Sweet Heart Rose® Kicks Off the Holiday Season With the Launch of the Patterns for Progress™ Initiative Bringing Life-Enriching Opportunities to Communities Around the World

Give the Gift of a Sweet Heart Rose Patterns for Progress Holiday Dress and Help Girls Around the World Look and Feel Beautiful

Nov 12, 2013, 09:00 ET from Kahn Lucas

NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This holiday season, Sweet Heart Rose®, a part of the Kahn Lucas family of brands, will continue their longstanding mission of enriching the lives of girls, families and communities around the world through the launch of their Patterns for Progress initiative. Inspired by the company's previous charitable endeavors, the initiative allows Sweet Heart Rose to continue their dedication to bringing timeless style to little girls everywhere and also empowers consumers to help others feel beautiful no matter their circumstances. This year the debut of their holiday collection will not only make one girl shine in her family portrait, but through Patterns for Progress will also allow 160,000 girls and women in underprivileged communities around the world access to new dresses and the opportunity to learn or practice sewing skills.

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Through the purchase of specially marked Sweet Heart Rose outfits online and at retailers nationwide, the Patterns for Progress initiative will provide a unique Ready-to-Sew Kit, containing pre-cut dress fabric, thread, needle, and detailed instructions to communities around the world through nonprofit partners like K.I.D.S  (Kids in Distressed Situations). Through Patterns for Progress, Sweet Heart Rose continues their commitment to helping girls everywhere feel beautiful and improving the lives of families and communities around the world.    

"Through our previous charitable endeavors in Ethiopia and the United States, we saw the strong impact on self-esteem that new clothes could provide to children, "said Howard Kahn, CEO of Kahn Lucas. "This inspired us to develop the Patterns for Progress initiative to find additional ways to engage communities, families, and care givers in providing clothing to their children, while also offering the tools to help learn or practice a valuable skill like sewing."

This holiday season, choose to support Sweet Heart Rose and the Patterns for Progress initiative and provide the tools for women and girls around the world to feel beautiful and enrich their lives. Sweet Heart Rose merchandise is available in a variety of styles and sizes from newborn to size 16 both online at www.SweetHeartRose.com, and at select retail partners nationwide including Macy's, Dillard's, Bon-Ton, and Belk, for the average suggested retail price per dress of $68.  

About Sweet Heart Rose® & Patterns for Progress
Sweet Heart Rose® is for girls with classic style who dress to make every day special. As a part of the Kahn Lucas brand family, Sweet Heart Rose remains committed to bringing beautiful dresses to girls everywhere and through the Patterns for Progress initiative will continue to provide self-esteem and empowerment opportunities for women and girls around the world. For more information and to find a retailer near you please visit our website at http://www.sweetheartrose.com/ and like us on Facebook.

About Kahn Lucas
Kahn Lucas began as the Triumph Shirt Company on March 12, 1889 in two farmhouses in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and in 1912 began to solely manufacture children's clothing. With a continued presence in Lancaster and their headquarters in New York City, Kahn Lucas has grown to become a leading designer and wholesaler of branded girls' dresses and fashion sets. As a 4th generation family-owned and operated company, they have a proud 124 year history of creating beautiful design fashions that you can see and feel in every product. Backed by a commitment to family-friendly design, quality, safety, value, and customer service, their brands are available at all levels of retail in sizes Newborn – Size 16.  The Kahn Lucas family of brands includes Sweet Heart Rose, Emily West, Youngland, dollie&me, and the Alexander Doll Company, including the famed Madame Alexander Doll brand.  Visit www.kahnlucas.com for more information.

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