Anna Kahalekulu is the mind and hands behind Kūlua. She is a skilled seamstress, patternmaker, and designer. She earned a degree in - and is a former lecturer of - UH Maui College's Fashion Technology program and holds a degree in business from CU Boulder. Kūlua was founded to fulfill her vision of an environmentally responsible fashion line that incorporates old concepts within Hawaiian culture, her heritage and values as a young Hawaiian woman. It is design that is as good as possible for the 'aina that inspires it. The Kūlua label is comprised of small batch ready to wear resort collections, custom special occasion wear, and a line for keiki.
photo by Undressed Moments