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Field Trip with Hedley & Bennett | photos by Bonnie Tsang

Field Trip with Hedley & Bennett | photos by Bonnie Tsang

Field Trip with Hedley & Bennett | photos by Bonnie Tsang

Recently, I've gotten to know Ellen Bennett, a talented chef who recently started her own apron-making business called Hedley & Bennett. And despite being in business for just a year, Ellen's aprons are now worn by some of the top chefs in L.A. and across the country. I spotted her work at Poketo a couple months ago and loved that her aprons combine function with a style that both men and women can wear. So Ruby and I went on a little field trip to the Hedley & Bennett studio to check out Ellen's process and to have a couple aprons made just for us!

Field Trip with Hedley & Bennett | photos by Bonnie Tsang

We talked about our favorite fabrics, what kind of pockets we like, and Ruby pretty much went to ribbon heaven with all the supplies in Ellen's studio. And, we started dreaming up what our aprons would look like…

Field Trip with Hedley & Bennett | photos by Bonnie Tsang

Field Trip with Hedley & Bennett | photos by Bonnie Tsang

Field Trip with Hedley & Bennett | photos by Bonnie Tsang

Field Trip with Hedley & Bennett | photos by Bonnie Tsang

One of my favorite things about independent makers like Ellen is that they are so kind and open to meeting the people who wear and love their products. And it's a more intimate and fun process for buyers when they get to connect with the person who makes the products and see passionate he or she is about their craft.

Tomorrow, I'll share with you the custom aprons that Ellen made for us based on our visit!

P.S. The team over at Brika (who support makers just like Ellen) and Madewell (one of my favorite clothing brands) are offering a special opportunity for one lucky person (and a guest!) to win a trip to Austin to meet a Brika maker, collaborate on an exclusive art print, get a Madewell shopping spree, and stay at an awesome hotel. Click here to check it out!

{Photos by Bonnie Tsang. Special thanks to Ellen Bennett. This post is in collaboration with Brika and Madewell. Ruby's outfit: Top by crewcuts, leggings by House of Mia, shoes by Zuzii. My outfit: Top by Madewell, shoes by Kate Spade, necklace by The Bird's Word. Ellen's top by Madewell.}

19 comments

  1. this looks like an awesome field trip! I’ve been on the hunt for a good apron for my printmaking work and these look perfect

  2. Ruby looks like she is having such a wonderful time! I agree, it is awesome to see independent artisans that are making products you love ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I was at a recently opened restaurant in Seattle for my friend’s birthday dinner. The entire kitchen and wait staff were using Hedley and Bennett aprons. I recognized the ampersand on the red square logo from your Instagram pictures. Our waiter said he loves the apron!

  4. Hey Bee, Yes we just started getting a lot of aprons into Seattle restaurants. Its exciting to be able to get aprons into restaurants we also happen to love ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Gosh, I always adore behind the scenes adventures! It’s one of my favorite things my husband and I do on our blog. Can’t wait to hear more about the trip giveaway!

  6. These photos could not be sweeter! Especially of the one of Ruby standing on the table. I love the aprons and Brika- such a great collaboration.

  7. Yay! Thanks for the link, Joy! I was disappointed when I didn’t see it on Target’s site, but I will check the stores!

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