Our Story

Founded with heart

Our Story

Founded with heart

A FOUNDER’S PASSION: MEET SUZANNE

All things Able Made are made with heart. After losing her husband to sudden cardiac arrest while playing the game he loved, Suzanne created a youth soccer foundation in his honor and followed with Able Made to support it. Since launching in 2012, her vision raises and resets standards by weaving circularity, sustainability, quality, and authenticity into purposeful collections that are more gentle on the planet, generate local jobs, create healthier communities, and give back.

Each product is locally made to love, last, and make a difference—extending beyond her own Ucal McKenzie Breakaway Foundation. Suzanne’s collections and designer collaborations have raised awareness, loyalty, and support for Pencils of Promise, VH1 Save the Music Foundation, CFDA Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, The Guggenheim Museum, The Met, The High Line, and other nonprofits. When Able Made steps forward, it empowers others to do the same.

SUZANNE MCKENZIE
FOUNDER, CEO/CREATIVE DIRECTOR

FOUNDED WITH THE MISSION TO EMPOWER CITY YOUTH

Since launching in 2012 to support the Ucal Mckenzie Breakaway Foundation, we continue to expand our sustainable collections and designer collaborations. Part of this success is because as we’ve grown, our mission hasn’t changed. We’re always supporting responsible manufacturing while raising thousands of dollars for city-youth health and other powerful nonprofit initiatives aimed to build our communities.

UCAL MCKENZIE

Ucal was a first-generation immigrant from Jamaica, coming to the USA at the age of 16. His passions were helping others, soccer, family—and laughing. As a high school guidance counselor, soccer coach, and city-youth mentor, he touched so many in his 32 years. His influence lives on in our hearts and through our work.


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