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Ed, The Organik

Ed Fernandez
Founder of Organik Clothing

Ed grew up on the beach surfing. He learned how to snowboard and eventually followed the snow year round. A need to change up his lifestyle landed him on the Big Island of Hawaii, where he recharged his batteries and returned to his childhood passion, surfing. He was inspired by the nature and people that surrounded him.

During the summer of 2007, while on a family vacation with his cousin and eventual co-founder Brian, an experienced graphic designer, Ed began to share his vision of the brand Organik. Ed, envisioned stylish clothing that featured original art and focused around organic and sustainable materials.

Upon returning to the Big Island, Ed and Brian immediately got to work. They test marketed their first series of prints at a local surf shop in Kona and created an instant following. Ed and Brian gained tremendous interest, while exhibiting their first collection at POOL tradeshow in Las Vegas Nevada. Eventually, Ed lucked out with Fred Segal landing an account with Whole Foods.

What started out as a vision has evolved into the reputable clothing brand that is truly Organik! A beach lifestyle clothing label sprouted in Hawaii and inspired by the love of nature that surrounds us. Organik clothing uses sustainable, organic cotton and recycled materials in our collection to preserve green and natural life.

Ed and his team have used The Box Jelly coworking space to prepare for the Interstyle Tradeshow in Japan as well as to deal with the day to day needs of running his own clothing label.

For more info, check out their website.

Ed has also just returned from his Sirens + Sailors tour of the East Coast. For more on that, check out his blog.

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HI Capacity | Honolulu Makerspace

HI Capacity is a community of creators. The organization focuses on bringing creative people together to engage in dynamic projects. Since its inception, amazing software has been produced within the group. HI Capacity is making waves in the tech community here in Hawai’i.

Inline with the original vision for the group, HI Capacity is partnering with The Box Jelly in search for a home. The dream is to build a makerspace where both tech and non-tech related projects will be perused by the members of HI Capacity’s community. The Box Jelly and HI Capacity are excited to be partnering together.

On Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10am to 1pm, there will be a HI Capacity programming breakfast meet at The Box Jelly. At these meets, sometimes there will be talks, other times there will be hacks. Members gather together for show and tell, talk shop and try to hack the coolest new software.

For more info, or just to check out what they’re up to, go to their website.

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Ignite Honolulu 1 Recap

Ignite Honolulu was created to be a social mixer for individuals on the island to meet and share common interests for projects, collaborative works, or just engage in conversation. The idea of running Ignite shows here came about when a small group of designers and developers realized there was a lack of communication between their two circles on the island. The dialog between developers and designers had to be improved in order to raise the potential of creative work coming from Hawai‘i! 

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Satsang Films at The Box Jelly

The Box Jelly was honored to provide the setting for an awesome filming session directed by Salina Storozuk of Satsang Films.  Salina and crew were in full force capturing the ambiance of TBJ and Fishcake for two dynamic scenes shot for her clients commercial.  One was all glitz and glamor while the other was shot with mad street appeal featuring graf art sprayed up on the white walls and running from five-0.

Post production bliss also landed at The Box Jelly, aka all day editing sessions by Salina and Editor, Robert Bates.  The hard hitting duo were a pleasant reminder as to why we opened our doors to welcome in creative types and those who are serious about GSD (getting *#@% done)!  I can see that the business of film making is worthy of all its glory.

A make- up artist with her things sprawled on the table while adding the finishing touches to an actress before she went on camera, film equipment stretched behind the scenes and ready for the next take, and Salina directing the crew into the midnight hour, wow, we at the TBJ totally dug it!

Thank you to Salina, Robert, the Satsang crew and fishcake for helping to make our new workspace such a dynamic environment to work the way you live.

 

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Hasan Scott | Team Box Jelly Profile

Hasan, also known as Hswag as the other members of The Box Jelly like to call him, is originally from Ithaca, New York. He migrated to Hawaii via Australia and Spain to attend Chaminade University for his Masters in Education, where he also attended the Hogan Entrepreneurial Program.

Hasan enjoys a great read by Paulo Coelho, Ian Flemming, or poems by Rumi. As Communitiy Currator for The Box Jelly he makes sure we are making a positive connection with our clients. Also, he picks out independent films for our movie nights. He loves movies so this responsibility is always a pleasure!

Last, his philosophy on life is to always dress the part and if you don’t like the script, change it!

Big shout out Mick Motor Photography

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