kya in the community / recycle / sustainability

KYA Wins RE-LEI Competition

All materials used for leis in the RE-LEI Competition had to be from post-consumer waste. The aim of the competition was to give members of the design community a chance to connect to the public and bring attention to supporting the Landscape Architecture Development Fund at UH Foundation. 

KYA Interior Design Technician Kara Toma won the overall competition. She created a beautiful ohia lehua haku lei out of electrical wire, plastic straws, paper beads made from old magazines and discarded textile bags. 


Our other KYA entry, submitted by Design Technician Ashley Kuwahara, was inspired by the Micronesian style ginger lei. It was made from sealed air packed pillows and wine corks.