Sig Zane Designs
There is something in every shirt that has a story. Sometimes it’s subliminal; sometimes it’s totally unseen. I’d like to think that’s the magic of it, that our experiences are part of that canvas, that shirt.
About the Entrepreneur
Accomplished hula dancer, surfer, fisherman, and artist Sig Zane and wife,
Nalani Kanakaole, opened the doors to Sig Zane Designs in Hilo, Hawaii in 1985. Their mission was to educate and share what they knew about their culture. Today, Sig, Nalani, and their son Kuhao continue their stories with every design and performance.
Their world-renowned apparel collection and design collaborations are all deeply rooted in a foundational relationship between nature, culture, dance and ritual. To Sig, the energy of Hawaii feeds his spirit. He is the steward of the knowledge of his elders and his art is a tangible, visual form of their stories.