Red Dirt Shirts is currently closed on Kauai, possibly permanently, due to the economic impact of COVID-19.
Kauai’s beautiful but pesky red dirt has ruined more than a few white tennis shoes and other articles of clothing over the years. But the owner of the Original Red Dirt Shirts of Kauai has turned lemons into lemonade.
In 1992, Hurricane Iniki struck a small screen print shop in Kauai, drenching the shop’s white shirts with water and staining the shirts with the island’s red dirt blown in from the hurricane. Instead of throwing the shirts out, the owner decided to sell them, and the rest is history.
Today there are many imitation red dirt shirts to be found on the island, but there’s only one original, and that is the Original Red Dirt Shirts company based in Port Allen.
When you’re in Port Allen for a boating or fishing excursion, or when you’re traveling back from Waimea Canyon or other points on the western side of Kauai, stop by the factory outlet store for a unique souvenir from the island. (The shirts can also be found in shops across the island.)
Original Red Dirt Shirts
4350 Waialo Rd
Eleele, HI 96705