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Able Made

Able Made is an active lifestyle brand that inspires healthy living.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Retailing / Distribution
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2011
  • Employees 5
  • Website ablemadeshop.com

Company Summary

Able Made is an active lifestyle brand that inspires healthy living. Our products are designed, sourced, and manufactured to the highest standards that respect both people and the planet. We have best selling/sold out products on Threadless, MoMA Store, High Line store/online, abc carpet & home and more, and have had hit exclusive product collaborations with the Creative Director of Apple, Threadless, Anya/Project Runway and more.

Team

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    IDEO, NYC Office
    Brand Experience and Website Development Firm

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    Suzanne McKenzie
    Founder + CEO

    Suzanne leads Able Made as Founder and CEO, focusing on business growth and product development with her creative leadership partners. She guides and develops the impact that can be made through the sale of each piece, as well as creates strategies for bringing communities together to spark the dialogue that leads to action.

    Prior to launching Able Made, Suzanne spent 12 years in the advertising and design consultancy worlds, working at Arnold

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    Bonnie MacKay
    Merchandising Strategist

    Until recently, Bonnie was the Director of Creative and Marketing at MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art. Previously, she was Operating Vice President, Fashion Director at Bloomingdales.
    She has had an immense impact on product and brand development in her roles at MoMA and Bloomingdales. She brings a unique understanding of brand identity to a diverse roster of brands including MUJI, Alessi, Kartell, Vitra, Moleskine, NUNO, Echo Design Group, Desig

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    Lisa Taylor
    Creative Direction and Writing

    Lisa Taylor is an integrated copywriter with thirteen years of industry experience, working with agencies and clients of all sizes. Before dedicating herself fulltime to her business, Taylor Writing Integrated Copywriting and Creative, she was an associate creative director at Arnold Worldwide on the Ocean Spray global account. Additional client experience includes: Battat Toys, Fidelity Investments, Insulet, Talbots, TJX and Volkswagen. In the b

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    Melissa Joy Manning
    Advisory Board Member

    Melissa Joy Manning began creating her designs using recycled metals and locally sourced stones. Today, she is recognized not only for her long standing commitment to social and environmental sustainability, but also for her continued evolution of innovative and distinctive jewelry designs. Certified “green” by state of California, Melissa’s studio employs local artisans to create her unique, handmade pieces.

    Melissa continues not only to pu

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    David Geisinger
    Advisory Board Member

    As head of retail business strategy & innovation at eBay Inc., David leads a team of mobile and digital strategists and developers focused on innovative technologies and experiences that drive new approaches to connecting retailers and consumers om a global scale. David and his team are focused on creating the future – transforming how retailers engage in an omni-channel world. 
    Over his 20-year career David went from software engineer to start-

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    Ameena Majid
    Advisory Board Member

    Ameena is a partner in the Chicago law office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, a full-service national law firm with more than 800 lawyers across 14 domestic and international offices and ranked among the top 10 most innovative law firms by the Financial Times in 2011 and 2012. She co-chairs the Firm’s national Executive Compensation practice group.
    Ameena collaborates with her clients to strategize on the breadth of employee benefit and executive compe

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    Shainoor Khoja
    Advisory Board Member

    Shainoor, Principal of Better Business Solutions, holds several board positions: Social Venture Networks, FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance Program, Vision Spring and MODiSE (telemedicine). In addition, she has developed relationships with organizations that are local as well as international businesses, NGO’s and civil society organizations and academia. Examples include Blackberry GCC, Saudi Telecom Company, Mobily and Etisalat, Vendtek, MoreMagic,

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    Launch Collective, NYC
    CFO and Business Strategy

    Launch Collective provides crucial early stage strategic planning and implementation to entrepreneurs looking to launch and cultivate sustainable businesses. When launching a fashion brand, the industry can often seem opaque, confusing and archaic. Launch Collective breaks through the gatekeepers and old school ways offering best practices, industry expertise, and valuable relationships.

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    Catherine Bennett
    Advisory Board Member

    Catherine Bennett joined IMG Fashion in the spring of 2013 as Senior Vice President and Managing Director, spearheading IMG’s global portfolio of the fashion industry’s most impactful events and initiatives. In this role, Ms. Bennett oversees over 30 events a year including fashion weeks in New York, Berlin, Istanbul, Toronto, Mumbai and Sydney.
    Ms. Bennett joined IMG Fashion from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), the leading n

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    Duane Bray
    Advisory Board Member

    Duane Bray is a Partner at IDEO and Global Head of Talent, leading the firm’s strategy around everything related to people and culture. His primary work focuses on the firm’s approach to career development, mentoring and support, recruiting and on boarding and building IDEO’s external networks. Bray transitioned to this role in late 2011, after 16 years working in the firm as a practicing designer, client lead, and head of different elements of I

Advisors

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    Fried Frank LLP
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed

Previous Investors

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    Sappi Ideas that Matter
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    Ameena Majid
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    Shanoor Khoja
    Unconfirmed