Did you know?—There’s more than two thousand locally owned maker-producer businesses on Hawaiʻi Island making everything from paddleboards to nut butters, ukuleles to vitamins, and boats to beer?
Explore the amazing variety of quality products crafted with aloha on Hawaiʻi Island!
Who We Are
Big Island Made is a membership-based marketing and business development program created in 2018 to support and promote Hawaiʻi Island makers, producers, and retailers of local products. You can learn more about our co-founders and our team by clicking here.
What We Do
Our main goal is to bring makers, retailers, partners, and sponsors together under one “digital roof” to bring more visibility to locally made products and to advocate for a more resilient maker-producer economy on Hawaiʻi Island.
We also strive to provide our 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.
Why We Do It
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 resilience 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!”
In addition to benefits and programs provided exclusively to our members, we currently offer paid advertising and promotional services for Sponsors as well as economical Social Media Management solutions (coming soon) for Hawaiʻi Island makers, producers, or retailers of local products.
If you are posting in Instagram or Facebook, don’t forget to tag @bigisland.made in your post!
Along with your own, here are 20 hashtags you can use:
#craftedwithaloha #bigislandmade #aloha #bigisland #hawaiiisland #madeonhawaiiisland #madeonthebigisland #madeinhawaii #hawaiimade #hawaii #hilo #kona #kau #hamakua #kohala #puna #hawaiistagram #smallbusinesshawaii #buylocalhawaii
For public-facing print and digital media communications, please select from our official logos shown below. In a browser, click any logo. When it pops up, right-click it and select “Save Image As” to download. Images are .png format with transparent edges.
We help our members, partners, and paid sponsors get more visibility online by creating high-quality, maker-focused content for our website and social media accounts.
INSTAGRAM AUDIENCE—3,200 Followers
as of May 15th, 2021
Ages 25-54 | 75% Women
Hilo (28%) | Honolulu (23%) | Kailua-Kona (16%)
HI (44%) | CA (16%) | WA (4%) | CO (2%) | NY (2%)