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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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Events coming up!

Its that time of year when the events start lining up!  We wanted to let you know about a few things we will be participating in this Holiday Season, so Mark your calendars today for these Three! Nov 16 - 18 Kauai Old Time Music Gathering   This annual event will take place at the beautiful Kokee State Park at the Lodge.Click the link to see the lineup of music as well as workshops schedule.  I will be teaching a mending class at 2 PM on Friday.  Bring your misplaced buttons, patches and anything else you would like to mend and I will show some quick easy tips to keeping your favorite pieces in rotation.  Its a very old timey thing to do...

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Thunderpants!

  Are you dreaming of sustainable, comfortable undies? Well, we have the cutest and the comfiest eco underwear around, Thunderpants! Wear these around the house, under a dress, to yoga, even to the beach! Thunderpants are made in Portland, OR with 90% organic cotton and 10% elastane.They come in many super cute variations and cost only $24. Prints are limited and go fast. We also have the newest piece by them, the bralette! Stop by either of our shops or go to our website now and check them out.  Order all your handmade holiday gifts and make use of our $5 dollar shipping on all orders, all season long!

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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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