Joy to the Girl

Joy to the Girl
Image: ipo kahele

Sig Zane

Joy to the Girl / Give your lady a blouse or dress made by the artist Sig Zane, and you will gain lasting local cred. “Every single item is made on the Island [of Hawaii],” says manager Ipo Kahele. The indelible colors and thick, comfy cotton wear forever. Zane does woodblock-print-style motifs of local flora on solid backgrounds of teal, pistachio, purple, tomato, papaya (as in, papaya white ginger blossom) and more.

A soft, gauzy pareu our dear brother brought us from Hilo 20 years ago still looks and feels like new, in a charcoal/black that’s forever chic (check out this season’s charcoal Puu Lehua Ululani Dress). All these years, we used to think you had to go to Hilo to get a Sig Zane. Turns out, they have one terrific shopping website.

Tees start at $38, button blouses $55, dresses $85 and up. Sig Zane Designs, 122 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo, 808-935-7077; []