a centralized online marketplace for Hawaiʻi's small businesses
It started with a bold idea
that grew into
The Pop-Up Mākeke is a centralized online marketplace that provided support for Hawai‘i’s small businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic. It made a notable difference in the state’s economy during the first two seasons and to date has put $2 million dollars into the pockets of hundreds of Hawai‘i-based artisans and small businesses.
In April 2020, the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) created the Pop-Up Mākeke when the pandemic forced the cancellation of community events and temporary shutdowns of many local brick-and-mortar stores. We knew that many of Hawaiʻi's vendors depended on events and craft fairs as their main source of income, so CNHA set forward to build a virtual hub for over 300 Hawai‘i small business owners, artisans, and vendors to reach sell to tens of thousands of customers.
With weekly live shows broadcasted on television and Facebook live, we showcased shared the talent and unique products from our vendors directly into the homes of families around the world.
Previously on Pop-Up Mākeke
generated in revenue for vendors
The Pop-Up Mākeke
empowers Hawaiʻi's small businesses and artisans.
As a community-based initiative, the Pop-Up Mākeke leverages the power of community to uplift our vendors.
Here is a message of mahalo from some of our past participating businesses.
Ready to join the Pop-Up Mākeke Community?
become a vendor
Applications are now open for Season 3! If you are a Hawaiʻi-based small business or artisan, click the button below to fill out our online application.
become a partner
The Pop-Up Mākeke is always interested in forming new partnerships with organizations that believe in its mission. Connect with us to learn how you can become part of our community.
Mahalo nui to our
Sponsors & Community Partners
The Pop-Up Mākeke is a community program managed by the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, a Hawaii-based 501c3 non-profit with a mission to enhance the cultural, economic, political, and community development of Native Hawaiians.