Frequently Asked Questions

Do you do custom orders?
Yes, please send me an email via the Contact page and let's see what I can create for you.
I have fabric I want to use for my custom order.
No problem. Ship the fabric to me (I'm in San Diego) and I will reduce the final price a bit. You pay to ship the fabric to me. The amount of fabric I need from you depends on what item you are ordering.
How long does it take to receive my order?
Custom orders take about 2 weeks to complete plus shipping time (usually 3-5 days).
What does it cost for shipping?
I charge you what the post office charges me. This is based on distance and weight and size. Most items ship for $5-$10.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes. I charge you what the post office charges me. This is based on distance and weight and size and destination country.
Can I track my order once it has been shipped?
Yes. I will send you the tracking number once it has been shipped.
Do you make paddle bags for outrigger steering blades?
Yes. Please specify that you want a steering paddle bag in the form on the Paddle Bag page.
Do you offer embroidery?
Yes. Embroidery (4-5 inches wide) is available for $12 per item. Currently, I am limited to letters (no logos or pictures).
Where are the products made?
All of my products are Made in the U.S.A. (at my home).
Can Aloha Designs be a vendor at my concert/performance/fair?
Yes. Please contact me with the details.
Can I send you a picture of me and my Aloha Designs product?
Yes please! I appreciate customer images and they will be put on my Gallery with your permission. I also love testimonials.
Are your products sold in a store?
My paddle bags are proudly carried at West Coast Paddle Sports in San Diego.
What does Kealaakamai mean?
Ke ala = the path; akamai = smart. My Hawaiian name was given to me by my kumu hula.
Are you in Hawai'i?
I'm a native San Diegan who is Hawaiian at heart. Read more on the About page.
Who designed your website?
My wonderful and talented husband runs his own graphic design company, ClarkeDesign.
Did he design your logo too?
Yup. I told you he's talented.