Soccer-Inspired Luxury Clothing Line Kicks Off Sustainable Fashion Collaboration with Burberry

by Amir Bakian

Able Made, the trailblazing soccer-inspired, socially conscious lifestyle brand, is scoring big in the fashion industry with its exciting partnership with Burberry, the iconic British luxury fashion house.

Just in time to partake in the world-wide excitement around the Women’s World Cup, this game-changing collaboration introduces the MADE2 collection, a capsule collection featuring upcycled Burberry fabrics, offering eco-conscious consumers a taste of luxury, comfort, and responsible fashion.

Sustainability and ethical practices have become focal points in the fashion world, and Able Made has been leading the charge. By joining forces with Burberry, a symbol of timeless craftsmanship, Able Made is amplifying its commitment to waste reduction and circular fashion.


Caroline Laurie, VP of Corporate Responsibility at Burberry, expressed her enthusiasm for the collaboration, stating, “We’re delighted to support initiatives such as Able Made’s MADE2 collections by donating leftover materials. Partnering with organizations to emphasize the importance of circularity and sustainable practices helps bring positive change to our industry.” This partnership not only showcases the power of upcycling but also exemplifies the spirit of innovation and collaboration within the sustainable fashion sphere.

In an industry plagued by massive textile waste, Able Made’s transformative initiative aims to raise awareness about the environmental impact while redefining the notion of luxury. By utilizing upcycled Burberry fabrics, the brand proves that sustainable fashion can seamlessly blend with style, quality, and conscious production, demonstrating that elegance can coexist with eco-friendliness.

Able Made, a soccer-inspired athleisure brand, was founded in 2013 by designer and social entrepreneur Suzanne McKenzie. The purpose-driven brand came to life after Suzanne tragically lost her husband, a Jamaican-born guidance counselor, soccer coach, and city-youth mentor, to sudden cardiac arrest while playing the game he loved.

Suzanne founded a charity in her late husband’s name, the Ucal Mckenzie Breakaway Foundation, which teaches healthy lifestyle to city youth through soccer and has been growing in partnership with Able Made, ever since.


Crafted with meticulous care in New York City, the MADE2 collections proudly embody Able Made’s commitment to mindful production and the empowerment of city youth. Each garment features a unique spin on the pattern of a soccer ball, paying homage to Able Made’s signature monogram and soccer roots. These pieces are made to last, ensuring exceptional quality and longevity. Proceeds from sales contribute to funding city youth soccer and health camps and clinics in Boston, Hartford, and soon, New York City.

Suzanne McKenzie, Founder and CEO of Able Made, expresses her excitement about the partnership, stating, “We are thrilled to collaborate with Burberry for our MADE2 collections. By utilizing Burberry’s donated fabrics, we are able to create a unique collection that showcases the beauty of upcycled materials while promoting sustainability. Together, we aim to inspire consumers to make conscious choices and redefine the future of fashion.”

The MADE2 capsule collection will be exclusively available through the Able Made website, catering to fashion enthusiasts and sustainability advocates alike. With limited quantities, these pieces are sure to be in high demand.

Presented by: Ascend Agency

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