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Across Africa

Somalia weavers struggle to preserve their craft from fast fashion

By: Julia KIM | Laura DI BIASIO
13 min

Local fabrics and traditional outfits have always been part of the rich tapestry of Somali culture. But today weavers are struggling to preserve their craft from the threat of fast fashion. Also, the past meets the present through photography: we look at how a project in the Democratic Republic of Congo is bringing the country's history back to life. And young offenders in Senegal are taking a stab at fencing. Organisers hope it will develop their self-discipline and prepare them for life on the outside.

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