Fashion Designer Takes Corporate Social Responsibility to a New Level Through the Streets of Rwanda

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Bluesuits LLC, a luxury brand of women’s business-wear, is partnering with MindLeaps to raise funds to rescue street children in Rwanda.

Bluesuits LLC, a luxury brand of women’s business-wear, is partnering with MindLeaps to raise funds to rescue street children in Rwanda. From June 5, 2017 to December 31, 2017, Bluesuits LLC will contribute 5% of all sales to MindLeaps. Jamak Kharza, fashion designer and founder of Bluesuits LLC, dresses professional women and high-net-worth women CEOs. Now, she is giving new meaning to “high fashion” by helping some of the poorest kids in the world.

The arts have always held a special place for Kharza, who holds a Masters degree in Piano Performance from University of Illinois and an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School. Her work in fashion started when she was just 15 years old in Tehran, Iran. In 1985, she started Bluesuits in New York City to address the wardrobe needs of professional women. While at Columbia Business School, Khazra was a finalist in the Greenhouse Lang Fund. She chose to work on Wall Street with UBS Warburg in equity research while keeping Bluesuits operational. It was her clients that made Khazra leave Wall Street and pursue her passion in helping women build a sustainable, professional wardrobe.

MindLeaps founder Rebecca Davis met Kharza in New York City. Davis had been running MindLeaps in Rwanda, Guinea and Bosnia-Herzegovina since 2011. Leveraging her own business degree and passion for the arts, Davis worked with educators to develop a dance-based methodology to help street children develop the cognitive skills they need to go to school.

“I believe that we can change the world though arts and music, and I am honored to have the opportunity to help raise funds for MindLeaps,” remarked Khazra. “Rebecca, through MindLeaps, is literally lifting children out of sewers and transitioning them into school through dance. MindLeaps is a grassroots non-profit. They don’t have easy access to large foundation funding or government support. They work with local staff on a shoestring budget.”

Davis was thrilled to hear that Bluesuits will be donating 5% of all sales to MindLeaps’ school fund. “Today, more than ever, MindLeaps is looking for individuals and businesses who can find it in their hearts to support street children. Proceeds from Bluesuits sales will help us enroll youth in school, which leads to employment and a way off the streets.”

Please join Bluesuits to change the lives of vulnerable children.
5% percent of all purchases will go directly to MindLeaps’ school fund.

Or: Make an Appointment online to visit Bluesuits or call 212-787-0278 for an appointment.

About Bluesuits
Bluesuits Collection is a collection of ready-made as well as custom-tailored sportswear co-ordinates designed for professional women. Bluesuits Collection is designed and produced in New York City.

About MindLeaps:
MindLeaps is a 501(c)3 organization based in the United States and working in post-conflict countries to permanently decrease the number of out-of-school children. MindLeaps combines a dance program to improve cognitive development with vocational training to prepare youth for a stable life in school or in the workplace.

For More Information:                                                    
Jamak Kharza (Bluesuits) – 212-787-0278 or sales(at)bluesuitsonline(dot)com
Eleanor Milburn (MindLeaps) – 646 902 1295 or eleanor(at)mindleaps(dot)org


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