Lei Kūpeʻe Unisex Tee
Lei Kūpeʻe Unisex Tee
Lei Kūpeʻe Unisex Tee
Lei Kūpeʻe Unisex Tee

Lei Kūpeʻe Unisex Tee

Regular price $40.00 Sale price $20.00

Eia kekahi moʻolelo e pili ana i kuʻu lei kūpeʻe. From gathering and drying to drilling and stringing, making a lei kūpeʻe is a long and arduous task. Similarly, an immense amount of creativity went into the design and detail of this shirt - beginning with 100% airlume combed and ring-spun cotton and finished with premium reflective ink printed in Kāneʻohe, this shirt promises a unique style and feel. The design on the chest mimics a lei kūpeʻe long enough to wrap twice around. The phrase on the shirt, Stand in the Night, is inspired by the ʻōlelo noʻeau, “Kū i ka pō, peʻe i ka lā,” meaning, “Stand in the night, hide during the day.” This Hawaiian proverb describes the nocturnal nature of the shells, hence the name, Kūpeʻe, which are found when the tide pulls back revealing these ocean gems grazing on rocks. If you’re lucky, you’ll see a shimmer reflect off the glossy shells like stars in the night sky. The same will happen when you shine a light on the reflective print of this tee. Hide in the subtlety of the design and stand proudly in the night.

- Nā Kāne a Leihekili