We are proud that our products are made in the USA, majority of them made in Hawaii, keeping jobs and opportunities close to home. We know that it is cheaper to manufacture products overseas, but our mission is to keep things as local as possible.
Screen printing process, California
Our Fish Flags started out in 1964 being completely hand-sewn by our founder, Dorsey Miller in Kailua-Kona. Eventually her flags became so desired that her production was being completely smothered by the demand. We needed an alternative and we began screen printing the fish images onto marine canvas.
Our screens are organized and stored in California
The flags continue to be screened in San Juan Capistrano, California. The raw, screened fabric is then sent to the Big Island where velcro is added and the flag is sewn into the finished product. We then package the flags, folding the flags in an origami-style that we have developed specifically for each flag. Lastly, we add a sturdy header card (also printed in the USA) and each flag is packaged individually and ready for sale.
Visiting our Face First Ohana in California.
Since branching out to create other products, we are also proud to say these are made in Hawaii.
Our pouches are sewn in collaboration with The Surf Couture on O'ahu and the lures attached here on the Big Island.
Our hats are designed and screened by a few different local companies and individuals including Gambill Studios, Havoc Unlimited and Hili Designs.
A sample Marlin Patch Hat is being sewn, Kailua-Kona.
We are currently working with local Hilo girl, Veronica Hill of Cherry Blossom Bottoms, to create a limited-edition swimwear line, launching in March. We appreciate that we can meet up face-to-face to talk about our ideas and go down to the beach together to test out the products.
Designing Sundot Swimwear with Vee Hill of CBB Hawaii, Hilo
As we continue to grow and expand, Sundot Marine will continue to strive to keep our products made in Hawaii and the USA. We will also continue to educate consumers about the importance of supporting local businesses as it in turn helps grow our communities.
We hope our customers appreciate our intentions and help us spread the word to support local.
Product testing Sundot Swim X CBB Hawaii, Keaukaha
x Sundot Marine