In this article, we feature Grace Fitzgerald who started her own macrame business, Woven Aloha!
By Grace Fitzgerald '23 | October 9, 2020
My name is Grace Fitzgerald and I am the founder of a macrame business called Woven Aloha! I am 15 years old and I live in Kaneohe with my sister, my mom, my dad, and my havanese dog. My favorite things to do are surf, hang out with friends, and listen to and play music. Over quarantine, I have been surfing and going to the beach a lot, which is great. I love living in Hawaii so much and definitely want to come back when I am older. Another quarantine activity of mine is making and selling my macrame!
I learned how to make macrame about a year ago, just out of interest. I learned about the different knots on Youtube. Eventually, I could look at a picture and make one without help. I realized that making macrame is very fun and relaxing! I didn't think to make a business out of it until I was bored at home when Corona started. This was when I made my instagram business “woven_aloha.”
In my business, I create all things macrame, from plant hangers to wall decor. If someone has a picture of a macrame piece that they would like me to make, I can copy and recreate it for them. I also sell pre-made pieces that are listed on my instagram page. Once in a while, I hold sales (most commonly, right after I make a piece).
A goal I have for this business is to sell in stores! It would be amazing if my macrame could be on display in local cafes and boutiques.
You can find me on instagram @woven_aloha. Feel free to direct message (dm) me at any time if you are interested or have any feedback for me!
To learn more about Woven Aloha as well as some of the pieces Grace sells, watch this video she made to give an in-depth look into her business!