I'm Kelly Kakalia. With my husband Andrew and our boys Cliffy and Eli we are Hoa Kai; a family owned and operated business based in Kauai, Hawai'i. As a family of four including 2 young boys, a lifeguard and a working mom life is exciting! Spending the majority of our free time on Kauai's beautiful beaches we were constantly washing and drying tons of towels. Sick of moldy, sand infested, washing machine space wasters, and slow drying towels we did our research. We knew there was something out there that had to be better than this and we found it! The Turkish towel! Now we carry just one beach bag for all four of us because the towels are so light weight, easily dust off the sand, We just dry ourselves off, hang the towels in the sun for a few minutes to dry and pack them back up.
The research didn't stop there though. We needed the "best of the best" Turkish towels and we wanted all of our friends and family to know about them. We learned that Turkish towels have been around for centuries, and very skilled craftsman are raising cotton and hand-looming these beautiful pieces in Southeast Turkey, or so that's what we thought.
Unfortunately most of the Turkish towels sold today are mass-produced by big manufacturing companies. These mass-produced towels while still nice but are not near the quality of our hand-loomed luxurious towels we are offering. Because of this hundreds, maybe thousands of weavers have been put into poverty. Selling these huge quantities of towels at a lower cost put families out of business and out of work.
So Hoa Kai was born! We are committed to supporting families we have thankfully found in a small village in Southeast Turkey near the Syrian border who are incredible weavers, and have quality that no computer controlled loom can copy. We are grateful for these families who have stood up against the hard times and have not given up. We are also grateful for our customers who literally put food on these people's tables simply by using Hoa Kai products. Talk about a win-win proposition!
Mahalo for your support and God Bless,