DISCOVER THE PASSION BEHIND LÜFKA
Kelly L. Hawaii
Kelly L. Hawaii is an environmentalist, artisan, teacher, mother, world traveler and admirer of the different languages, cultures and world traditions. Kelly lived overseas for nearly ten years and met many inspirational mentors and teachers along the way who taught her about herbs, Eastern and holistic medicine, acupuncture, gardening, wine making and waste management. When Kelly met her husband, Parosh Hawaii, in 2014 in Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan in Northern Iraq, they quickly became inseparable and a productive relationship started out of a shared passion for helping people. They were determined to find a way to raise awareness and consciousness about their philosophy of Reduce, Reuse, Refill & Repurpose. They opened their first Lüfka Refillables Zero Waste Store in Seminole Heights, Tampa, FL in the summer of 2019, and their second store in South Tampa in November, 2020.
Parosh S. Hawaii is a Kurdish-British entrepreneur, craftsman, carpenter, painter and world traveler who has always had a passion to help his native country of Kurdistan. He moved to London, England from Sulaymaniyah when he was 17 years old to pursue his Business Administration degree from London South Bank University. Parosh currently lives with his wife and son in the beautiful city of Tampa, Florida. Parosh is responsible for many of the formulations of our most luxurious products. He also built and designed the furniture in all of the Lüfka Refillables Zero Waste Stores.