Hawaii Business Magazine - The Best of Small Business 2020

Hawaii Business Magazine - The Best of Small Business 2020

May 3 2020
Young Entrepreneur of the Year:Alana Penaroza Tag Aloha Co.Sponsor: Emily Latimer, Loihi Cons...
Senate Recognizes Women of Small Businesses

Senate Recognizes Women of Small Businesses

March 12 2020

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.

Honolulu Magazine - Our 5 Fave Tag Aloha Co. Bags for Sustainable Style

Honolulu Magazine - Our 5 Fave Tag Aloha Co. Bags for Sustainable Style

March 12 2020
In the world of affordable fashion, Tag Aloha Co. is a gamechanger. Founded just seven years ago, the local brand—which last year became Hawai‘i’s first Fairtrade-certified business—is now sold in stores across the state, including an exclusive line just for Whole Foods Hawai‘i. Each accessory features an Island-inspired design and is made from sustainably sourced 100% organic cotton that supports Fairtrade, real families and the reduction of plastic in our environment. The best part? A portion of Tag Aloha’s profits is donated to the Surfrider Foundation to help protect Hawai‘i’s oceans and beaches. Here’s our list of the five Tag Aloha bags we need in our lives, stat.
Pacific Business News - Women who Mean Business Honorees 2020

Pacific Business News - Women who Mean Business Honorees 2020

March 8 2020
Last year, we became Hawaii’s first Fairtrade Certified company and started a giveback program to donate a portion of sales to the Surfrider Foundation. This year, we’ll continue to give back to the Surfrider Foundation and also support AccesSurf. Creating a business model that lets us give back to worthy causes and protect the places we love is the most fulfilling part of my business and career.
BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR - SMALL BUSINESS

BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR - SMALL BUSINESS

November 13 2019
"There has been lots of trial and error along the way, but through continuing hard work and dedication, we have been able to grow a successful company with a loyal customer base and consistent growth over the years. Over the last year, we have doubled our staff, diversified and expanded to 11 new local retailers, introduced products into three new markets outside of Hawaii, and developed a community giveback program supporting our ocean and coastlines."
Tag Aloha becomes Hawaii's first local Fairtrade certified business

Tag Aloha becomes Hawaii's first local Fairtrade certified business

November 13 2019
By   – Reporter, Pacific Business News

 

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

October 19 2019
Honolulu, HITag Aloha, Hawai‘i’s only local, Fairtrade certified business, is featured among top Fairtrade businesses from across the country in recognition of October as Fairtrade Month. Tag Aloha secured its Fairtrade certification earlier this year, following a thorough review of its supply chain to ensure its products are ethically sourced and produced by workers paid a fair wage. In a blog post published by Fairtrade America, the Kailua-founded company shared how the word “Aloha” inspires its advocacy for Fairtrade business worldwide:

Fairtrade In One Word: Aloha

October 15 2019

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.

Made in Hawaii Festival to Include Bags by Tag Aloha Co.

Made in Hawaii Festival to Include Bags by Tag Aloha Co.

September 19 2019

https://www.khon2.com/wake-up-2day/made-in-hawaii-festival-to-include-bags-by-tag-aloha/

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.