Made In Maui County Festival

Frequently-Asked Questions

What is the Made in Maui County Marketplace (“The Marketplace”)?

The Marketplace is a project of the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) in cooperation with the County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the Maui Chamber of Commerce. This is not a shopping cart website, but rather it is an online directory of locally made product vendors that will feature a sampling of your products linking directly to your website.

Who can promote their business and products on the Made in Maui County Marketplace?

Businesses who have participated and/or who have been approved as a Made in Maui County Festival vendor are eligible to be included on The Marketplace. For details on becoming a Vendor, click here.

How can consumers benefit from The Marketplace?

Established in 2014, the annual Made in Maui County Festival was created to showcase Made in Maui County products; to help grow our island’s locally-owned, independent businesses; and to help strengthen our community by encouraging job creation and diversification of our economy. The event is presented by the County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the Maui Chamber of Commerce, with the support of numerous sponsors, donors and volunteers.

For a list of vendors participating in this year’s Made in Maui County Festival, click here.

How can The Marketplace assist commercial wholesalers and retailers?

The Marketplace serves as a one-stop, online resource for wholesale buyers, distributors, and retailers seeking made in Maui County products. Not only will you discover a wide array of Made in Maui County merchandise available, but this online resource provides the contact information you need to talk directly with these businesses.

What is considered a “Made in Maui County” product?

An item advertised as “Made in Maui County” must have at least 51% of its wholesale value added by manufacture, assembly, fabrication, or production within the state of Hawaii. Businesses must also be headquartered on the islands of Maui, Molokai or Lanai.

Why is buying local so important?

There are number of reasons to buy from locally-owned, independent businesses. Among these are: They keep money in our local economy, create local jobs, contribute to our community, support other local businesses, and fuel entrepreneurship. Click here to learn more on why our locally-owned businesses are worth every cent.

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