Model’s height in purple palaka: 5’2” and wears size Extra Small with Thalia bottoms
Model’s height in black palaka: 5’1” and wears size Extra Small with Thalia bottoms
This is made from Econyl.
Do Not Bleach. Cold Hand Wash Only. Rinse after each wear. Lay to dry out of direct sunlight. DO NOT: dry clean, machine wash, tumble dry or iron.
Originally used for the Hawaiian Plantation field workers in the 1900’s, the checkered-patterned thick cloth has become a staple and historic fabric to the Hawaiian culture. Changing the future of fashion, the palaka shirt became one of the first shirts to be worn untucked during high-fashion times.
Hawai’i is known for its laid-back, island vibe and Aloha shirts for casual Fridays aka “Aloha Fridays.” The palaka would unknowingly become the official shirt of the Hawaiian kingdom. Its appeal was beginning to be eclipsed by the aloha shirts interest to both tourists and locals both due to its fresh style as well as rayon being cooler than the thick draping of cotton from palaka.
“The sturdy, two-colored twill plaid, characterized the shirts of Hawai’i’s plantation workers during the 19th century. The design symbolizes the endurance + unity of the people who came across the Pacific to labor in the sugar and pineapple fields. Their cultures and families have woven together and bound our Islands with fundamental patterns of aloha.” -Booklines Hawai’i.
ECONYL® is made from recycled plastic bottles regenerated into nylon fibers. Recycled into brand new fabric that can be recycled and remade over + over again. Here at [KI•ELE] we love to participate in beach cleanups and helping the environment starting with our community in Hawaii. Our sustainable actions are paramount to helping the result of a better planet, not only for each other, but for the survival of sea and wildlife too.
We guarantee this [KI•ELE] swim piece is environmentally conscious, promoting sustainability and circularity through recyclable materials that would otherwise end up in our oceans or landfills. Here’s to a better future for you + our planet.
Sustainably made in Indonesia.
31 - 32 1/2"
31 1/2 - 33''
33 1/2 - 34''
34 1/2 - 36''
35 1/2 - 37"
23 - 24 1/2"
23 1/2 - 25''
25 1/2 - 26 1/2''
26 1/2 - 28''
27 -28 1/2"
24 - 25"
25 - 26''
27 - 28”
28 - 29”
29 - 30"
33 - 34"
34 - 35''
36 - 37”
37 - 38”
38 - 39"
Bust Measure the fullest part of your bust and make sure the measuring tape fits comfortably.
Waist Make sure the measuring tape fits comfortably around the narrowest part of your waist.
Hips Place the measuring tape below your waist and above your thigh. Make sure the tape fits comfortably around your body.