Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the beautiful Sig Zane store in Hilo, Hawaii. I've been a long-time fan of their fabulous prints -- bright and bold, yet definitely refined.
Many of the designs are inspired by beautiful plants that hold significance to the Hawaiian culture. The print below is called the ho'olauulu print -- a depiction of the leaves from the breadfruit tree, which symbolizes strength and inspiration.
Image from here.
The design below is one of my favorites. The print design is called ka uluwehi o ke kai, and is inspired by elements of the sea, including the flow of ocean currents and seaweed plants that sway beneath the waters.
While at their gorgeous store, I was able to buy some yardage of one of their prints. According to the sales staff, they used to sell more yardage to the public, but apparently they found knock-offs and poorly made items being sold at the local markets, so now they only sell a very small quantity. I was drawn to the color and the big conch shells of the print I eventually chose.
Here it is! Wow, those shells look huge in the photo! It is a cotton fabric with a silk-screened design.