Job programme for trafficked Nigerian women gets Gucci gift

2018-06-07 13:35


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Nigerian women who were trafficked to Italy to work as prostitutes have found new work in a handbag and dressmaking shop that recently received some top-notch raw materials: 4 000m of leftover fabric from Gucci.

The job initiative was announced Tuesday with a fashion show. The Nigerian dressmakers worked with a group of Italian design students to sketch and sew the displayed garments, which mixed Gucci silks, satins and cotton with bright African prints.

Sister Rita Giaretta, an Italian nun who runs a home for rescued migrants in the southern city of Caserta, said the program is meant to give the women dignified work so they aren't reliant on handouts.

The Gucci fabric bolts were donated as part of the fashion house's philanthropic environmental initiative.

Read more on:    italy  |  nigeria  |  west africa  |  human trafficking

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