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Global Activism: Blue Meets Blue Ethically Employs Chicago Refugee Women To Make Upscale Fashion

When we first met Shahd Alasaly, she told us about her “passion for fashion.” While finishing her master’s thesis in international psychology on the plight of refugees upon arrival to the U.S., Alasaly would co-found the online clothing store Blue Meets Blue. She chose the name because it brings to mind the blue sea and blue sky confronting refugees on their sometimes perilous journeys.

The Chicago-based company hires refugee women in the United States to make upscale, yet affordable, fashion for flexible working hours at fair wages. For our Global Activism segment, Alasaly updates us on what she calls her “ethical clothing store.”

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