Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
I created Aloha in the summer of 2018 as a statement to the people I love. Aloha Happy Wear is a new brand based on Hawaiian designs and inspired by the Hawaiian ho’oponopono philosophy. The aim of our t-shirts is to spend as much as possible happy moments with their owners and to share them. Aloha means more then just hello it is a statement of love and respect. So the first Aloha t-shirt you buy should always be one you offer to yourself as you are the first person you should love and respect. After that, you can offer Aloha t-shirts to the people you love… It’s all about spreading happiness.
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
The greatest response we had is that it was so unusual to sell many t-shirts in the winter because many people bought them as a Christmas present. It was a special way for them to say Aloha to someone they deeply care about. In our shop we sold on the same day a t-shirt to a 75-year-old woman and to a 6-year-old boy… that is the Aloha Spirit… there is no limit to spreading happiness.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
Always believe in your dreams, never settle and always shoot for the moon, the worst you’ll end up in the stars. Have a great plan A and no plan B because if you put energy in a plan B that means that you already allow your brain to consider plan A will not work.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
Aloha breaths with the energy of my loved ones. My wife and my kids love the brand and they are my greatest supporters and support. Aloha is for us a brand but also a state of mind. In a busy and pessimistic world, it is not always easy to be positive and to share good vibes. But it is a discipline we practice and spread.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
We bring a colorful and happy brand. All our clothing is signed “spreading happiness” as we believe it is a statement that, when you wear it obliges you to be positive. Aloha Happy Wear also reattributes 1 euro/t-shirt to the EPIC foundation. The EPIC Foundation helps underprivileged children all around the World and guarantees that 1 euro given directly goes to an ONG that helps children in the World.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
We live by many live values and we often share these values by sharing quotes on our social media. We live also by all the ancient Hawaiian values like ALOHA of course (the value of unconditional love), MAHALO (the value of thankfulness), OHANA (the circles of the loved ones), PONO (the value of integrity), KAKOU (the value of communication), LOKAHI (the value of Teamwork), HA’AHA’A (the value of humility), HO’OMAU (The value of perseverance).
How can our readers follow you on social media?
Our Aloha Friends can follow us mainly on our Instagram account and also on Facebook.