【PALAKA (pah-lah-kah)】
is one of the traditional fabrics widely used in Hawaii in the late 19th century. The fabric was imported from Britain and originally used for sailor uniforms. It spread as a durable fabric with good ventilation suitable for immigrant workwear. In Hawaii, colorful red and blue check patterned fabric came to be called PALAKA, Because of its strength and breathability of the fabric, it has been loved by many
of the locals here in Hawaii, which became the staple fabric here, till this day.
Wearing palaka shows that you respect & appreciate the Hawaiian workers and the Kama’aina style.For tourists, products made from traditional Hawaiian fabrics like PALAKA are attractive souvenirs that become special items to look back on
memories after returning home.