In 2016 I took a big risk in the retail industry and co-founded [with designer Karen Fowler] Pour Les Femmes, a social-enterprise sleepwear company that gives back to women in conflict regions around the world. Through a partnership with the civil society group Action Kivu, a U.S. nonprofit, we've been able to contribute to the construction of the Congo Peace School in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; it will eventually serve 480 vulnerable children and orphans. We've also collaborated with Give Work, a workshop in Goma, in the country's eastern region, that employs 200 talented embroiderers and tailors. Our collection includes pieces that feature traditional Congolese details, a reminder to our consumers that they're helping to support these women and their communities.
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