Cool Hunt .LA








Apparel, Loungewear




I’m Elle, an eco-fashion designer and former marine mammal specialist. ELLERALI is the expression of these two passions.

I’m a diver, a hiker, and a beachcomber for clean-ups. I started sewing in 2012, and I have been designing and handcrafting clothes since. My favorite pieces to create are made of repurposed fabrics – I love the challenge and creativity, but most of all I love that I’m not adding to the human imprint on planet Earth.

Welcome to ELLERALI, and I hope you can join me in my vision for today’s fashion industry and environment.


My background is in marine biology, marine mammal care, and education. I was in love with the ocean – especially the beautiful world and creatures living within it. While living my dream on the Big Island of Hawaii, I learned more about the detrimental effects of humanity to our waters. This experience made me focused on green living.

In 2014, I returned to California, back to my family, because my mom had gotten sick. It was hard to leave behind that life, but it made me discover another passion in me. Sewing started as a way to rebuild my relationship with my mom, a former seamstress. This brand is a tribute to my mother. Even a year later after she’s passed, I know we are doing this together.


Did you know that the fashion industry is the second leading polluter in the world, only edging out oil? The U.S. generates an average of 25 billion lbs. of textile per year – and that’s nearly 80 lbs. for each American. Every so often, a huge fast fashion brand is embroiled in child labor and unfair wage scandals in the factories abroad. These facts are crazy, and it’s about time that we make a change!

I believe in both the future of fashion and the preservation of the environment. I think you can love both at the same time, without sacrificing the other.

From my own mother, to Mother Nature, I’ve found a purpose. I founded ELLERALI as my passion project and business vehicle to make an impact on my advocacies.


ELLERALI is a lifestyle eco-fashion brand focused on multifunctional streetwear chic clothing. We create cool and creative options for the conscious consumer.

ELLERALI is focused on environmental sustainability by designing clothes on a zero-waste principle: with no scrap left behind. Each garment is made out of salvaged and repurposed material. Each design is intended to be worn in number of ways, saving more space in your closet and saving the environment.

ELLERALI is made for the eco-focused yet fashion-forward women of today. Each garment is designed for versatility and functionality – while still keeping the look classy and comfortable. Each design is made for women of all shapes, sizes, and personalities who want to make a fashion statement and support the minimal-waste lifestyle.

By supporting ELLERALI, you are making a positive impact and become a champion for:

Environmental responsibility
Small business growth
Women entrepreneurs
US-made products
Handcrafting communities


Upcycling never looked so Fly




Don't We Matter? Long Sleeve T-shirt __ Make a statement with your clothes. __ Upcycled. Handmade. 1/1. Comfortable. Pockets. Badass 💪🏾 __ Available now.

Because ELLERALI is gender neutral 🙌🏽🙂 __ Rocking Sweater Weather. ☁️ __ Check to see what we have available in our highlights.

Freshly made. Currently available 😊 __ Upcycled. Handmade. Fresh. Hooded. Pockets. It's Sweater Weather. That "L" tho 👌🏽 __ DM if interested

Just finished my first piece of the year! Watch my stories to see how models rock this fit 😉 __ DM if interested. __ Recreate The Created. Upcycled. Handmade in LA. It's Sweater Weather. And it's 🔥. One of a kind for ya mind 👊🏽


Update: SOLD __ Sweater Weather 🌧☔️ __

SOLD 😭🙏🏾 __ Said goodbyyee to the Biggie Crop Sweater last night at the Art Show. It's the first piece of The Good Head Collection to go. And I know the rest will follow but lemme just 😭 for a bit as one of my babies has left me. So thankful to have people appreciate my work, so thankful for those who purchase my work! I know there are so many options for you guys to buy clothes from and I know my items are an investment piece. But I truly hope that with each piece you purchase, you believe in my message to reduce textile waste, you appreciate the creative process in design, the transparency and work I show through my stories, and lastly, the love in the handmade process. __ ✌🏽️ Biggie __ #recreatethecreated #ellerali #biggiesmalls

Friday I'm in lovveee 😍 __ Showing the Good Head Collection today in Los Angeles at The Abstract Lover Art Show. Come on through! I'll be here till 11pm __ #abstractloverartexhibition2019 #ellerali #recreatethecreated

Standing in solidarity for National Human Trafficking Awareness Day ✊🏽 __ A hard subject for many to think about but the truth is, it's happening, right now, right where you live. There are 40.3 million victims of human trafficking globally. 81% of them are trapped in forced labor. 25% of them are children. 75% of them are women and girls. It's a billion dollar industry and right now, you might be thinking.. well what can I do? The first thing is to educate your self. You can watch a movie about it. Imagine yourself in that situation (it's the scariest thing) and how you pray that someone is on the other side fighting for you, looking for you. Be that person. Be the change. Education is the most important, then from there, comes the hope for change and then we become the change.

2018 taught me a lot about patience and faith, about friendship and confidence. And my favorite.. This journey in ELLERALI and gaining so much more support in what I do from all of you. I'm so happy to be home now and start designing and planning the next big steps. Oh and I just can't wait to show you all! This is me, shining bright and all, 2019 glow up and all 💫🙏🏾❤️

👋🏽 Thankful for 2018 and this moment. 2019 I'm here and ready 🙌🏽🔥😊