Lebanese Designer Rami Kadi Just Launched An Initiative To Raise Funds For Beirut

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Lebanese designer Rami Kadi has launched an initiative to support vulnerable families affected by the explosion in Beirut.

Kadi is bringing back the Women Empowerment embroidered t-shirts from his Spring/Summer 2018 collection. 

T-shirts are selling for 100,000 L.L. with every lira going to Family Aid Lebanon. Family Aid is a local initiative founded by a group of friends to help people in need as a result of the Beirut blast. 

Their aim is to “reach left-out families and individuals who need help at times of crises and to provide money, sustenance, and medical support to help them stand up after their fall” and to do so in the most transparent way. 

Rami Kadi is one of many Beirut-based designers who were affected that fateful day. Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad, Sandra Mansour, Rabih Kayrouz, Andrea Wazen, and many more have had extensive property damage and are recovering from the blast.

Moreover, world celebrities recently joined Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad in a similar initiative with a t-shirt inspired by Beirut and its reference as the phoenix, for its commonly-believed ability to rise from the ashes. 

On whether Beirut will rise again, this is no question. It’s a matter of time. Thankfully, people around the world keep Lebanon near and dear to their hearts and are doing what they can to provide relief. Beirut, you will heal.

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