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How to Empower Women by What You Buy!

a. ell atelier promises to partner with designers who are eco-friendly conscious in their practices as well as make beautiful one of a kind pieces available to you in our Kauai and Portland boutiques online and in-store. This month we honor Jayna, owner and founder of Indie Ella. She is one of the forerunners in empowering women in India to gain skills and living wages by recreating and up-cycling preworn, 100% silk saris in the most safe, sustainable, and clean working environments. Indian women through lineages have been immersed in a rich culture full of beauty and colors, but also have been exploited and oppressed. Jayna in the past 2 decades has spent her life uplifting the living standards of these artisan women by giving...

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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...

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Why Sea Salt Soap?

There is extreme benefit to using sea salt bars: sea salts are rich in minerals beneficial to the skin like magnesium, zinc, calcium, potassium and more. Sea salts also draw bodily toxins while providing a catalyst which helps the glycerin in its purest form, salt soap absorb more easily into the skin. Mineral rich sea salts organically sourced from sea water are used in the bath because of their tonic action and softening effect on the skin. KOPA SOAPS made in small batches on the north shore of Kauai, is always handcrafted with lots of aloha and love. KOPA SOAPS always use organic oils, butters, botanicals, and herbs for your well-being and happiness. Lavender Mint              ...

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Are you getting hitched and need the most beautiful wedding dress?

Celebrity-loved designer, Ema Savahl's Bridal Dresses are the most unique…Katy Perry and Jennifer Lopez love them dearly. Each original masterpiece is handmade and intricately hand-painted using a top secret paint that molds and accentuates the bride-to-be's contour in 20 minutes. Considered works of art, these dresses are also known to be super comfortable and a favorite among our most loved clients who wear the Ema Savahi Bridal Dress all around the world. Their beauty and uniqueness is sure to be the perfect fit for your special day! Halter Low Back Bridal Gown                  Low Scoop Bridal Gown Made in the USA, packs easy, no dry clean, travels well and hand washable and always available at A ELL Atelier. No appointment needed just come on...

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Artist Alert!!!! Hawaii’s Most Coveted Gem and Jewelry Collection by Caitlin Ross-Odom.

Caitlin Ross-Odom is Hawaii's most loved benchmark silver-smithed sunrise shell and sea glass jeweler since 1998. Her island style company COR DESIGN started with a lifelong obsession for  finding the rare treasured sunrise shell and vintage sea glass. The sunrise shells are typically found only at depths from around 10 to 30 feet where she and other collectors must dive for them.                                              Sunrise Shell Bangle Kauai Sunrise Shells are the most beautiful sight to behold. Each one has unique splashes of yellow, red, orange, green, and purple shades, similar to what you would see during an actual Hawaiian sunrise. The scallops, known as Langford’s...

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