Visual Identity by Mimi Leung

Kalina Muli

Founder, Hoku Tonga

Community, culture and care are at the heart of Hoku Tonga, an emerging retail business from Shepparton-based Kalina Muli.

Away from her family in Tonga and extended community in New Zealand, Kalina's business was born from the need to access koloa (Tongan treasures) for her personal fatongia (responsibilities). Recognising there would be other community members in a similar situation, she began making and importing koloa and now also imports materials for the Tongan community to make their own.

Kalina is in the process of setting up an online store to retail her koloa across Australia and internationally.

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