Ever dreamed of living the simple life in Hawaii? Well, this couple and their two young children are doing just that.
Good friend, (and ex Aussie) Ingo Rademacher and his gorgeous Hawaiian wife Ehiku have chosen the North Shore of Oahu to bring up their family. You might think coming from a successful LA acting career (and killing it on USA dancing with the stars) would mean over the top mansions and excesses but true to form Ingo and his family enjoy raising their kids alongside their chickens and getting back to basics.
Creating colourful and stylish activewear is also their latest passion with the birth of the brand Mahiku alongside friend Mahea. This tights are awesome with a purposeful low riding cut which makes them great for working out in.
Q. What inspired you start Mahiku? Where does the name come from?
A. Ehiku’s friend Mahea was making the pants on a small scale from her home and Ehiku thought it might do very well on a larger scale and made in a quality factory in the US. We saw a serious lack of colour out there in the activewear world, and what was available with colour was not from a quality company.
Mahiku comes form our partners MAHEA and EHIKU = MAHIKU. Mahiku means Uncultivated Land/something new, in Hawaiian.
Q. What are your most popular prints and tell us about the unique cut of the tights?
Q. Where do you see the brand going, and do you have plans to expand into matching tops etc?
Q. Ehiku has an amazing body, post children what helped her get back into shape?
Q. Ingo, how has the Hawaiian lifestyle influenced you, coming from crazy LA in the past few years, has it promoted a healthier one?
Q What are your favourite family things to do in Hawaii?
A I think for both of us it’s taking advantage of the great climate and the ocean in all kinds of different ways. From just relaxing on the beach to doing beach workouts and gnarly downwind runs during the trade wind season. flatwater river paddles for workouts or family paddles to see the Turtles and exploring. Hiking and running the trails in the Mountains. There’s always something to do cause the weather is perfect.
Q. Bringing up children highlights the importance of eating well, tell us about your families food philosophies.
A Absolutely no Soft drinks! We live on such a dirty planet with so much pollution and exposure to toxins from all angles, that eating clean food is just one of many ways to eliminate toxic build-up in the body.
So eating organic non-GMO food that hasn’t been sprayed with any poison. No Corn Syrup or refined sugars. And then most importantly eat simple, not too much processed food and drink plenty of clean water.
Q To finish up, where can people buy your tights (non-Americans)…I notice you don’t ship to Australia in your online USA store?