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June 14, 2022

Father's Day Gift Guide: The Best Workout Gear For Travelers

Why not get a windbreaker from a brand made responsibly, ethically, and domestically? Able Made's Caden Windbreaker is cut from certified organic cotton rib and recycled, water-resistant nylon making it soft, lightweight, yet durable.

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May 16, 2022

Built From the Heart for a Bolder Future

The Gritdaily Podcast featuring Able Made's very own Suzanne Mckenzie

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May 2022

RESPONSIBLY-MADE ATHLEISURE BRAND ABLE MADE LAUNCHES IMMERSIVE POP-UP AT 1 HOTEL CENTRAL PARK

On the heels of its recent retail partnership in collaboration with Energi

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April 29, 2022

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: The Best Travel Accessories For Organized Moms

Traveling with kids at any age means bringing extra items to entertain and keep the family organized. That’s why it’s vital to get a bag that’s versatile enough to go from day to night while big enough for everything

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April 28, 2022

Eco-Friendly Pop-Up in Midtown Hotel for Earth Month

Featured on New York's very own news outlet

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January 28, 2022

Valentine's Day Gift Guide: What to Get Every Type of Partner

For romantic to adventurous, we've got you covered

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December 10, 2021

The Cutest Personalized and Custom Gifts at Every Price Point

Your gift-giving cred will be off-the-charts when you deliver a gift made just for them

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December 7, 2021

The Best Handbags And Accessories To Give Your Style That Holiday Boost

This holiday season, when it comes to womenswear opulence, timeless style and modern accessories —will shed something bright on your overall look. In fact, as the song says, ‘it’s the most wonderful time of the year’ to accessorize and keeping the look merry and bright.

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November 24, 2021

Shop This, Not that: 'Less Is More' Sustainable Accessories Gifting

Holiday shopping and gifting in the sustainability scene follows a "less is more" mentality for new hats, bags and jewelry.

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November 19, 2021

in her own words

As we continue to struggle with the long tail of Covid-19, women acknowledge what strengths got them through. Suzanne McKenzie knew she was resilient and the pandemic proved it once more.

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October 25, 2021

Able Made Pilots Sustainable Fashion-Meets- Wellness Space in SoHo

The athleisure brand's new unit features a collaboration with experiential wellness company Energi and a partnership with Jaden Smith’s Just Water.

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June 5, 2021

30 GOOD GIFTS FOR FATHER’S DAY

This beautiful art-inspired box is comprised of four pairs of socks of your choice from their entire sock library. It’s available in a variety of vibrant colors and stunning designs inspired by artists like Frida Khalo and Vasily Kandinsky.

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April 30, 2021

How Able Made’s Circular Products Are Fueling Healthier Communities

“My goal is to become a leading athluxury brand, and be used as a case for setting standards high so we can all thrive,” she says. “I want to demonstrate the power of design thinking and show how many problems we can solve using strong design — whether it’s creating a more sustainable world; or fostering a healthier, more connected and empowered community.”

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April 2021 Issue

Good on you

Real Simple featured Able Made Boldly Solid Crew Socks in a piece by Associate Fashion Editor Flavia Nunez

We found the earth-friendly versions of all your fashion favorites – and share tips on how and where to shop for them. Now go ahead and wear them into the ground.

January 15, 2021

LIVE BOLDLY WITH ABLE MADE

Fruit handbags? Let us tell you a little more about a sustainable brand with a big heart and a new way of accessorizing.

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January 9, 2021

Suzanne McKenzie: 5 Things You Need To Know To Create A Successful Lifestyle Brand

I had the pleasure of interviewing Suzanne McKenzie, founder and CEO of Able Made, an active lifestyle brand that inspires healthy living and combines bold design with responsible manufacturing and giving back. An award-winning creative director/designer by trade, she is passionate about using design and collaboration to make the world a better place.

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September 2, 2020

Suzanne McKenzie on How to Align Your Values With Your Creative Output

"If you don't ask, the answer is always no.

That's one thing I live by. A lot of the collaborations I have are because of cold calls or because of an email — I was given someone's email, wrote a note introducing myself and my idea. You have to get past the nervousness or hesitation to ask if someone will work with you."

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July 19, 2020

THE STYLE SERIES

How an entrepreneur inspired by the sudden death of her husband used $75,000 to launch a sustainable fashion brand and was recognized by the Obama Administration.

In an interview with Business Insider, McKenzie talks about launching her business, founding her company, and her successful cold-call to Anna Wintour.

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May 9, 2020

Suzanne Mckenzie, Founder of Able Made

We sat down with Suzanne Mckenzie, Founder, CEO, and Creative Director of Able Made, an active lifestyle brand that inspires healthy living. Suzanne is an award-winning creative director with experience in branding for the FEED Foundation, Tom Ford, Maria Sharapova, MoMA, and more. She believes that design can drive lasting change.

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November 25, 2019

WORDS WITH (FASHION) FRIENDS: SUZANNE MCKENZIE

We caught up with McKenzie to discuss Able Made, philanthropy and her generous support for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer.

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October 1, 2019

Strahan, Sara and Keke' Deals and Steals on brands supporting the fight against breast cancer

Able Made has donated over $10,000 to Fashion Targets Breast Cancer. Every sock style supports a different cause.

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May 11, 2018

Able Made x The Met: A Museum-Worthy Sock Collection

Make it a fashionable Friday with these simply exquisite 'works of art' for your feet any art collector would be proud to wear.

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March 3, 2017

B-Corp Boot CAmp

Suzanne is a member of the Business Leader community at the Yale Center for Business and the Environment. She contributed to B-Corp Boot Camp, on a panel of entrepreneurs who discussed real world implications and opportunities of their business status, and the pros and cons of becoming a certified B Corp or Benefit Corporation.

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October 19, 2016

Design from the Inside: The Able Made Story

Filmed on October 19, 2016 at the 2016 AIGA Design Conference

A personal tragedy led Suzanne McKenzie to start Able Made, an active lifestyle fashion brand that promotes healthy living and gives back to city youth through soccer. In this video, she talks about how design can solve the biggest problems, inspire, and promote a connected humanity.

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October 30, 2015

FTBC SPOTLIGHT: ABLE MADE SOCKS

"We ask our customers to share the causes that are closest to their hearts, and breast cancer research is one of the top causes they selected. The statistics are alarming. About one in eight U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. [...]

Often, in those situations, you can feel helpless. I want to empower our community–people who have been diagnosed, survivors, families and friends–and give them a way to stay positive and to help."

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6/25/2014

On-the-go-giveaway

Able Made was featured by Oh Joy Studio, founded by Joy Cho, author of six books and consulted for hundreds of creative businesses around the world. Joy has given keynote speeches on entrepreneurship, leadership, and business at many conferences and companies including Alt Summit, Pinterest HQ, Target HQ, and Hallmark HQ. For two years in a row, Joy was named one of Time’s 30 Most Influential People on the Internet.

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May 2, 2014

PAY IT FORWARD

This author had a personal connection to Ucal McKenzie.

Sometimes I view the internet as a great big, black hole, and other times I am amazed at the way it connects the dots ... When I spoke to my daughter about him today, she got a little misty eyed when she said “Mom, Ucal was the face of all guidance at our school.”  It made me feel Suzanne’s passion all the more intensely, and I immediately wanted to share this innovative company with all of my readers ...  If we as consumers remember that the choices we make fuel the economy, collectively our dollars can have a real impact.

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April 18, 2014

Power in Numbers

We chatted with Suzanne McKenzie, founder of Able Made, about her company, the Loomstate x Able Made collaboration, going organic, and how she spends her weekends. Read on and make sure to visit Able Made for our collaborative tee as well as tons of other unique and socially conscious products.

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Able Made Whitney Pozgay WHIT Teen Vogue
Able Made Whitney Pozgay WHIT Teen Vogue

December 5, 2013

Holiday Finds for the Fashion-Obsessed

Able Made X WHIT Clutch designed in collaboration with Whitney Pozgay.

From dreamy designer bags to super chic accessories, these must-haves are perfect for those impossible-to-shop-fors.

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Able Made Melissa Joy Manning Jewelry

August 21, 2013

We're Loving These Hoop Earrings From Jewelry Designer Melissa Joy Manning That Are Sustainable AND Benefit Charity!

If you are paying more attention to the environmental and social impact of your purchases, you'll want to know more about jewelry designer Melissa Joy Manning, who not only cares about sustainability but is also giving a portion of the proceeds from her new collection to charity. This sounds like a win-win situation, right?

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Able Made Whitney Pozgay WHIT Teen Vogue
Able Made Whitney Pozgay WHIT Teen Vogue

10/31/2013

E-commerce Site Able Made Gearing Up for Holidays

WILLING AND ABLE: Loomstate’s Scott Mackinlay Hahn, Melissa Joy Manning, Apple’s creative director Alan Dye and Whit’s Whitney Pozgay are among the collaborators joining forces with the socially responsible e-commerce site Able Made. They have created exclusive items for the e-tailer, which aims “to offer products that make others more able” by supporting select charitable causes.

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January 24, 2013

Do Good & Look Good With This Bracelet By The Brave Collection

This do-gooder arm candy is available exclusively at Able Made, an e-commerce — founded by a former MoMA art director — that aims to impact the world through its inventory.

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Able Made Refinery 29 Press Brave Bracelet Jessica Hendricks

November 26, 2012

Public School and Able Made Collaborate To Help With Education in Developing Countries

The Lobo Tote Bag [...] helps their goals of getting children in developing nations access to education. With the help of Pencils of Promise, the sales of the tote will provide one-year education for 120 children who need it most.

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