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Is Tradi-Trash a new fashion trend?

Think about a very traditional item like the Moroccan babouche. Moroccans have been wearing these slippers since the 3rd century and up to today, every Moroccan owns multiple pairs of babouche. They are just an integral part of the Moroccan tradition and are worn both to chill at home or to attend dinner parties.  Their story and their creation are all about tradition. It all started in Fes, Morocco’s original city. This is the city which holds the secret of this century-old know-how: the traditional mastery of Moroccan babouche making. Babouches are always entirely sewn by hand by craftsmen who spend hours creating a single pair of babouche. Not any kind of craftsmen. They are called “Mâalem” in Moroccan Arabic: masters...

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