Able Made, a socially responsible e-commerce site retailing select, cause-funding products, as well as exclusive design collaboration pieces, is now live at www.ablemadeshop.com.
Artisans and designers from celebrated brands including Threadless, Public School, The Brave Collection, Shashi, & Anya Ayoung Chee, have come together with the mission to “offer products that make others more ‘able’.” The limited edition custom designed products are available for purchase on the site. A portion of sales from each Able Made product supports select charitable causes and initiatives.
Founder and CEO, Suzanne McKenzie, says,
"We’re a storytelling brand: a place where people can support causes they care about through beautifully designed products. At the same time, we’re cultivating a platform for our partners to communicate their passion for good more effectively with consumers, quantifying how their work is affecting positive change in tangible, sharable ways.”
Products sold on the site fall into two categories: Able Made Exclusives, and Able Made Selects. Able Made Exclusives are limited edition products made exclusively in partnership with Able Made, These collaborations benefit organizations including VH1’s Save The Music Foundation, Pencils of Promise, Somaly Mam Foundation, and the CFDA Foundation.
Able Made Selects are cause-funding products, crowd sourced from Able Made shoppers, who are passionate about supporting specific causes, including items from Lauren Bush Lauren’s Feed Foundation, and the Ucal McKenzie Breakway Foundation.
All of these products result in tangible, quantifiable give-backs.
“We wanted consumers to be able to see specifically where their dollars go, and see how they had a direct impact on someone’s life,”
“We are proud to give causes a greater opportunity to be seen. With all of our products, we
strive to make the impact easy to understand – whether it's providing 100 hours of music lessons in New York or 1,000 vaccines in Africa. Essentially, we make a piece’s impact as much a part of the product as its color.”