While pineapples are synonymous with Hawaii, they actually came from South America. Pineapples moved up the continent into Mexico and the West Indies, where Columbus found them in 1493. Exactly when the first pineapples arrived in Hawaii is not certain, but it’s probable that they came with the earliest European visitors to the Hawaiian Islands, as pineapples highly portable nature made them common shipboard for the prevention of scurvy. The early 1900s saw the commercialization and mass marketing of Hawaiian pineapple, making them not only accessible to Americans, but extremely popular. Named after ‘The People’s Prince,’ Prince Kuhio Farms jumped into pineapple farming in 1933, converting most of their Wahiawa sugarcane farmland into pineapple fields. The unintended side effect of growing pineapple in generational sugarcane fields was a golden, sweet fruit that was different from most other pineapple produced in the islands. While they weren’t as large or as well marketed as other brands, Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Pineapple found their audience in those who wanted real Hawaiian pineapple, but something a little more special.
Like all our designs, this one is treated with our signature ‘relic-ing’ process which includes our own secret recipe of hand-painted chipping, cracking, fading, and just the right touch of yellowing to ensure that it looks the part of a true vintage imprint.** We lay these works of art down on our premium cut and sew tote bags via state of the art direct to garment (DTG) printing which allows us to create a vintage effect that simply can’t be accomplished with other printing methods. This practical, high quality tote bag is available in three sizes, so it’s easy to find the perfect one for just about any need, whether it’s on the beach, on the town, or just another day in the office.
- 100% polyester body
- Boxed corners
- Reinforced handle stitching
- Black cotton handles
- Black interior lining
Our tote bags come in three convenient sizes ranging from 13″ to 18″ square.
All sizes are provided in inches!
**Due to the nature of the printing process and different sizes of bags offered, imprint position and scale may vary slightly from the product images, but we do our best to be as accurate as possible.