Category Archives: Creativity

Love Pacific, Love Samoa – WIBDI and Janet’s bring New Samoan Coconut Oil Body Care Brand to Market

Introducing Love Pacific (As reported in the Samoa Observer 8th January 2017) at http://www.samoaobserver.ws/

Love Pacific Coconut Body Care by Janet's

Love Pacific is a new brand of Samoan Coconut Body Oil and Soaps that has been developed in partnership between Women and Business (WIBDI) and Janet’s. Love Pacific has launched with 7 different fragranced Coconut Oils and Soaps and has been a labor of love according to Janet’s Manager Chris Sablan, “Pacific Islanders have been using the purest forms of coconut oil to nourish and beautify their bodies for millennia. Love Pacific represents a continuation of this tradition using Organic Virgin Coconut Oil from Samoa. Our mission at Janet’s is to showcase and bring to people the best of Samoa and the Pacific’s Cultural Heritage. Love Pacific carries on this tradition…”

Love Pacific Coconut Body Care by Janet's

According to Mr. Sablan, Organic Coconut Farmers in Samoa use cold pressed virgin coconut oil in combination with exotic fragrances to create Love Pacific Body Oil. This technique Continue reading

Disney's Moana - Beyond the Reef

Watching Moana: We are Voyagers by Lisha Sablan

I had to go back to watch Moana a second time mainly because my first time watching the Disney film was also the first time for the entire audience. The viewing felt more like watching a film with your extended family, so many oohs and ahhhs so many of the audience reacting to the experience in seeing Pacific island life on the big screen.

Moana captivated the audience in Samoa. We all had a sense of ownership in this. From the very first moment I learnt of Moana years ago I personally hoped for the best. I really wanted this film to live up to my expectations.

It was that important to me.

I grew up with Disney, my entire generation did – we are the generation that imagined we were Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel (my favorite), Pocahontas….. Never in our wildest dreams did we play and imagine ourselves as Taotaomona, Tangaloa, Puntan and Fu’una, Nafanua, Pele, Sina, Savea…

The creation of this film is not to be taken for granted.

Every turn and opportunity in the film was covered in Continue reading

Culture is Everything – Samoa’s Masina Blue

Janet's 2016 08 29 CULTURE IS EVERYTHING - MASINA BLUE B_edited-3Since being launched in December of 2015 “Masina Blue” , a brand of Samoan designed and inspired jewelry, has grown in popularity and range. Masina Blue has been described as “chic” and “fun” and Janet’s Creative Director Lisha Sablan says that this was one of her goals from the beginning.

“I wanted to create something unique but complementary to Continue reading

Janet’s Introduces – Tiare Lava Lava / Sarong Collection

Pacific Sarong - Tiare

Pacific Sarong – Tiare

Janet’s Introduces – Tiare Lava Lava / Sarong Collection

Presenting a New Series of Vibrant Pacific Sarongs from Janet’s Samoa. Showcasing the beauty of the Tiare Flower and Ocean/Earth colors of the Pacific.

Janet’s Lava-lavas are made of the softest 100% Cotton allowing for maximum comfort and are hand block printed.

Available at Janet’s in Apia, Janet’s Airport Shop Faleolo and Janet’s Online at http://www.janetssamoa.com/textiles/ Continue reading

Pacific Inspired Watches for Men and Women

Pacific Watches

Pacific Watches

Introducing Pacific Watches from Nesian Creations Now Available at Janet’s for both Men and Women – Janet’s is proud to partner with Nesian Creations in introducing beautifully made Continue reading

Pacific New Wave Polo – GALU Samoa presents Galu Tatau Polo for Men

Pacific New Wave Polo - GALU Samoa presents Galu Tatau Polo - All Over Wave Tattoo Polo. The Pacific Wave or Galu represents the power of nature and the circle of life.

Pacific New Wave Polo – GALU Samoa presents Galu Tatau Polo – All Over Wave Tattoo Polo. The Pacific Wave or Galu represents the power of nature and the circle of life.

Pacific New Wave Polo – GALU Samoa presents Galu Tatau Polo – All Over Wave Tattoo Polo. The Pacific Wave or Galu represents the power of nature and the circle of life. The Samoan Tatau or Continue reading

What is GALU Samoa?

 

GALU SAMOA - Samoa and PACIFIC CLOTHING FOR MEN

GALU – The 3 Elements

 

The GALU Logo was inspired by 3 important elements in Samoan and Polynesian Mythology and Culture – The Wave (GALU), the Stingray (FAI) and the Hook (MATAU).

 

 The first element is the ‘Galu’ or the Ocean Wave. The Ocean wave represents the dynamic power of nature. It also represents the cyclical nature of things (circle of life). It was the current and the waves (and understanding of these forces) that allowed the first Pacific people’s to settle the Pacific. A wave is merely the transference of energy from one point to another. A wave is nature’s expression of energy. Exploration is the Pacific people’s expression of this idea.

 

The Second Element is ‘Fai’ or Stingray. This element represents the beauty of Tagaloa’s  (God & Nature) Creations. The creatures of the Ocean give to the Pacific people both nourishment and was a source of creation beliefs in Pacific mythology.  

 

The final element is the ‘Matau’ or The Hook. The Hook is a symbol of Man’s ingenuity and skill in mastering his environment and providing for his family. The hook symbolises authority and the daring of a people to survive in the largest expanse of Ocean in the world.

 

These three elements make up GALU.

Best Samoa and Pacific Online Shopping

Best Samoan and Pacific Shopping at Janetssamoa.com

Best Samoan and Pacific Shopping at Janetssamoa.com

Best Samoa and Pacific Online Shopping – Thank you for choosing www. janetssamoa.com – Quality Samoan and Pacific Products – Delivered to you anywhere in the world. Unique Organic Gifts from the Heart of the Pacific created for you by Janet’s, your trusted Pacific Retailer.

Janetssamoa.com is only two years old but Continue reading

TAV Fashion Show in Samoa – Showcasing Young Beauty

TAV Fashion Show  - The Lovely Huna Performing in TAV

TAV Fashion Show – The Lovely Huna Performing in TAV

NEW TAV Clothing In Store at Janet’s Samoa – It was Janet’s great pleasure to welcome our partner and friend TAV founder and designer Elena Tavioni and her family from TAV Clothing Company to Samoa this past week. TAV was in Samoa to help celebrate the SIDS Conference and display new styles to the Samoan Public and International Visitors.

Young TAV Ladies of Taupou Manaia Light up the SIDS Village

Young TAV Ladies of Taupou Manaia Light up the SIDS Village

It was also an opportunity for many of TAV’s fans in Samoa to Continue reading