ABLE is a lifestyle brand focused on ending generational poverty through providing economic opportunity for women.
As we have grown with you, our goals have evolved, deepened, and increased in ambition.
This growth has lead to the development of ACCOUNTABLE, a radical and disruptive reporting system that provides unparalleled transparency into the social impact of our employment and manufacturing practices, particularly the impact on women.
We want you to know the true impact of your purchase, and that can only happen with radical and disruptive transparency.
That’s why we decided to be the first company that we know of to publish our wages—the lowest wages of our workers, not the average. We believe in protecting and investing in women because we believe women will heal the world, and we want to empower consumers to have a quick and easy choice to demand change.
Only 2% of fashion workers make a wage that meets their basic needs, but if brands absorbed the cost of bringing workers to a living wage, it would likely only cost between 1-3% of the cost of the garment. When you put it that way, it doesn’t feel so insurmountable, and we believe that a radical shift can happen in the fashion industry if consumer demand pushes for it.