Ever since my first trip to the Hawaii when I was young, my style of art has been influenced by the amazing landscape, culture and spirit of the islands. The art we create for our mobile cases and our home decorating products is inspired by that same surf culture and Hawaiiana.
And now, we are happy to announce the addition of our Hawaiian decorator and apparel fabrics. All the our fabrics are printed at Manual Woodworkers and Weavers in North Carolina through our Zazzle.com online store.
Manual WW has been manufacturing fabrics since 1932. Using advanced digital technologies, they print our custom Hawaiian fabrics with no minimums. Most of our fabrics are machine washable (except for the natural linen). They are available in dimensions up to a continuous 10 yard length, fat quarters (for quilting and sampling) and as swatches (for exploring many designs before deciding on the perfect fabric for your tropical couch!).
We print our cotton and linen fabrics (combed cotton, pima cotton, cotton twill, ivory and natural linens) using a direct printing process featuring colorfast, pigment inks. This process produces beautiful fabric prints with great clarity and a soft finish. The polyester poplin and textural weave fabrics use a heat transfer printing process that is also colorfast, employing water-based inks to achieve bold prints with superior clarity. This sublimation process embeds the ink into the fabric, ensuring a vibrancy of the art that won't fade over time or in the wash.
Our fabrics are suitable for all home decor projects, upholstery, accessories, apparel and even a pareau (using the pima cotton shown above). Each pattern is available in any of our seven fabric base cloths (shown above). For more information on our different fabrics, click here.
Our designs include pareau prints inspired by the colorful hula costumes, scenic and tropical flowers, primitive tapa designs and humorous conversational prints.
Explore our designs. Imagine how you can use them.
Influenced by the rayon aloha shirts of the 1940s, made popular in such films as “From Here to Eternity,” we designed this print that we called Cliff Hanger. Shown below on pima cotton (in a close-up on the left, and the full fabric layout on the right), Cliff Hanger is available in three colorways.
Nothing says aloha more than a scenic print of Honolulu's famous Waikiki Beach. Our “Diamond Head Scenic” aloha shirt print fabric shown below combines that spectacular landmark with the swaying palms and the crashing waves at Waikiki Beach. We showcased it on a natural colored linen, with the organic beauty of this base cloth peeking through the design.
Traditional pareau prints are important to the Hawaiian culture. It's a popular apparel fashion motif used on hula outfits, aloha shirts, and for pareaus that are used as swim cover-ups. In addition, these designs are also popular in home furnishings. Below is a perfect example, a design we call Malia Hibiscus, shown in a beautiful periwinkle blue.
Get inspired by our entire collection.
Visit our Hawaiiana fabric store on Zazzle.com. And to add a touch of aloha to your home, we also offer placemats with coordinating napkins, serving trays, tiles and trivets, kitchen towels, fleece and woven throw blankets, mugs, plates, coolers, wall clocks, and yes, even tiki bar coasters too in our Hawaiian Home and Decor store.
In addition, you can see our Hawaiiana and surf-themed decorator pillows on our sister site, www.hawaiianpillows.com.