The Hawai‘i State Senate honored the winners of the United States Small Business Administration’s 2020 Small Business Awards on Thursday.
Five of the eight Hawai‘i awardees are women.
“The majority of today’s small business awardees are women entrepreneurs. Meanwhile, most of the state’s boards and commissions and private corporate boards remain male-dominated,” Sen. Roz Baker (D-South and West Maui) said in a press release.
Kailua-based wholesale beach bag and accessories retailer Tag Aloha, became Hawaii’s first local Fairtrade certified business earlier this year.
Tag Aloha secured its Fairtrade certification in the summer, following a thorough, six-month review of its supply chain to ensure its products are ethically sourced and produced by workers paid a fair wage.
Hawai‘i’s Only Fairtrade Certified Business Shares How Fairtrade Sourcing Captures the Spirit of Aloha
To celebrate Fair Trade Month, we asked the brands we work with to share what Fairtrade means to them in one word. Tag Aloha chose the word – Aloha. Here is a guest post on why Fairtrade is core to their culture and their business model.
A three-day festival featuring all things local is hitting the Blaisdell again! The Made in Hawaii Festival will be held Aug. 16-18 and will include local food, crafts, clothes, and more. One of the vendors will be Lana Penaroza from Tag Aloha Co. She joined Take2 with a sneak peek.