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Rated: Good

price: $$$$

location: United States

ABLE is a womenswear label creating versatile, easy going clothing for everyday wear with a range of footwear and accessories to match.

ABLE sustainability rating


3 out of 5


4 out of 5


3 out of 5

Overall rating: Good

Our ratings are based on a scale from 1 (We avoid) to 5 (Great) How we rate

Our “Planet” rating evaluates brands based on the environmental policies in their supply chains, from carbon emissions and wastewater to business models and product circularity. Here we rate ABLE “It's a Start”. These are a few factors influencing its score:

  • It uses some lower-impact materials including recycled materials.
  • There’s no evidence it’s taking meaningful action to reduce or eliminate hazardous chemicals in manufacturing.
  • It produces long lasting products.
  • To minimise waste, it reuses some of its scraps.

Workers’ rights are central to our “People” rating, which assess brands’ policies and practices on everything from child labour to living wages and gender equality. Here we rate ABLE “Good”. These are a few factors influencing its score:

  • It has a mission to improve social conditions and empower workers from disadvantaged communities.
  • It partly traces its supply chain including all of the final production stage.
  • It ensures some workers in the final production stage are paid a living wage.
  • It audits its suppliers.

Brands’ animal welfare policies and, where applicable, how well they trace their animal-derived products are the focus of our “Animals” rating. Here we rate ABLE “It's a Start”. These are a few factors influencing its score:

  • There’s no evidence it has an animal welfare policy.
  • It appears to use wool, silk, and pearl.
  • It uses some recycled leather in its leather products.
  • It doesn’t appear to use down, fur, angora, exotic animal skin, or exotic animal hair.

Based on all publicly available information we’ve reviewed, we rate ABLE “Good” overall.

Last updated March 2023