MEET THE FOUNDERS
Melissa May White and Toby Portner co-founded HIFI in 2006 as a grassroots effort to build community, connect with opportunity, and provide resources to Hawaii’s fledgling fashion industry. With backgrounds in urban planning and public health, respectively, the two set out to pursue a common passion and interest in fashion. Over more than ten years, HIFI created initiatives and community partnerships that resulted in over 100 events and a network of more than 5,000 fashion professionals and enthusiasts in Hawaii and beyond.
Find many of our friends and partners listed on the home page.
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