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Threading Needle of Hope in Rwanda

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A NEW GENERATION OF DESIGNERS ENVISIONS A FUTURE WHERE THE AFRICAN NATION IS KNOWN FOR ITS STYLISH FASHION, NOT ONLY ITS GENOCIDAL PAST.

The story of the fashion scene in Rwanda today is a story of hope.

In a country often defined by its horrific genocide in 1994, when an estimated 800,000 people — mostly Tutsi men, women and children — were killed in 100 days, a new generation of passionate designers wants to create a future where their African nation is known for producing stylish clothes and accessories and not only its dark, traumatizing past.

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