Hi! We are Al and Em. Our story began in 2015 when we decided to chase our dreams and start a business. We had no idea what we were doing, but we knew if we did it together maybe we’d have a chance.
We strive to make work that reflects both our style and values. We love modern minimal shapes but also feel it’s important for each piece to have the character inherent to something handmade. To us the story of the thing is just as important as the thing itself. As we continue to grow and change as artists and people, so will the form and expression of our work. But one thing has and always will remain the same for us: We’re having fun.
Our relationship with our community is the most important thing to us. It’s what has kept us going through the years and what has brought us the most joy. We love hearing each person’s unique story and experience. Seeing our customers and friends wearing our pieces brings our work to life. These relationships are what make both our art and business better everyday. The ampersand in AL&EM represents our collaboration with each other and with you. It’s a simple reminder that we can achieve more together than alone.