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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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Bees wax wraps!

       Here at a.ell atelier, we love the environment and try to avoid using unnecessary amounts of products that will be tossed. This is why we love and USE Meli Wraps! These reusable food wraps are made with organic cotton, beeswax, tree resin and plants oils. The heat from your hands will mold the wrap around whichever food you desire. To clean, all you need to do is gently rise them in cool water and they are ready to be used again.They come in a handy three pack of three different sizes and cost only $30. The best part is they are made in Oregon and Kauai and smell wonderfully of beeswax!  We offer these food wraps in many different prints in both of our stores and...

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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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Reusable bees wax food wraps!

Are you tired of spending money on non reusable packaging every month? So are we! Does it make you feel guilty that you are going to use it once then throw away? Us too. So we’ve found the solution. Meli wraps offer a sustainable, tasteful, and ingenious way to contain and preserve your food.   The first time I ever saw a Meli Wrap being used was by a good friend. She had a little wooden bowl with fruit inside and a wrap on top. I thought, “How cute! But what is that?” And so it turned out that her aunty Melia and friend Nicole actually make the wraps, using organic beeswax, tree resin, plant oils and organic cotton. Not...

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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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