#marumarukinetingsFAQs number 2....”Who is MaruMaru Hawaii?"
We are two sisters born and raised in the small town of Hilo, Hawaii. This pic was from 2014 when we just happened to be pregnant at the same time. Tania's on the left and Kara's on the right. And yes, we know we must have looked like a waddling comedy show when we were together. And no, we didn't plan the matching outfits in this pic (or the matching pregnancies!), but somehow we did manage to give birth only two days apart.😆
Having our own store has always been a daydream for us. A long time ago, before Facebook, Instagram, Etsy and Pinterest, we started making jewelry for fun. We sold our necklaces, earrings and bracelets at craft fairs, and although it sold well, being on different islands at the time made it difficult to keep the momentum going. Tania was in Honolulu working in the advertising/communications industry, while Kara was in Hilo working as an elementary school teacher.❤️
Tania eventually made the move back home to Hilo, we both got married, started our families, and were lucky enough to experience motherhood together. As new mommies we were always looking for fun tees for our kids to wear. We quickly realized that there wasn't a whole lot of cute "Hilo" stuff out there, so we decided to start making our own keiki tees for fun!🙌🏼 So after months and months of researching brands, colors, websites, the baby market, shipping, vendors and production costs....on November 2, 2015, MaruMaru Hawaii was finally “born” and our online shop was officially open!🤞🏼
#Funfact....looking back, we really must have been small kine crazy (probably delirious from all the lack of sleep)!🤣 (SWIPE!) Four days after we launched, we unexpectedly did our first pop-up at @cribhawaii because Sesha awesomely invited us to join her on “B+W Nite” in downtown Hilo!🙌🏼 Then the day after we celebrated Mia’s 1st birthday....and a week after that we had Kai’s (humongous) 1st birthday party! OMG!😳🤣 •
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