Momako Designs is owned and operated by me, Mona Benton, a Hawaii native and lover of all things that can be done while watching tv simultaneously. (Tie making is definitely under that category!) Originally from Kauai, I made the insane move to my husband's homeland, Cleveland, Ohio, where my shop is based. Great location for shipments, not so great for someone who hadn't seen snow more than twice.
(Momako is in homage to my maiden name, MO-na MA-rie KO-nno, and the fact that it sounds a little Japanese is just an added bonus, because I also am a little Japanese!)
Lovanna Hawaii is owned and operated by Vanessa Simao, better (and older) version of me (she's my older sister). Her shop is based in our hometown, Kauai, Hawaii, and her expertise is channeled by years of sewing and our eagle-eyed mother that watches over her shoulder as she sews. Basically, her products are quality. Real quality.
(Lovanna is a combination of the girl names in our family, LO-lita, VAN-nessa, mo-NA. This name came first, but I think mine's better lol)