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.
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?!
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!
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!