Fashion Challenge X: A Decade of Impact


On April 12th, over 250 guests attended a one-of-a-kind runway show featuring looks created with fabric made in RefuSHE's social enterprise, a program that fosters leadership and business skills through the design and production of hand-dyed fabrics and scarves.

Our most successful to date, this year’s gala was an incredible start to our 2018 celebration of our Decade of Impact. We raised over $190,000 to continue our work protecting, nurturing, and empowering refugee girls.

The bold and inspiring designs featured on the runway were equally beautiful, but it was Rakan Shams-Aldeen who stole the show as the winner of the RefuSHE's Fashion Challenge X. Congratulations, Rakan!

Fashion Challenge X was the second stop on the UN Refugee Agency's (UNHCR's) #WithRefugees World Tour. The #WithRefugees World Tour is a series of public events that raise awareness and inspire more action for individuals who have been forced to flee their homes due to conflict or persecution.

Thank you to UNHCR, ABC7, WGN Radio, and Now.Chicago for highlighting the event in your publications.

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