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Why Are There So Many Chickens on Kauai Island?

The chickens are taking over! You may be wondering how this happened in the first place. Kauaiian chickens really only came into their own as the pigeon of Kauai in the past few decades. After Hurricane Iniki destroyed chicken enclosures in 1992, many of the island's captive chickens were released into the jungle and streets.  We love these chickens so much that we locally created cotton tees and tanks with original art by Kauai artist, John Howard. These tees and tanks come in both mens and womens styles. Order yours now on our website!

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2018 Spring Collection

Introducing a.ell design's 2018 Spring Collection!  This collection combines romantic silhouettes with island-inspired prints to create a unique ready to wear line. As always, we chose eco-friendly fabrics such as bamboo, hemp, and organic cotton that are great for your body, and our earth! Each piece in this collection was thoughtfully created in our Portland atelier.  View new collection here!

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3 fun, fabulous family friendly events on December 2

  "When it rains it pours" a.ell atelier will be at 3 events this Saturday, December 2! We hope you will join us at either the Semi Aquatic Anniversary party in Brookings, ORorSip and Shop on Hawthorne in Portland, ORor First Saturday in Old Kapaa Town in Kauai, HI   In Brookings, 4-7 PM at Semi Aquatic ~ I will be setting up a mini a.ell atelier shop complete with our latest designs as well as some of my favorite clothing, jewelry and accessories from other local artists. I will bring Flipside Hats, COR seaglass jewelry, and Indie Ella silk sari clothing just to name a few of last years big hits. In Kapaa, Kauai from 5-9 join us for the monthly celebration of First Saturday in Old...

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Super Sale and Free Shipping!

 We are offering you HUGE discounts this week online only, to kick start your holiday shopping!  Use code THANKYOU to receive 15% your entire order! Use code SUPERSALE for special 30% off already reduced Sale prices! YES that is in addition to the already reduced prices and can be combined with the 15% off total order discount! To top it all off your entire order shipped within the U.S.A will  receive FREE shipping! Sale runs 1 week only Monday November 20 - Monday November 27th.  All items are limited to quantities in store, so don't wait, order now! We hope you will take this opportunity to purchase gifts ethically made and fashion created using sustainable practices. Your dollars make a difference to...

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The Perfect little bamboo dress made by a.ell design

  The perfect dress - made by a.ell design - by Mo’orea Luna  Angelique Ell owner of a.ell design & atelier has created many unique designs, all made with organic materials including bamboo, cotton, and hemp. Amongst all of her designs my favorite is the fashionable and versatile twist & wrap dress. Initially made as a bridesmaid dress, I enjoyed wearing it casually on a beach walk as a strapless dress.         It was a rather hot day, like most days here on Kauai. I even remember telling Rebecca, our photographer of the day, that I hoped it would cool down because I had obligated myself to a hike later that day. Fortunately this dress wasn’t hard to...

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