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LIVE IN LOVE Author's Bag Line Available for Pre-Order Now With Option to Bundle Upcoming Memoir

LIVE IN LOVE Available Everywhere August 18

Lauren Akins and ABLE announced today the ABLE x Lauren Akins Collection, a limited-time collection between the author and lifestyle brand to create two styles of women’s bags. Available for pre-order today, a portion of proceeds will benefit Love One, an organization Akins’ serves on the Board of Directors for, whose mission is to provide life-saving medical care for children in Uganda. Additionally, buyers have an option for a special bundle price of Akins’ upcoming memoir LIVE IN LOVE: Growing Together Through Life’s Changes (available everywhere August 18th) through Nashville's Parnassus bookstore. 

"I’ve personally been a big fan of ABLE for years, so it was a no-brainer to design my dream bags with them,” Akins shared. "The Shoulder Tote is the ultimate mom bag, without looking like a mom bag. I wanted it to have every possible feature you might need when trying to balance life with kids, while still looking cool and put-together. The Crossbody is the one I want to carry when I don’t have my kids – it’s simple and easy, but it still has some personality. Both bags are handmade from super soft leather, and I love knowing that they’re creating jobs for women around the world. Something I’ve seen firsthand from my work and travels to Uganda is the power of job creation in vulnerable communities, helping to free people from the cycle of poverty. That’s why this partnership is so special to me, because it’s another incredible way I can live a life of purpose each and every day."


The Lauren Shoulder Tote

• 11 1/4" h X 13 1/4" w X 5 3/4" d

 • Appaloosa Leather (shrunken grain Nubuck)

• Shoulder straps: 10” handle drop + removable / adjustable crossbody strap

• Lined interior + interior zipper pocket

• 2 outside pockets

• Magnetic closure

• Removable zip pouch with snaps 

• 10 ¼” h X 12 3/8” w

• Lined interior

• Tie-dye Ethiopian Highland Sheep Leather

• Bag made in Mexico / Pouch made in Ethiopia

The Lauren Crossbody 

 • 10 ¼” h X 12” w

• Appaloosa Leather (shrunken grain Nubuck)

 • Top Zip with fold-over flap

• Tassel in the middle of the flap -- leopard print!

• Lined interior with interior zipper pocket

• Adjustable crossbody strap

• Bag made in Mexico

For more information on ABLE X LAUREN AKINS COLLECTION, please visit or

About Lauren Akins:

Lauren Akins is a devoted mother, wife and philanthropist who lives in Nashville, TN with her husband, Country superstar Thomas Rhett and their three little girls Willa Gray, Ada James and Lennon. Lauren has been a passionate supporter and active volunteer for years and is enthusiastically continuing to support children in Uganda through her efforts with Love One International. 

About ABLE: 

Founded in 2010 as a means to bring employment to disadvantaged women and communities reliant on charity, ABLE began as a single collection of scarves made by women in Ethiopia. ABLE has since become a lifestyle brand while remaining focused on the company’s mission: challenging the fashion industry by creating transformative economic opportunities for women to end poverty. The brand’s beautiful leather bags, handmade jewelry, denim, apparel and shoes are manufactured in the communities ABLE wishes to impact, both locally at the company’s headquarters in Nashville, T.N., and globally in Ethiopia, Mexico, Brazil, and India. For more information, please visit​. 


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