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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Stephen Hopkins, operations manager for the Ease Collection, and company owner Denyse Ray stand among mannequins adorned with masks, sport and other apparel the Kakaako firm produces.
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Nathalia Philippova sews an aloha satchel that will be used as packaging for purchases as more people seek alternatives to plastic bags.
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM "I thought business would be slow for a year and that I'd be plodding along with time to build the business. I've been blindsided by the need." Denyse Ray Owner of Ease Collection