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Journal of Tropical Agriculture, Food, Environment and Extension
 

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Article No 7 of Volume 5.1 (2006)
 
    
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THE USE OF NIGERIAN TEXTILES IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF TAILORED GARMENTS FOR WOMEN: A CASE STUDY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA, COMMUNITY

Iloeje, C.I. and Edeh, S.N.

Department of Home Science, Nutrition and Dietetics University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria

 

ABSTRACT

This study was aimed at ascertaining the use of Nigerian textiles in the construction of tailored garments among women in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka community.  The population for the study comprised  all female staff and students in the university community.  A sample of 100 females was randomly selected for the study, seventy female students and 30 female staff.  To carry out the investigation, information was sought on the extent of use of Nigerian textiles among the respondents; their level of acceptance of the use of Nigerian textiles in the construction of tailored garments; constraints in the use of Nigerian textiles for tailored garments as well as the sources of acquisition of their tailored garments among others. Data were collected through structured questionnaire.  Percentages were used to analyze the data.  The result of the study showed that only 32% of the respondents occasionally use Nigerian textiles for making tailored garments while 68% had none of their tailored garments made from Nigerian textiles.  Some of the reasons given for non-usage include non durability of fabric and poor workmanship.  However, it is interesting to note that the respondents expressed the desire to acquire tailored garments made from Nigerian textiles if the problems identified are addressed..

 

Keywords: Nigerian textiles, Tailored garments, Garment construction, Tailoring.

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