Ellington was founded in 1986 with a simple, durable Rucksack, a bag that embodied the practical and independent spirit that is still the core of their company. This independence is reflected by Ellington's consumers as well. The company has since grown into an extensive line of accessories providing handbags, briefcases, totes, travel bags and wallets in fine leathers and fabrics under the Ellington brand, and fabric totes and travel bags in colorful prints under the new elsapel label. Known for its focus on distinctive materials and classic designs, Ellington's products communicate quality and character without large logos or trendy gimmicks. Ellington Leather products are available through specialty stores, national catalogs and online retailers including ellingtonleather.com. Ellington operates a company store in Portland, Oregon.
Ellington is a lifestyle accessories company providing practical yet fashionable accessories for both women and men. The company's products are sold under the Ellington and elsapel brands as well as to an extensive list of private label clients, including Sundance Catalog, Smith & Hawken and Pendleton Woolen Mills. Like the Original Ellington Rucksack, their new collections offer exceptional designs creatively built from the finest materials. They believe that common sense and character trump status; that craftsmanship and quality surpass fleeting style; and, above all, that function need not come at the expense of fashion.