The Aloha State of Mind
Spreading aloha with every step. That's our mission, and it's one we take very seriously. We feel fortunate to live and work here in Hawaii, and we want to share this carefree vibe with everyone who visits our stores! Whether it’s a pair of Hawaii-themed slippers or a locally-designed tank top, we want to help you find your aloha.
Island Sole was born in Hawaii to provide quality, casual footwear for all occasions and for all people. From the start, we set out to be more than just a footwear store. We wanted to be a place where you could pull up a chair and feel welcomed, as if you were amongst ‘ohana; a place where you could leave your worries at the door and experience firsthand what the Aloha Spirit means to us.
It's more than just a behavior. It's a state of mind.
What's up with the Goose?
The Nene Goose is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. It’s considered to be the rarest goose in the world, and is the official state bird of Hawaii. Rescued from the brink of extinction by a long-running conservation program, the Nene is protected within national parks on both Hawaii and Maui islands. Although not completely self-sustaining, the Nene Goose nevertheless represents a major conservation success story here in the islands.
Our goal is to support this incredible species by creating awareness and sharing its remarkable story. As stewards of the land, we believe it is our kuleana (responsibility) to do our part to protect this endangered species. We can all make a difference if we tread lightly & spread aloha with every step.
our COMPANY roots
Our company's roots go back to 1986 when our sister company, Pictures Plus, first began selling artwork at the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet. A few years later, we began manufacturing our own picture frames locally on Oahu. We continued to invest in state-of-the-art machinery that increased our manufacturing capabilities, including CNC machines, edgebanders and dye sublimation presses.
In 2014, we began printing on metal, wood and other surfaces through a process we coined "Colorfuse." As our abilities grew, so too did our desire to create products that represent the spirit of the islands.
MADE IN HAWAII
In 2016, we opened Island Art and Sole, our first store consisting entirely of products that we designed and made right here in Hawaii. From wood coasters and postcards to locally designed bags and our best-selling Longboard Letters, we are proud to offer an authentic piece of Hawaii to everyone who visits our stores.
Along with our parent company, The Art Source, Inc., we are committed to supporting local artists. We proudly feature their designs, photography and art throughout our stores, and particularly at our new International Market Place location. To see our entire collection of unique printed products and locally-made decor, visit our Island Art & Sole website here.