Maryville Gift Boutique
A classic leather tote is ALWAYS a great choice. Especially one from a globally conscious company who empowers women and restores dignity. Come shop all of our leather totes from fashionABLE. Below is there story and why we love this company so much!
In Ethiopia, Barrett Ward saw firsthand how poverty forced young women into prostitution. This has been going on for generations. They are doing this to suppor themselves and their families.
The goal was to provide an alternative that would give these women an opportunity to earn a living. All while empowering them to end the cycle of poverty that kept them trapped. Ward armed himself with studies. These illustrated how the employment of women benefits and strengthens the entire community. The ABLE team set out on a mission to end generational poverty, one job at a time.
ABLE started as a single collection of hand-woven scarves, Because of your support, it is now a one stop shop. It is ethical fashion offering leather goods, handmade jewelry, denim, clothing and footwear. You item might have come from Ethiopia, Mexico, Peru, or at our headquarters in Nashville, TN. All items have one thing in common. They are all made by woman. That is leading us a step closer to the end of generational poverty.
We are working each day to give opportunity to women in a safe and healthy environment. As always, we are encouraging our peers to do the same. This is all done with your help.
We want you to know the true impact of what you buy. 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. It is the lowest wages of our workers, not the average. We do believe in protecting and investing in women. 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. What if brands absorbed the cost of bringing workers to a living wage? It would only cost between 1-3% of the cost of the garment. When you put it that way, it doesn’t feel so insurmountable. A radical shift can happen in the fashion industry if consumer demand pushes for it.