About Us

Mahina Made is a Hawai'i based small business owned by a Native Hawaiian family.  We started our business in 2017 with the mission to perpetuate the Hawaiian culture through our products and to normalize our language into everyday items.  All our products are designed in Hawai'i and incorporate the art of many local artists.  We do our best to ensure that all our products are made using ethical and sustainable practices.  

 

Kailee Freitas is the mastermind behind Mahina Made.  She is not an entrepreneur or business woman by trade.  She graduated from Kamehameha Schools and immediately pursued her teaching degree - she had wanted to be a teacher for as long as she could remember.  After graduating from college, she began teaching in a local public elementary school on O'ahu and never considered any other career.  However, in 2017, God planted the seed of pursuing other passions and Mahina Made was born.  Now that Kailee is also a mother of two young boys, she feels the desire to do what she can to teach her children the language, principles, and values of the Hawaiian culture and is hopeful that Mahina Made will allow other families to do the same.  

E mau ka 'ōlelo o ka 'āina, ka 'ōlelo Hawai'i.