Kealopiko | Brine Podcast S2.E4

The story of Kealopiko, a culturally-rooted Hawai’i fashion, and lifestyle brand, is the focus of this episode. The storyteller is Hina Kneubuhl, one of the company's three co-founders, who shares how a botanist, a linguist and a creative got together to develop an innovative partnership that prioritizes cultural values, fulfills community needs in unique ways, and perpetuates ‘Ōlelo Hawai’i (the Hawaiian language). From how they create new collections and maintain their personal values to new partnerships and ensuring their production is sustainable and eco-friendly––our conversation affirms that working to bridge intergenerational values with a contemporary aesthetic can produce a new form of commerce that uplifts community and prioritizes our connections to the natural world. As they like to say E ʻaʻahu nō a hoʻohanohano i ka ʻāina nei! ... "Wear it and honor this place!" ... To learn more about Kealopiko visit Salted Logic’s blog ( or their website (

Naiʻa Lewis