Special MauiTime Weekly News Quiz

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1. Last week, Pacific Biodiesel announced that it would be closing its Central Maui Landfill facility, which it’s operated for the last 20 years. What was the company’s reason, according to the Apr. 4 Pacific Business News? A. Compliance with County regulations required expensive upgrades and multiple permits B. The company always intended to close it at this time C. It’s more efficient to process biodiesel on the Big Island D. The … [Read more...]

MauiTime Exclusive Fashion Interview with Michele Joy Thornton of Rainbow Jo

Michele Joy Thornton, Owner & Designer Rainbow Jo  808 283 5473 rainbowjomaui@gmail.com   Website: www.rainbowjo.com   How many years experience in the industry? As I've been designing and wholesaling original artwork on clothing for over 27 years,  I believe I am the longest running Maui based clothing designer.   Please tell me about the textiles you use in your designs. Any specific fabrics and colors that you … [Read more...]

MauiTime Exclusive Fashion Interview with Joe Wilmot & Jody Curtin of Mahina

Joe Wilmot and Jody Curtin,  Co-Owners   Mahina 4057 L. Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina. 808-669-6068 1913 S. Kihei Rd, Kihei. 808-879-3453 23 Baldwin Ave, Paia. 808-579-9131 webmaster@shopmahina.com www.shopmahina.com Facebook: Mahina   How many years experience in the industry? Seven   How did you get your start in the Fashion Design and retail industry? When was this? Did you have any formal training? We just opened … [Read more...]

MauiTime Exclusive Fashion Interview with Lisa Agdeppa of Passion 4 Fashion Boutique

Lisa Agdeppa,  Manager  Passion 4 Fashion Boutique 335 Keawe St. #204, Lahaina, HI  96761 808-667-7432 info@passion4fashionboutique.com   Website:www.passion4fashionboutique.com Twitter:  @passion4fashbtq Facebook:   Passion 4 Fashion   How many years experience in the industry? 1 year   Did you have any formal training? No formal training.   What is your philosophy of design? “Our mission is to … [Read more...]

MauiTime Exclusive Fashion Interview with Larissa Williams of LeRu

Larissa Williams, Owner LeRu Atelier  505 Front St, Ste #203, Lahaina HI 808-661-2741   Website: www.loveleru.com Facebook: LeRu Atelier   How many years experience in the fashion industry? 13   How did you get your start in the Fashion Design and/or retail industry? I studied fashion at Columbia College Chicago. Moved to L.A. shortly after and started making small one of a kind collections for small boutiques … [Read more...]

MauiTime Exclusive Fashion Interview with Jonnalynn Lyons of Paia Mercantile Lahaina

  Jonnalynn Lyons, Operations Store Manager  Paia Mercantile Lahaina Gateway Center, Ste. 205, 335 Keawe St. Lahaina, HI. 96761 808-661-1001   Twitter: @PaiaMercantile Facebook: Paia Mercantile Lahaina, Paia Mercantile Paia   How many years experience in the industry? 12+ years altogether in Retail Industry...   How did you get your start in the Fashion Design and/or retail industry? When was this? Did you have any … [Read more...]

2013 MauiTime Gift Guide

By Jen Russo and Sarah Gerlach By now, we’re all much too familiar with the horror stories of Christmas shopping. Big Box retailers here and on the Mainland are cramped, frantic places even with the holiday pressure. Why do we put up with endless lines in parking lots and checkstands, to say nothing of aisles and aisles filled with junk made largely by poor people thousands of miles away working for giant multinational corporations that are only … [Read more...]

Arm Candy-Maui Bracelets and Watches are great gifts

Fashion's best wrist embellishments come in many forms and wrap up nicely. The African carved recycled PVC from Pearl are uber cool. Field someone's need for bling at Passion for Fashion where their tons of ornate bracelets could be just the showstopper she’s looking for. Pearl, 71 Baldwin Ave., Paia; 808-579-8899 Passion For Fashion, 335 Keawe St., Lahaina; 808-667-7432 … [Read more...]

Inspired Art: Give the unique gift of a piece of art

The most unique gift you can offer a friend is a piece of original art. Head to galleries or art fairs for individual, hand-made works that will speak volumes and last a lifetime. Or just contact the artist directly, like MauiTime’s own Ron Pitts. Garth Marriott original art–Maui Hands, 612 Front St., Lahaina Lahaina Art Society Fine Art Fair, Dec 14 & 15 and Dec 28 & 29 under the Banyan Tree Ron Pitts–Flyrig@gmail.com … [Read more...]

Ladies Wear – The original gift of Maui Designed Clothing

Get the ladies the latest looks by local designers. Maui Thing is on top of it with their Aloha tees and ingenious tanks and dresses that come in styles perfect for all ages–on Maui and off. Handmade digs by more than a few Maui creators can be found at Wings Hawaii. Westside couture by LeRu features the designer's eclectic combination of reclaimed, Boho and rock and roll. MauiThing, 7 N. Market St., Wailuku; 808-249-0215 Wings, 69 Hana Hwy., … [Read more...]