Clothing label hires former rebels to promote non-violence

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In Colombia, the peace talks between the government and FARC rebels have stemmed violent fighting. After decades of unrest, millions of Colombians are longing for peace. Some are looking at ways to heal this violence at home. CCTV’s Michelle Begue filed this report from Bogota.

Clothing label hires former rebels to promote non-violence

Clothing label hires former rebels to promote non-violence

In Colombia, the peace talks between the government and FARC rebels have stemmed violent fighting. After decades of unrest, millions of Colombians are longing for peace. Some are looking at ways to heal this violence at home --- one shirt at a time.

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  • Paloma and Angostura, a new clothing label based in Colombia, sells shirts with a imprinted messages of peace.
  • The goal is to build a label that is environmentally and socially conscious.
  • Unique hand-written messages on shirts by the company like “Peace is to love yourself and others” are reminders that those who once participated in Colombia’s conflict can hold the key to constructing future peace.