Small business feature: ABLE
ABLE was born from the desire to create sustainable jobs for women so they could create a better future for themselves and their families. What started as a small operation selling scarves quickly grew as consumers saw the meaningful impact their purchases made. ABLE now provides women with fashion options from head-to-toe. From quality leather goods and handmade jewelry to denim and shoes, they’re supplying thoughtfully designed options for the creative, strong, important, and ABLE women across the world.
Empowering women to make meaningful impact
ABLE’s mission is to empower women. They’ve seen firsthand how providing women with safe and dignified jobs can not only impact their families but communities as a whole.
The more we can support women with jobs, especially women who have overcome extraordinary circumstances and often lack opportunity, the greater impact we will have.
With partnerships in Ethiopia, Brazil, Mexico, China, India, Portugal, and Nashville, Tennessee, they’re able to make a difference for women and communities around the world.
Their responsibility to their customers, planet, and social impact
Just like ABLE, at Loop & Tie we select partners for our gifting platform who share our commitment to giving back. ABLE operates with three key focus areas at the forefront of everything they do: customers, the planet, and women empowerment.
Their promise to their customers
As a fashion company, ABLE is committed to body inclusivity, because regardless of your size, shape, stage of life, or ability, you are ABLE as you are and should have fashion options that celebrate this. Each product is backed by a lifetime guarantee, and some styles also allow for size swaps as your life and size change.
Their promise to the planet
To help minimize their impact on the planet, ABLE looks for products that use eco-conscious materials that stand the test of time. Their leather products are produced from upcycled leather, their jewelry is created using recycled silver and natural solutions, and their denim products are sourced from western manufacturers that take a more sustainable approach in their operations. They’re also moving toward 100% recyclable packaging and clothing tags. High-quality material coupled with their size swap program and recyclable packaging helps keep their products and shipping materials out of landfills.
Their promise to empower women
As a woman-owned business, their promise to empower women starts from within. They’ve established an intentional culture of empowerment that includes providing jobs to women who often lack opportunities and promoting from within. They’re committed to diversity and inclusion, making sure the actions they take help implement systemic changes to expand and impact their community while making a local and global impact.
They also partner with vendors that align with their promise of empowerment. Using their third-party system ACCOUNTABLE, they’re able to conduct on-site audits of their vendors to evaluate wages, benefits, safety, and equality. They’re also transparent in holding themselves accountable by sharing their ACCOUNTABLE scores. This gesture makes them the first brand to publish their lowest wages in an industry where 98% of workers don’t make enough to cover their basic needs.
Gifts for the ABLE women of the world
Each of their products in our marketplace are produced and sold to help empower women and positively impact local and global communities. Fun fact: the pieces are named after the women who made them. Learn more about what’s available in our collections:
- Alem Card Case: Featuring four card slots and a center slot for cash, the Alem card case is thin enough to slip in your pocket but designed to carry everything you need!
- Delilah Belt Bag: Look cool and stay organized in your new Delilah belt bag. If you want, you can switch it up by wearing it over your shoulder or as a fanny pack.
- Mamuye Purse + Leather Cardholder: The Mamuye Classic Tote is the perfect everyday tote. Crafted with the highest quality, this bag is made to stand the test of time. This set comes with a mini leather cardholder that lays flat with hardware-free closure and rounded corners.
- Mare Handle Clutch: Simple yet sophisticated, this clutch takes any look to the next level and is a favorite sidekick for an evening out.
- Mare Phone Wallet: Made from 100% leather, this phone wallet is the best of both worlds, the Mare Phone Wallet has the perfect compartments for both your cards and your phone.
- Rosa Sling + Passport Holder: The minimalist silhouette makes the Rosa Sling a perfect on-the-go bag for whatever your day holds. Make this your carry-on travel companion with the matching leather passport holder.
Ready to show appreciation with gifts that give back? Send our $50, $100, $150, or $250 collections, which include these ABLE Clothing pieces in them now.