KEKOA (pronounced Keh-KO-Ah) translates into many meanings in Hawaiian, among them are the brave, the fearless, the bold.
We're a lifestyle brand and a community of dreamers, guided by our passion to use business as a vehicle for doing good across the globe.
Kekoa Collective was founded in 2009 by two friends that love to surf and train Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. They both had the same big dream – create a new conscious model for business, one focused on doing good and spreading aloha.
The company’s missions started with a simple question: how can our business help change the world and also be the role model for new businesses? We want to replace the current way with a balanced-conscious model: for-profit, for-humanity, and for-community. We believe in this mission so much that we wrote into the bylaws of our company – no one can earn more than 12 times the lowest hourly wage earner in the United States, no matter how large the company grows.
We relaunched the brand in 2016 and have been steadily growing: our sales doubled between the first and second year and are projected to do so again for 2019; the Grand Opening for our Japan Headquarters and Asia distribution commences June 23, 2019; and our 501(c)(3) non-profit Kekoa Foundation has been filed and accepted and we are excited to grow our philanthropic pursuits.
“Mindful Living” is our vision. Our guiding philosophy is kindness.
We value transparency, authenticity and will share our successes and even failures along the journey. We believe the formula for our success comes from your support, your feedback and your help in building mindful communities across the globe. We value it, and we are grateful that you are beside us along this journey.