Posts Tagged ‘eco shoppers’

Goddess Garden Organic Sunscreen


Summer is here and hotter than ever. It’s that time of year where you have to wear sunscreen or else: end up crispy, red, and worried that you’ve aged yourself a few years from one day at the beach. And even if you remember to slather up, most of us wonder about the long-term consequences of the traditional sunscreen, laden with harsh chemicals absorbing into our skin.

Here’s a solution: use a sunscreen that is totally organic and free of creepy chemicals.


Owner and creator of Goddess Garden Organic Sunscreen Nova Covington (a childhood friend of Angelique’s from grade school days in Oregon) started out trying to make natural sunscreens for her daughter Paige, who was allergic to chemicals found in bath products. She created what is now a thriving business and high quality, organic sunscreen line, which is now available in a. ell atelier.

Goddess Garden Organics has no toxic chemicals, only pure minerals zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, along with other organic ingredients. The sunscreens, which now comes in a continuous spray bottle, are:


-reef safe


-not tested on animals


-free of phthalates and parabens


Come in the shop any time in July and mention you saw this blog and you will receive 20% off!


Green Drinks Kauai

a.ell design will be participating at the first Kauai Green Drinks, being held tomorrow, Thursday 09/09/10 at the Hyatt, Stevensons Library from 5:30- 7:30.  We will have a display of some of your best Kauai made eco items including our super cool hemp hats, reclaimed coffee bag bags, and our Save Our Seas line of hand painted clothing.

Active in over 700 cities world wide Green Drinks is an international organization bringing together communities, businesses, and people that hold our environment as a crucial topic to discuss in an informal, unstructured, and organic way.  Hope to see you there!

New Burlap Coffee Bags!

New to a.ell design! Take your caffeine fix to the next level with one of a kind burlap bags! Our friends at Small Town Coffee in Kapaa gave us some burlap bags, so not only will your new fashion cause a buzz with your friends, but you’re recycling too. The bags work great as reusable grocery bags, beach bags, purses, and anything else you can imagine. They range from $24-$32 and come in a wide variety of styles, sizes, and shapes. These wonderful new pieces are all hand crafted by our newest member to the a.ell team, Max Lemaire!

A hui of artists this Sat. at ‘a.ell atelier’

This Saturday’s art walk will be a hui of artists consisting of

Maxine Graham with her wild hat art, surf board art, photography, canvas paintings , who knows what else she’ll surprise us with.

Caitlin Ross Odom will be showcasing her gorgeous jewelry made in silver or gold with sunrise shells, beach glass, pearls, and more

Denise Tjarks will be bringing in the latest retro-groovy handbags she’s created out of vintage hawaiiana fabrics as well as a few belts (I’m hoping)

Pancho Graham will be serenading the town – well those who walk by a.ell atelier anyway

We’ll have goodies and drinks and last but not least FIRE DANCERING by the Sweet Spin!

So make it a point this weekend, get out and show you that value your local artisans – see you there……….

Fabulous New Eco-Shopping Bags!

coffee bag3Wow, these bags really are sustainability at its finest!  We recycled these from our local coffee company and turned them into the coolest one of a kind reusable bags – great for groceries, beaches, sleep overs, etc.  Each one a unique treasure.   See them first hand at a.ell atelier in kapaa and mention you saw them on the blog for a 15% blog member discount!  If you’re across the ocean email for photos or wait (maybe a really long time) to see them individually listed on the website.

And HOORAY Kauai for banning single use bags – way to go!