The result is that our small business community steps up to produce as many home grown "products" as possible. Sometimes, off island manufacturing outlets attempt to horn in on this market by making things and then shipping them to Hawaii.
You see such things as Made by Hawaiian Designers, etc. This is an attempt to trade of the validity of Made in Hawaii which can only be used on product if it is truly Made in Hawaii.
If you make things in Hawaii go to the Hawaii Department of Commerce website or call them to make sure you are adding these words to your products.
One of the most disappointing things a Tourist can take home is a gift with the words, "Made In China" when they thought they were taking home something that reminds them of their wonderful time in our Islands.