Honu means Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle.
The Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle is the only indigenous reptile found in Hawaii, but for Hawaiians, the Honu is a symbol of good luck and wisdom in the form of a guardian spirit.
My parents went to Hawaii earlier this year on vacation. While visiting the island my mom came across a vintage Hawaiian fabric store. She brought me back all of the Hawaiian fabrics you see in the collection below! We decided that a portion of each sale made from this collection would be donated to The Pacific Whale Foundation.
The Pacific Whale Foundation’s mission is to protect the ocean through science and advocacy, as well as inspiring environmental stewardship. They accomplish this through ongoing research, education, and conservation programs. Their vision is to be the peoples’ environmental organization dedicated to protecting the world’s whales, dolphins and other marine animals (such as the Honu) living wild in their natural habitat. They believe that it is essential to involve the public in that mission. They also encourage people to become a part of the global community that cares about the future of our oceans and marine wildlife.
So, while making this summery line of pouches I wanted to do something meaningful with the photos! I asked local women to be a part of a body positivity photoshoot. Summer is a vulnerable time for a lot of people. I wanted to make a statement that all bodies are beautiful and worthy of love. Learn more in my blog!
If you feel like I do, then tag your photos with #EveryBodyIsASwimsuitBody — I would love to hear your thoughts and see your pictures!