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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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Northshore Candle Company

Northshore Candle Company makes quality soy wax candles on the N. Shore of Oahu. Not only do these candles smell wonderful, the glass jars are repurposed wine bottles!  3 things we stand for - beauty, quality and sustainability.   After burning the candles the container is made to be reusable as well, just simply wash it and you have a new container. They are made with natural flower and fruit plant based essential oils, that are specially blended by the founder. All components of the candles are crafted in the USA. The scents of the candles are reminiscent of the many unique scents of Hawaii and will brighten every room! Also available in a travel tin, and a small mason jar with lid.   We...

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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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Handmade Holiday Guide

There is an extra level of love and care when you gift items that are handmade with an artists little hands. Especially when they also live in your local community.  We believe that all year around, every year and every day is a great time to show support for our friends and neighbors. Which is exactly why our boutiques and web store are filled with products made by folks in your neighborhood.  Since the holidays are here and that means extra giving we put together an easy to love handmade list for you.  And to give you a little bit for loving us, all your orders over $50 will ship (within U.S.) for FREE!!  Use code SHIPFREE50  Luxury  Just about...

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Mermaids and 1st Saturday in Old Kapaa Town!

Mermaid Magic Coming To Art Walk This Saturday!!!   a.ell atelier has something magical in store for this Saturday's Art Walk in Kapaa.  The Oregon Coast Mermaid has migrated across the sea to join us on the island of Kauai.  She has her flippers set on cleaning up the beaches here and touching the lives of children with imagination and happiness.  In the upcoming months we will be teaming up with her and some of the local Earth Clubs to organize “Save The Mermaids” events where we as a community can come together and do our part to keep our beaches clean and our oceans healthy. This Saturday please join us in front of our Kapaa location to meet The...

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