Personalized Clothes Made for You from Ellie Kai
Being a petite woman, it has been pretty hard to find the right fit for me at the department stores most of the time. So I am always into the personalized clothes category. Who will not like a piece made just for you, right?
There are quite a few brands out there who are doing customized clothes. But Ellie Kai is the one that made a special connection with me. Watch the video below, you may figure out why I felt the special bonding with them.
Did you guess it right? The instant connection I made with Ellie Kai is because of the founder, Liz Hostetter. I feel I am seeing the future me in her story. An American dream come true and then using that success to help others. And finally, Hong Kong is our favorite place in this whole world. My husband even proposed to me there, so you know it holds a special place for me. 😉
Let’s walk into liz’s story to see the empowering dream of a woman.
“Liz still calls Cape Cod home, although she has spent the last 19 years living and working abroad while gaining inspiration from the world around her. After volunteering on a philanthropic mission in Fiji in 1995, her career path took her on a global journey from the US to Paris and London. She is now “settled” in Hong Kong with her husband and three children.
Unable to find pieces in the fit and styles she was looking for, Liz began working with a local tailor creating her own designs based on what she knew worked for her. Sourcing small quantities of fabrics and curating design ideas from her ongoing travels throughout Asia, she created patterns and designs that were made to her own exacting standards.
Returning home in the Summer of 2011 with a suitcase of her favorite items was the first step in realizing there was much more to the idea of custom-made clothing. Friends and family loved the vibrant colors and prints, the modern cuts and the versatility of the pieces. Every woman she told about her experience of “being your own designer” and having access to custom clothing was fascinated by the prospect. The idea for a made-to-order clothing line was clear and the inspiration for Ellie Kai was born.
Once the light bulb was lit, the planning started. Liz started pounding the pavement to find the best sources of fabrics and began to create a Collection of women’s clothing that would inspire customers to build upon her original designs, empowering them to define their own style through their preferences in colors, patterns, fit and hem length. From the beginning, she saw the design process as a true collaboration between Company and Client.
Liz also envisioned that through Ellie Kai she could support girl’s educational initiatives around the world. Following through on this initiative, the Company donates directly to designated organizations and matches employee’s personal contributions to charities that are focused on this cause.”
WHAT IS ELLIE KAI?
Ellie Kai is a Made-For-You apparel brand that offers contemporary yet classic styles that have been carefully crafted to fit and flatter. Ellie Kai’s innovative Made-For-You manufacturing process ensures each woman is able to find her perfect piece, offering various ways to customize each item. Ellie Kai creates these pieces while maintaining responsible fabric sourcing, ethical manufacturing and a strong commitment to philanthropic causes supporting women and children around the world.
There are millions of brands in this world, but only some of them show they have a heart that we can feel. I think that is the reason why I like Ellie Kai more than a lot of the other choices.
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All videos and photos if not credited otherwise, are by Robert Buck and Grace Liang.
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