Refugees sew seeds for a brighter future

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Refugees sew seeds for a brighter future

A basic sewing workshop has given asylum-seekers in Paris the chance to turn their dreams into reality

Michaela Cabrera

From old denim, Afghan refugee Bagher Husseini fashioned a pair of baggy jeans with fringed patches he hopes will be paraded down a French catwalk later this year.

Husseini has worked with a sewing machine before. He made his way to Iran after fleeing fighting in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province, surviving on a modest tailor’s income.

Now he’s involved in a collaboration between French fashion students and migrants from Afghanistan and the Middle East. The Reprise project aims to give migrants the skills to turn second-hand clothes into edgy men’s wear...

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