Hawaii Flora + Fauna
Lauren Shearer '08, Ownerhawaiiflorafauna.com
Bespoke Lei, Workshops, Events, and Botanical Artistry
Flora & Fauna grew from a lifelong hobby and passion of owner, Lauren Shearer. Born and raised in Maui, she grew up surrounded by Hawaii’s floral backdrop and rich culture, practicing the tradition of lei making.
However, once she realized that almost all flowers, plants, and animals that surround us can be used to make lei, she began to experiment and has not stopped. By moving beyond the comfort zone of standard lei flowers, she has discovered a process that both pays homage to tradition of the craft and also creates a modern vision for lei.
Lauren’s mission is to create awareness of the natural world around us, wherever we go. This has led to the creation of a custom lei making business, in which she draws inspiration from surrounding flora and fauna in all stages of development to create wearable art.