Founded in 2021, Alakoko is a community-based, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization focused on inspiring creativity, increasing accessibility of local products, and connecting community.
We are Kauai's House of Makers where you can support local artists and makers. Alakoko also assists with education and opportunities that strengthen Kaua'i small businesses. We believe stronger small businesses are key to a stronger community which provides higher quality of living for locals, better employment, and housing; all while keeping a more circular stream of wealth on island for our future generations.
Alakoko pays tribute to the hands that made the fishpond 600 years ago. Alakoko means “road of blood” and is the essence of the local entrepreneurs past and present who put their blood, sweat, and mana into creating something special.