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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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How to Bring Out Your Inner Van Gogh!

3 simple things to do to bring out your inner Van Gogh  1. Morning pages -  3 minutes of stream of consciousness writing in a journal helps to clear your mind and has been proven to jumpstart your artistic desires. 2. Drink lots of water - Research shows that drinking lots of water can not only release bodily toxins since it is  necessary for a healthy digestive system but also help to release blocks from feeling our inner spark of joy to create your own artistic expression. 3. Own a piece of beauty and art -  in your home to remind you that anything and everything is possible. Creativity knows no limits, you just need conducive examples to let those...

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How to Empower Women by What You Buy!

a. ell atelier promises to partner with designers who are eco-friendly conscious in their practices as well as make beautiful one of a kind pieces available to you in our Kauai and Portland boutiques online and in-store. This month we honor Jayna, owner and founder of Indie Ella. She is one of the forerunners in empowering women in India to gain skills and living wages by recreating and up-cycling preworn, 100% silk saris in the most safe, sustainable, and clean working environments. Indian women through lineages have been immersed in a rich culture full of beauty and colors, but also have been exploited and oppressed. Jayna in the past 2 decades has spent her life uplifting the living standards of these artisan women by giving...

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What the Heck is an Atelier?

The French word Atelier is the private workshop of a professional artist in the fashion, fine, or decorative arts, where a principal master and a number of assistants, students, and apprentices can work together producing pieces of fashion under the guidance of the master artist. We have two local ateliers with running sewing machines on the Island of Kauai’, Hawaii and Portland, Oregon dedicated to the practice of sustainable sourcing, designing, and manufacturing. Under the guidance of Angelique Ell, a pioneer in sustainable fashion since the early 90’s when she was first introduced to hemp fabrics. Check out these new Swing & Wrap Dresses that are new to the a. ell. collection!     Come on by to one of our...

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Why Sea Salt Soap?

There is extreme benefit to using sea salt bars: sea salts are rich in minerals beneficial to the skin like magnesium, zinc, calcium, potassium and more. Sea salts also draw bodily toxins while providing a catalyst which helps the glycerin in its purest form, salt soap absorb more easily into the skin. Mineral rich sea salts organically sourced from sea water are used in the bath because of their tonic action and softening effect on the skin. KOPA SOAPS made in small batches on the north shore of Kauai, is always handcrafted with lots of aloha and love. KOPA SOAPS always use organic oils, butters, botanicals, and herbs for your well-being and happiness. Lavender Mint              ...

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