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For this Bolivian father and son duo, tailoring is a way of life
This story aired in the March 21, 2023 episode of Crosscurrents.
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The Escobar family has lived through a lot: war, typhoid fever, political unrest, economic upheaval and immigrating from Bolivia to the Bay Area. But throughout these challenges, three generations of Escobars have honed their skills as master tailors, working for some of the biggest names in fashion, as well as running their own businesses in Oakland and Pleasant Hill.