Shopping at Able Made is always a two-fer. Known for its collaborative spirit, the conscious e-tailer has worked with likes of Public School, Melissa Joy Manning, Loomstate’s Scott Mmackinlay Hahn, and FEED Projects’ Lauren Bush Lauren. Suzanne McKenzie, the company’s founder, can now add another name to her already-impressive roster: New York City artist and jeweler Pamela Love, who has created a necklace in support of the Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition shelter, where Love volunteers.
Love, a steering member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Sustainability Committee crafted the 24-inch-long “Annabelle” pendant from responsibly sourced, recycled metals, including brass, antique silver, and rose-gold plating.
True to Love’s naturalistic aesthetic, the hand-carved design features two birds and a cat sharing a drink from a water fountain.
“I’ve always loved Pamela’s aesthetic,” McKenzie tells Ecouterre. “Her pieces are not only beautiful but are already making an impact by being designed and manufactured in NYC with recycled metals. We’re proud to help support one of Pamela’s passions, animal care, through our partnership.”
McKenzie, who founded Able Made to empower consumers, designers, and nonprofits alike, says she’s seeing a growing number of people who recognize the impact of their dollars.
“More and more, people want to know where the items they buy are coming from, and who is behind the manufacturing,” she says. “Like food, people are looking at the label wanting to know the source. For Able Made how we are raising awareness and funds for projects is equally as important as the design of our piece. Everyone loves discounts and low price points, but many times, that comes at a greater cost.”