The Kaua‘i Made Program

Kaua‘i Made® is the official program of the County of Kaua‘i to identify and promote products made on Kaua‘i, by Kaua‘i people and are authentic to Kauaʻi.

Kauaʻi Made® is an initiative that was created by the Kaua‘i Office of Economic Development in 2005 to showcase the variety of local goods the garden isle produces. In order for a business to register their product through Kauaʻi Made®, they must themselves be a resident of and source most or all of their materials from the island.

Kaua‘i Made® showcases a range of products like Mailelani’s, which is famous for its manapua bag; RKL Ranch known for its locally sourced beef chips, Hanalei Spirits, a brand-new company that offers vodka, rum, and more.

How to Become a Member

1. GET YOUR PAPERWORK TOGETHER

Mail completed copies of these documents to the Office of Economic Development, 4444 Rice Street, Suite 200, Lihue, HI 96766

2. SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW

This is a talk story presenting your product

  • Inspiration
  • How you create
  • What you use

3. IF ACCEPTED

  • You are verified as a Kaua‘i Made product
  • Complete enrollment form
  • Pay your fees (annual: $50 for product, $75 for retail)

4. WHAT YOU GET AS A MEMBER

  • Access to the Kaua‘i Made website for your products
    • $15,000 of advertising yearly to push buyers to the website to find you
  • Use of the Kauaʻi Made logo
  • Access to Members Only Kaua‘i Made events
  • Annual Kauaʻi Made Shopping Guide Placement
    • 5,000 Distributed around the island each year
  • Featured in rotational Lihu‘e Airport Display
  • Periodic invites to resort group functions
  • Access to Kaua‘i Made Stickers, Tags… for cost
  • Office of Economic Development business watch and notification list for business education and support programs

QUESTIONS ABOUT BECOMING A MEMBER?

Call the Office of Economic Development at (808) 241-4946.