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Finding comfort in creativity and service

I started cutting out masks today, and I can't believe the relief that instantly came over me!  It's a combination of being creative and -hopefully- helpful.  After a week of being slightly paralyzed and uncertain what to do, I am now obsessed.  I foresee being up all night sewing. ( I haven't been able to sleep anyways.)  I will be sending these to hospitals and anyone that asks for them!! Please let me make a mask for your and your friends.  Maybe hand them out to your grocery store heroes?   Now let me be clear, these are not medical grade. These have been approved as a barrier for civilians and patients entering the hospital, in order to save the N 95...

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We are super excited to introduce BED|STÜ leather shoes and bags!

BED|STÜ is a family-operated business for over 24 years, creating unique leather handbags, wallets, and shoes, inspired by the rugged and resilient streets of Bedford Stuyvesant, NY.  Each product is ethically handcrafted using materials from nature, such as water based glues, plant based dyes and natural tannins from tree bark and leaves. They use biodegradable material because they are better for us and our planet. They choose free range natural leather and old school construction methods creating unique pieces with slight variations - no two pieces are alike: there is always beauty in imperfections. 

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Shop with us this Thanksgiving weekend and win a sBlog postshopping spree!

Supporting your local small business is a super fun way to give back!   At a.ell atelier, we hope you feel the passion and authenticity that drive us.  Our goal is to provide quality, eco-friendly, sustainable products with excellent service. Your loyalty inspires us to continue innovating and designing ethical fashion. When you shop with us, you support our artists, our employees and their families, and our community. We are able to nurture our neighborhood ecosystem by donating to local organizations and helping budding artists get their work out there. Purchasing from local artists also allows us to lessen our environmental footprint. When you shop at a.ell atelier you help stimulate our Kauai economy, which keeps small businesses open within our community.  Who knew shopping with us had that much power?!

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3 Ways A ELL Atelier’s Uruguay Amethyst can bring more magic, creativity, and peace into your life.

3 Ways A ELL Atelier’s Uruguay Amethyst can bring more magic, creativity, and peace into your life. Uruguay Amethyst is a wonderful talisman for use in the creative arts. If you paint, draw, sculpt, write, or create in any way, keep a nice Amethyst crystal or crystal cluster in the area to focus and amplify the creative elements of Mother Nature. These special amethyst travelled far from one mine in Uruguay and has basked in the sunlight of Kauai carrying the island’s peaceful esence. Uruguay Amethyst is also a well known healer that has profound effects in balancing the body, mind, and spirit. If you are a little cranky, blocked, and mentally clumsy, try hanging out with a piece with...

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