LOCAL CLOTHING DESIGNER
7 North Market St., Wailuku
Maui Thing is the real thing. Another year older and wiser and we celebrate them with the Best Local Designer. The small retail shop located on Market Street in Wailuku is known for its organic feel-good designs done locally and its iconic octopus logo. Saedene Ota from Sae Design decided to to open the business, believing her Maui Thing brand would transcend the beach culture island wear with positive, environmentally friendly, earth-conscious designs. Their graphics driven silk-screened knits are sized for men, women and children and display messages like “stuck on good” in tanks, tees, dresses and hoodies.