Thalia Capos was founded when Thalia dreamed of making a capo that would complement the Hawaiian Koa in the Taylor Guitar held by Taylor Swift on the cover of Rolling Stone.
Not only that but Hawaiian Koa has always "secretly" been my favorite tonewood. It is a very diverse wood that can range from golden yellow to dark chocolate in color. It can also get so figured, curly and beautiful that it can force you to drop your jaw to the floor. I fell in love with Koa the first time I went to Hawaii and have been obsessed with it ever since.
Now what I also really love about Hawaiian Koa is that it can be sustainably grown and there are a multitude of projects well underway in Hawaii to reforest the islands with the this amazing tonewood.
We have recently embarked on an exciting new plan that we will be explaining in more detail over the coming months. But here is what I can tell you now about what we have planned...
All Hawaiian Koa products made by Thalia now come with our Hawaiian Koa Reforestation Commitment. $5 from the sale of each Capo or Phone Case goes directly towards planting and maintaining new Koa trees in Hawaii.
While all of the woods and shell on our site are sourced from ethical vendors who have sustainability policies in place, with Hawaiian Koa we are going a step further. For Hawaiian Koa we will directly source our wood in Hawaii, ensuring chain of custody of the salvaged logs. These logs will then be sliced into veneer per our specifications. Next, we will be actively involved in the planting and maintaining of new royal koa trees in Hawaii on the same islands where our wood originates.
Here is the new AAA Curly Hawaiian Koa in our new products.
We are asking for your support going forward by purchasing our Hawaiian Koa products and supporting us in our mission as we unfold elements of our plans over the coming months.
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