Ellen Hauptli designs and fabricates simple, elegant, fun clothing crafted individually and sturdily for women of all ages and sizes. She uses a variety of fabrics with a traditional respect for geometric shapes to achieve form and fit, all with her signature thread-bound seams and edges. Ellen strives to create clothing that visually, sensually and spiritually pleases, that complements and enhances the wearer’s personality and goals, because it’s always more than just looks.

Ellen was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1949.


M.F.A. Textile Art, Fiber works Center for the Textile Arts, Berkeley, CA, and Lone Mountain College, San Francisco, CA. 1977
B.S. Design with an emphasis in costume and textiles. University of California, Davis, CA. 1973

Happily residing in Berkeley, Ca with her family, she just sews all day long.