About The Program

Helping small makers and producers succeed is our jam.

Explore all the amazing products
made on Hawaiʻi Island!

Explore all the amazing products
lasercut formed fabricated sewn printed hammered ground squeezed built canned molded shaped painted welded pickled cast forged bottled fermented thrown baked rolled knit brewed stamped dyed milled carved chiseled etched woven spun blown farmed stitched sculpted on Hawaiʻi Island!

We're 55 members strong and counting.

Did you know?—There’s over two thousand locally owned maker-producer businesses on Hawaiʻi Island making everything from paddleboards to nut butters, ukuleles to vitamins, and boats to beer?

Producing things locally means more diverse, living-wage jobs, opportunities for local entrepreneurs, reduced environmental impact, and less reliance on foreign goods and tourism. A strong local economy means real prosperity and resiliency for our island and protecting Hawaiʻi’s sense of place for the future.  Nothing makes us prouder than saying, “this was made right here on the Big Island!”

Big Island Made is a membership-based marketing and business development program created in 2018 to support and promote Hawaiʻi Island makers, manufacturers, and producers.

Our Vision

We envision a connected, resilient island community, and a thriving local economy based on strong relationships, equitable opportunities, and doing business the pono way—with honesty, integrity, and positivity in mind.

Our Goals

  • Bring makers, retailers, and community partners together under one “digital roof” to build and advocate for a more resilient maker-producer economy on Hawaiʻi Island.

  • Provide Big Island Made members with access to non-cost-prohibitive marketing tools, business resources, as well as networking and sales opportunities to help them get started, grow, and succeed.

Join Today!

As a Hawaiʻi Island maker, it’s powerful to know you’re not in it alone—you’re part of a vibrant community that’s here to offer support! We’re looking for makers, retailers, partners, contract opportunities, and tools and resources to support local entrepreneurs. Click the button below to learn more about membership. Please contact us if you have any ideas, feedback, questions, or are interested in supporting us. Mahalo!