Lei stands see sales wilt - Hawaii News

There are 27 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Jun 14, 2009, titled Lei stands see sales wilt - Hawaii News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

LIHUE, Kauai>> Lei shop owners fear that more people are buying the Hawaiian wreaths at discount chain stores as the economy slumps.

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Since: Oct 07

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#21 Jun 15, 2009
omg wrote:
They want the locals to buy their leis, but they get their flowers from Thailand...They do not support the local farmers, so why should we support them.
We buy from local farmers too, but because of the weather and the VOG flowers are in short supply try finding an illima lei during may day good luck, I am talking about the real illima, Tuberose fields were three feet under water. So please take your B.S. and save it for yourself. We do support our local farmers what little there is left.

“Hawai'i loa kulike 'oukou.”

Since: Feb 09

London, Na mokupuni Beretannia

#22 Jun 15, 2009
Does anybody know what do you call flowers between a persons nose and their chin? Answer: Two lips [Tulips]...Haw-Haw.
omg

Kailua Kona, HI

#23 Jun 15, 2009
Ryansistah74 wrote:
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We buy from local farmers too, but because of the weather and the VOG flowers are in short supply try finding an illima lei during may day good luck, I am talking about the real illima, Tuberose fields were three feet under water. So please take your B.S. and save it for yourself. We do support our local farmers what little there is left.
I am not talking BS...I am stating the facts...most of the orchids and also tuberose and carnations come from Thailand...and becaue of your little brain, I apologize, I should have been more literal...I am from the Big Island where some of the most beautiful orchids are grown, all I am saying is that we need to support are local farmers first. That is why I shop at the farmer's market for fresh local vegetables, fruits, etc. if I see boxes with mainland logos under their tent and I ask if it was shipped in, if so I move on. So I am not just talking out of one side of the mouth. And to set you straight...I manage, not own, 4 lei stands at an airport, so I know for a fact where our flowers come from.
Spanglish

San Dimas, CA

#24 Jun 15, 2009
Lacey Cardinale wrote:
It's weird that some people think it matters about the quality of a lei when it's only going to be mashed in a couple foot high stack around somebodys sweaty neck; for about an hour, never to be seen again alive. Get real people- I've been laughing about the finicky hoo ha and conspicuous consumerism of leis for years. At all kinds of events I went to they ended up in a dead pile on a chair five minutes after the last flash bulb popped? You mean somebody has launched a marketing push for leis on the mainland? Wow, Brilliant a whole new fad to exploit.
You don't understand the meaning of giving and receiving a lei. So until you do, don't trouble yourself with giving (or--gasp--buying!!) a lei, and don't be surprised if people never give you another. Not a ti, plumeria, paper-straw, origami, ribbon, ginger, orchid, pikake, puakenikeni, haku, etc All so beautiful and given with aloha. Auwe...no leis for you!!
aaliyah

Kailua Kona, HI

#25 Jun 15, 2009
No leis for Lacey Cardinale! LOL
alice

Los Altos, CA

#26 Jun 15, 2009
leis are so unwelcome and bad for the environment
omg

Kailua Kona, HI

#27 Jun 15, 2009
Ryansistah74 wrote:
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We buy from local farmers too, but because of the weather and the VOG flowers are in short supply try finding an illima lei during may day good luck, I am talking about the real illima, Tuberose fields were three feet under water. So please take your B.S. and save it for yourself. We do support our local farmers what little there is left.
Oh and for May Day...I used the plumerias from my own backyard...no ilima flowers(?) or tuberose (?), use what you have, plumerias are abundant and the fragrance, which you cannot get from ilima is wonderful. If what you want is in short supply, leave it, let it replenish itself, use what you have and feel blessed.

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