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    Born and raised in Hawaii, Nita learned how to sew from her mother in the sixth grade. From then on she began to sew all her own clothes and continued to create garments for her two sons Kaleo and Che and soon after grandchildren, Mehana, Kaula, Aukai and Nahi. Through her passion of photography working in a photo lab she decided to embark on her lifelong dream of becoming a fashion designer in 2008. Inspired by her visit to the Indigenous Women’s Conference in Aotearoa, she created Wahine Toa Designs translating to women worrior. Wahine Toa Designs now embodies our Polynesian culture and ancestry through handcrafted art printed on unique garments designed by Nita and the Pilago Ohana.