Tailor-made in Togo
In Togo clothes are designed based on personal preferences and hand made by tailors. Through this tradition, both culture and crafts are preserved.
»In the largest market of Togo’s capital Lomé, there are a lot of shops where you can easily find different kinds of exposed fabrics. Pagne is a part of daily life. What is the real sense of wearing such fabrics for the people? And how do Togolese tailors face the challenges of the “ready-to-wear” industry?«
»Ideas, images and thoughts our community can learn from. Pagne stands for living traditions. It gives identity to the Togolese in the past and in the future, undoubtedly a tradition with lasting merit. The people acknowledge the value of these fabrics and of tailoring, thus securing the survival of this tradition.«
Color, 7:59 min.
Mina with English or German subtitles
Crew / Cast
Director: Joël M’Maka Tchedre
Camera: Kokou Soké Wonkou
Editor: Koulinté Bayamina
Music: Ayao Mawuna
Executive Producers: Frank Domhan, Alexander Pfeuffer