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Togo's tenth international fashion festival celebrates street sweepers of Lomé

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For the tenth edition of FIMO, Togo’s international fashion festival, founder Jacques Logoh wanted to raise awareness of environmental issues by paying homage to a group of women on the frontlines of that fight: the street sweepers of the capital Lomé. Designers, meanwhile, were keen to show off their recycling prowess. Label Riche ou Rien used metal sponges, while Victoria Grace reinvented Indian saris and Desmo Design highlighted the threat posed by toxic plastics. To top it all off, a series of eye-opening masterclasses rounded out the festival. FRANCE 24 went to check it out.

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