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Through your purchase, you are ABLE to empower women and give them a job with dignity.

Invest in Women

ABLE chooses to work with women because we know that when women thrive so do the economies in which they operate.

  • According to UNICEF, Women reinvest 80 percent of their income into their families, while men invest only 30 to 40 percent.
  • The fashion industry is the third largest industrial industry in the world, employing over 60 million people, over 75% of whom are women.

Ending poverty: why women and why fashion?

We should not be able to enjoy the things we consume at the expense of those whose basic necessities are not being met. 


Our Impact

ABLE is a lifestyle brand focused on ending generational poverty by working with women who have often overcome extraordinary circumstances. We manufacture directly in the communities we wish to impact, both locally and globally, creating jobs and ending the cycle of charity dependency.


Our Story

While living in Ethiopia Barrett Ward saw firsthand how extreme poverty forced young women, generation after generation, to resort to prostitution as a means of supporting themselves and their families.

The goal was to provide an alternative that would provide these women with the opportunity to earn a living, empowering them to end the cycle of poverty that kept them trapped. Armed with multiple studies illustrating how the employment of women benefits and strengthens an entire community, the ABLE team set out on a mission to end generational poverty, one job at a time.