Alvaro Perez working on a sewing machine
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From Farc to fashion: Colombian ex-guerrillas turn to couture

Former guerrillas from Colombia have put down their weapons to start up their own fashion line.

They work in a factory called Chance in Bogota, owned by former Farc members.

Most of them came out of the Farc camps with a special skills in making uniforms.

The factory was created with money from a Colombian government fund to reintegrate ex fighters back into society.

Tom Santorelli reports.

  • 09 May 2012