Ellie Kai is a made-to-order women’s brand that provides thoughtful, curated collections to customers online and via a network of style consultants. They pride themselves on leveraging an innovative, on-demand and ethical production model that enables them to deliver made-to-order products direct to customers in approximately three weeks.
We are excited to welcome Ellie Kai to StyleChicago.com’s Resolutions 2020 at the W Chicago – City Center on Friday, January 31, 2020. Shop their line of women’s apparel with confidence in supporting ethical fashion.
The Ellie Kai apparel selection includes:
• Coats & Jackets
Ellie Kai introduces a completely new way to think about women’s clothes — how they’re designed, how they’re bought, and how they’re made. During the design process, they think about all of the details … ALL of them. From clever snaps to hold a bra strap in place, to an extra panel in their signature wrap dress to help keep the wind at bay, they’ve got you covered. Ellie Kai provides the silhouette, fit and the design details to empower you to create the look that works best for you.
Just as important as the end product, Ellie Kai respects fair and ethical sales practices, and is deeply rooted in its desire to be a good global citizen. They understand and recognize the world is increasingly connected and their choices – both big and small – affect this. As such, they take extreme pride in quality fabrication, responsible sourcing, and ethical manufacturing, which is visible in each and every garment they create. Their proprietary prints are designed by founder Liz Hostetter herself and all fabrics are sourced with transparency. They embrace a limited waste material model due to their focus on Made-to-Order, and their employees are always treated fairly. Always.
About the founder:
Founder, and then expat, Liz Hostetter had finally settled in Hong Kong with her husband and three children, after years of living around the world. When Liz was unable to find clothing in the fit and styles she desired, she began working with a local tailor to create her own designs based on what she knew worked for her. Returning home for a visit to Cape Cod, Massachusetts in the summer of 2011 with a suitcase of her favorite custom items was the first step in realizing there was much more to the idea of “made for me” clothing. Friends and family loved both the brand’s vibrant, proprietary prints, and the modern cuts and versatility of the pieces. The idea for the Made-to-Order clothing line was clear and the inspiration for Ellie Kai was born.
For Chicago area inquiries into Ellie Kai, please call 630.525.0269.