Invest in Women
ABLE chooses to work with women because we know that when women thrive so do the economies in which they operate.
We should not be able to enjoy the things we consume at the expense of those whose basic necessities are not being met.
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.
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.
People Tree loves fashion. But we do fashion differently. We believe that fashion can be used as a tool for sustainable development, protecting people and the planet. People Tree considers peoples’ livelihoods at the very beginning of the design process, from the moment a garment is sketched.