The Hawaiian people take great pride in their bond with nature and in fact label themselves as children of the land. One of the tenants of the Hawaiian culture is to show respect and care for the land.
Their relationship with their land has stood firm for thousands of years, letting nature provide food, housing, clothing, their tools and even their musical instruments. They then were responsible for protecting and conserving the environment and its many resources by using sustainable practices.
Using these resources, they have created Waiakea Water, which is among the most awarded bottled water in the United States. They have shown a 5,000 percent growth since it was launched in 2012. In the past year alone they have added their product to almost 2,000 stores in 30 U.S states. The brand was founded on a triple bottom line platform which is focused on sustainability, health, and charitable initiatives. They now, to meet the growing need and the international demand, are building a new manufacturing facility in Hawaii.
Founder, Ryan Emmons is very proud of this company and their growth. They have in the space of a year gone from selling a couple thousand cases of Waiakea to more than 120,000 cases. Along with this, they have donated 500 million liters of clean water to underserved communities in Africa. Learn more about Waiakea Water: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/waiakea-brings-clean-water-to-six-communities-in-rural-malawi-this-year-300311312.html
Forbes also reported that Waiakea water is in a partnership with Pump Aid and they donate 650 liters of clean Waiakea spring water for every liter that they sell. Waiakea is a naturally alkaline, electrolyte packed, mineral-rich product and its source is one of the purest locations on earth and it is packaged in entirely recycled bottles.
Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water is filtered through thousands of feet of porous volcanic rock in the Mauna Loa volcano located on the Big Island which creates one of the most natural and delicious waters in the world.
According to Specialty Food, Waiakea Water has won six very prestigious awards as leaders in the beverage market for its taste, design, and their innovation. They won the National Restaurant Associations Food and Beverage Innovation Award in 2015, World Beverage Innovation Award Finalist for Best Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative and Best Packaged Water, and the Most Innovative Food Product from Good Morning America.
Mr. Emmons said that it was hard for him to think that access to clean water for many is a total luxury. In their partnership with Pump Aid the consumers have helped the children of many areas to have healthy lives and therefore fewer preventable water-borne illnesses. In short, it has given many families a life changing gift.