Kalo (taro) is the foundation plant of Kākou Collective. It is the representation of our ancestors and our tie to this ʻāīna (land). When planting kalo, we use the huli (taro top, as used for planting) of the kalo generation before to plant and create the next generation of kalo. Our take on this action of planting and replanting is to take our logo, a modernized interpretation of kalo, and incorporate it into the initial release of every new collection that we create. It remains our foundation in our culture, and our ties to our roots and ancestors.