Houston Chronicle | September 5, 2012
This summer, at a stylish, Rice Village clothing boutique, several women executives threw a networking party for fellow entrepreneurs. The guests of honor hailed from a nonprofit that includes Karenni tribeswomen, Iraqi emigres, survivors from Bhutan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. All were women, and all were members of the Community Cloth, a refugee-run start-up that sells handmade traditional textiles to eager Houstonians.
The soiree exemplified why Houston now absorbs more refugees than any other city in the country. It's a city that rewards reinvention.