the turtle on blue the best

philawriter said...

I love the turtle onesie! I miss swimming with green turtles and hawksbill turtles in the Caribbean--what better onesie for a new boat baby with Caribbean-dreaming parents?! Thanks for the link!
Kristen

Whirlwind Woman said...

Like many others, I love the turtle, Honu. Wish these came a bit bigger, my "baby" fits into a 4T now! Beautiful stuff.

Chani W said...

I LOVE sea turtles so my favorite is definitely the Honu Turtle, Mediterranean Short Sleeve Onesie

Chani W said...

I also liked them on facebook. :)

Beautiful kids clothes! It makes me want to go be crafty. I love this blog!

kate said...

so so sweet! and i even have a baby to go with it! ;)

Stephani said...

my fav is the puffer on med blue.

Emily said...

Oh my, the Meditteranean blue is gorgeous, and I think I'll let my big kids pick the design for their 3 week old baby sister ;-)

mb said...

what a great find- i love the artwork and absolutely adore that they are printed on organic cotton. and long sleeved onesies are the BEST for where we live. of course i don't have a need but i have baby friends on the way who would love this as a gift. :) i have to say, the naia print is my favorite.

Alina said...

Just became a fan on facebook, her work is just beautiful.

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