Icon - Arrow LeftAn icon we use to indicate a rightwards action. Icon - Arrow RightAn icon we use to indicate a leftwards action. Icon - External LinkAn icon we use to indicate a button link is external. Icon - MessageThe icon we use to represent an email action. Icon - Down ChevronUsed to indicate a dropdown. Icon - CloseUsed to indicate a close action. Icon - Dropdown ArrowUsed to indicate a dropdown. Icon - Location PinUsed to showcase a location on a map. Icon - Zoom OutUsed to indicate a zoom out action on a map. Icon - Zoom InUsed to indicate a zoom in action on a map. Icon - SearchUsed to indicate a search action. Icon - EmailUsed to indicate an emai action. Icon - FacebookFacebooks brand mark for use in social sharing icons. flipboard Icon - InstagramInstagrams brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - PinterestPinterests brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - TwitterTwitters brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - Check MarkA check mark for checkbox buttons.
You are reading

An Apron for Everyone from Hedley & Bennett in LA

Search

An Apron for Everyone from Hedley & Bennett in LA

January 15, 2014

“Who doesn’t need an apron?” asks Ellen Bennett. “A potter, a painter, a cook, you name it.” After a stint in Mexico City where Bennett attended culinary school, she worked as a cook at Providence, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Hollywood. This is where it all began: the idea of creating an attractive, handmade, hardworking apron. Five aprons a week for fellow kitchen workers soon led to a team of seamstresses and Hedley and Bennett was born. 

Now, a year later, Bennett makes customized aprons for celebrity chefs, restaurant clients, barbers, and artists, and sells her readymade aprons to stores in LA and via her own online shop. Her designs hover around the $100 mark, and Bennett goes to great lengths to make them worth it, using comfortable, durable materials and winning details like reinforced lined pockets, brass hardware, and adjustable neck straps, so that they work equally well for men and women, the tall and small.

An Apron for Everyone from Hedley  Bennett in LA portrait 3

Above: Ellen Bennett in her LA Fashion District office. Photo via Los Angeles Times. She makes her aprons from a range of fabrics, including Japanese denim (known to be among the best in the world) and American canvas.

 An Apron for Everyone from Hedley  Bennett in LA portrait 4

Above: The Squid Ink apron is made from raw black denim; $65 from Hedley and Bennett. 

An Apron for Everyone from Hedley  Bennett in LA portrait 5

Above: The blue Japanese denim Dakota has three pockets and an extra long waist strap; $90.

An Apron for Everyone from Hedley  Bennett in LA portrait 6

Above: The Sunday Limited Edition apron has two lap pockets, one chest pocket, and brass hardware. It’s made of gray Italian candiani denim; $89.

An Apron for Everyone from Hedley  Bennett in LA portrait 7

Above: The Nonna apron is reversible: blue twill on one side, blue on the other; $126

An Apron for Everyone from Hedley  Bennett in LA portrait 8

Above: Made from Japanese selvage magenta denim, the Lennon apron has a double pen chest pocket and antique brass hardware; $98. 

An Apron for Everyone from Hedley  Bennett in LA portrait 9

Above: The Chestnut is Japanese brown denim with gold straps, a triple chest pocket, and antique brass hardware; $98. 

If you like to live in aprons as much as we do, also check out our post 10 Easy Pieces: Utility Aprons, and An Apron For All Hours, Indigo Edition.

Product summary  Item 7 136Item 8 137

Have a Question or Comment About This Post?

Join the conversation

v5.0