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"Rama-what?"

Around half of the refugees being resettled to America are Muslim. So it’s safe to say that you have most likely come into contact with or met a Muslim here in the US. Through this internship I have had the pleasure of meeting Huda, a refugee from Iraq and employee of Melt Goods. I also have a close friend, Amani, who I have had the pleasure of being friends with for the past four years. Both being Muslim women, I came across a lot of information that I had not been exposed to in the past. Working alongside and growing friendships with Huda and Amani introduced me to the holiday known as Ramadan. Some readers may be thinking “Rama-what?” In...

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You're Invited to Join the Convo.

We want Y-O-U to join the convo about refugees.  One of the goals here at Melt is to inform and educate you about anything and everything that has to do with refugees. We are over here trying to figure out how to create a sustainable business that not only provides empowering and happy jobs for resettled refugee women, but also is one that is profitable. Obvi the more we can sell, the more women we can support through employment. So we want this blog to be an interesting, approachable, and relevant source of information for you. Annnnnyways, we're starting to create a list of topics to post. We've brought on some super-rad summer interns who will help research, interview, and discuss a variety...

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Summer Intern Wanted!

Hey hey, loves! We're looking for a summer intern to join our rad team. Job description below. Get after it and apply!  MELT GOODS SUMMER 2017 INTERNDESCRIPTIONHey! We’re Melt Goods, a fashion brand that sells minimalist + geometric jewelry handmade by resettled refugee women in Dallas, Texas. We believe in good times and great design. Founded in 2016, we’re hustling and bustling to get this biz off the ground and running. There are currently three of us on the team - Meredith (the founder), plus Huda and Saja, two refugee rockstars who resettled from Iraq to Texas. The goal of Melt is to provide sustainable + happy jobs for refugee women, while educating and inspiring other businesses to do the...

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The Beginning.

Here's how it all started. The idea behind this blog is that it will be a safe place to be honest, open, and yourself. This is real talk with a flair of fun.  I'm kicking things off by sharing the story of how I got here. Side note: being the only one on the team who is from America and fluent in English, I have no one to tell me this is stupid, or lame, or that it sounds a lot like those post-college ramblings. Call me a typical millennial, but I've always wanted to do something that had a meaningful impact. Something that has a real purpose and that makes a positive difference in people's lives. Through media (dare I say the internet?), we have...

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