What the Heck is an Atelier?


The French word Atelier is the private workshop of a professional artist in the fashion, fine, or decorative arts, where a principal master and a number of assistants, students, and apprentices can work together producing pieces of fashion under the guidance of the master artist.

We have two local ateliers with running sewing machines on the Island of Kauai’, Hawaii and Portland, Oregon dedicated to the practice of sustainable sourcing, designing, and manufacturing. Under the guidance of Angelique Ell, a pioneer in sustainable fashion since the early 90’s when she was first introduced to hemp fabrics.

Check out these new Swing & Wrap Dresses that are new to the a. ell. collection!



Come on by to one of our cute ateliers!
Our Portland address:
3539 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
Our Kauai Address:
4-1320 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, HI 96746

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