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Artist event at a.ell atelier in Portland!

Join us April 2nd from 4-7 as we introduce 3 new Portland artisans and 1 familiar face.   We have joined forces with Mercy Corps NW this time, because all of the artisans including a.ell atelier are clients of the Mercy Corps small businesss support team.  It is a wonderful non profit company that offers aid, training, mentors, and a long term relationship with small businesses that other wise may not have access to resources to build a stronger business.               Lilly Parker of Iron Lily Designs has been showing her work in the atelier for over a year now.  She creates hand crafted, wearable artwork, very much inspired by nature.      ...

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Church Oils, Essential Oils

Aloha, My name is Noah Fugett. I have been a part of the a.ell atelier & design team for about a year now, and I am so excited to share with all of you the interview I had with Hollis Church (owner of Church oils). We carry her line of essential oils in our store, and wanted to give a little insight to everyone on how incredible this project really is. a.ell design : Hollis, why did you decide to get into essential oils? Hollis : Well, its sort of a mystery. One day I got a massage and the massage therapist gave me a glass of water with lemon essential oil in it. And it was SO goood. SO I...

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Eco loving at a.ell atelier

Most of our customers know that a.ell’s soul purpose is focused on the well being of our planet. Eco friendly clothing is where we started, and we continue to grow from. Although the following of our bamboo, hemp, soy, and organic cotton products is large, there are also a lot of you out there that may not know our reasoning. Yes, we love nature, and being outdoors. But those are not our only reasons for using Eco fibers. We believe that the way we treat our earth parallels the way we treat ourselves. Our body is a temple, as is the planet that we live on. One company or one customer alone cannot save the earth on their own, but...

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Malacologie "the study of shells"

When I asked Anuenue Washburn what the name of her jewelry line Malacologie means, she answered, “It’s the study of shells.” It seems entirely appropriate, considering she spent her childhood diving for the treasures off the shores of Waianae on O’ahu, and continues to here on Kaua’i. Anuenue started Malacologie over a year ago, after years of playing around and giving pieces away as gifts to friends and family. She combines her found sunrise shells with other colorful gems and stones to create original pieces of art, including earrings and necklaces. Malacologie jewelry has become a favorite in a.ell atelier.  Each of her pieces are entirely unique as well as gorgeous!  Please visit either of our stores to pick out a stunning...

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Oregon Artist Spencer Reynolds

Spencer Reynolds’ artwork has been in a. ell atelier since its doors opened. Spencer is not only a long time comrade of Angelique’s but also a talented artist. He was one of the first participants at First Saturday Kapa’a, which at the time was a quiet, grassroots effort started by Angelique, and now, three years later, has blossomed into a thriving, creative enterprise for the community. Spencer’s creations can always be found at the shop in Kapa’a. I caught up with Spencer a few days ago for an interview. How do you know Angelique? I’ve known Angie since 1989 when her family moved to the Oregon Coast. I was friends with her brothers from hanging out at the beach. Since she had her license and we didn’t, from time to time she would give us rides...

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