Ka Hui (The Company)
Koa Kards was formed in 1996 with the idea that you don’t have to pay outrageous prices to get something made of Hawaiian Koa wood. Our saying at Koa Kards is:
Don’t just own something made in Hawai’i, own something that is Hawai’i.”
Ka Huahana (The Product)
Our current product line includes Hawaiian Koa Postcards, Hawaiian Koa Māka puke (Bookmarks), Hawaiian Koa Mākēneki (Magnets), Hawaiian Koa Folded Note Cards, Hawaiian Koa Wehi (Ornaments), Hawaiian Koa Decoratives, Hawaiian Koa Nane (Puzzles), Hawaiian Koa Pāpale (Hats), and Hawaiian Koa Kulapepeiao (Earrings).
Ke Ka’ina Hana (The Process)
Koa wood is peeled to a 1/200″ thick veneer and two pieces are fused together which produces what is called “micro-veneer.”
Ka Lā’au (The Wood)
Koa (Acacia Koa) is the second most plentiful tree in Hawai’i. It is highly prized and endemic to Hawai’i. The people of Hawai’i used and continue to use Koa wood to build wa’a (canoes), hale (houses), hoe (paddles), papa he’e nalu (surfboards), ihe (spears) and mea hana (tools). Currently, the only place in the world where Koa wood is harvested is on the summits of Hawai’i Island.