Research Papers/Topics in Fashion Design and Textiles

Analysis Of Infrastructural Support And Trainer Attributes In Technical, Industrial, Vocational And Entrepreneurship Training (Tivet) Institutions In Kenya

The purpose of this study was to analyze infrastructural support and trainer attributes in TIVET institutions in Kenya. Technical, Industrial, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training (TIVET) is acknowledged as a means of transforming and empowering the youth with skills, knowledge and attitudes to enable them become productive members of the society. The objective of the study were: 1) to establish the qualification of staff in selected institutions offering clothing and textile courses, 2) ...

Assessment Of The Adoption Of Apparel Computer Aided Design Technology Training In Selected Public Universities In Kenya

ABSTRACT The study examined the levels of adoption of Computer Aided Design (CAD) technology in training of clothing, apparel design courses. Application of apparel CAD technology in the training of the future labour force is a major step in coping with dynamic changes apparent in the textile and apparel industry. Application of apparel CAD technology in production processes in the textile and apparel firms is crucial if the industry is to remain competitive in the global market. The study a...

Factors Influencing Clothing Selection And Buying Practices Among Primary School Teachers: A Case Of Mwimbi Division, Meru South District

ABSTRACT Clothing is a factor in every day human life and interactions with others. Clothing is a systematic means of transmitting information about the wearer. Teachers should dress in order to succeed as role models to their pupils. When teachers dress professionally they obtain the respect and credibility necessary from pupils, parents and the community in general. However teachers are not easily recognized in the rural areas by the way they dress. They have lost identity and respect they ...

Determination Of Fibre Properties Of Agave Americana Leaves As A Textile Fibre From Mbaruk, Nakuru District

ABSTRACT Agave americana is an exotic plant, which is widely cultivated in the world for aesthetic purposes. It belongs to the family Agavaceae and in most varieties the leaf has a white or yellow marginal or central stripe from the base to apex. The Kenyan A. americana fibre has not yet been investigated as a textile fibre. The study aimed to investigate the potential of the fibre extracted from the Agave americana plant, and its quality for use as a textile fibre. This is essential since t...

Influence Of Textile Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge On Senior High School Graduates Participation In Modernisation Of Indigenous Ghanaian Textile Industry

Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of textile teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge on senior high school graduates’ participation in the modernisation of the indigenous textile industry. Textile training institutions in Ghana are designed to train the skills needed for the modernisation of the large-scale and indigenous textile industries. There have been numerous criticisms that the pedagogical content knowledge of textile teachers/lecturers do not eq...

Computer Aided Design And Computer Aided Manufacturing Training, Competency And Usage In Textile Industries Of Northern Nigeria

ABSTRACT Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) is the use of technology to design and produce textile goods with greater productivity at low cost. It s usage demands some level of training and competency. The purpose of the study was to assess CAD CAM training, competency and usage in textile industries of Nor thern Nigeria in order to develop a CAD CAM training model. The objectives of study were to identify the level of CAD-CAM training received, to examine the ...

Views On Physiological And Psychological Changes And Their Influence On Maternity Wear Selection Among Women Attending Ante-Natal Clinic At Kenyatta National Hospital

ABSTRACT The pregnancy period in human beings is divided into three trimesters. During this period expectant women experience psychological, behavioral and biological changes that make them more sensitive about their bodies. This is due to dramatic body changes, which to some extent trigger negative thoughts and feelings in some women. With the wide variety of body shapes and sizes, physiological changes occur differently for every pregnant woman. These variations lead to problems of comfort,...

Psycho- Social And Economic Factors Influencing The Choice Of Clothing By Professional Women: A Case Of Machakos Town In Kenya

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to investigate the psychological, social and economic factors that influence the choice of clothing by professional women in Machakos Town. The study was prompted by the fact that professional women are exposed to a wide variety of clothing, due to frequent fashion and style changes. Besides, limited studies had been undertaken to address professional women’s clothing selection in Kenya’s towns outside Nairobi. The objectives of the study were to est...

Perceptions Of Teachers And Learners On The New Ordinary Level Textile Technology And Design Curriculum In The Ntabazinduna Cluster In Umguza District In Matabeleland North Province, Zimbabwe

ABSTRACT This research set out to identify and understand teachers and learners‘ perceptions towards Textile Technology and Design (TTD) in the Ntabazinduna cluster of Matabeleland North province‘s Umguza district. The study identified factors which influenced teachers and learners‘ attitudes and perceptions. Scholarly viewpoints from African and Zimbabwean perspectives were employed to discuss the issue of TTD curricula under different settings. Scholarly views were given to discuss TT...

Factors influencing the enrolment of female students studying civil engineering at tertiary institutations: A case study of Bulawayo Polytechnic.

ABSTRACT The study investigated on the factors influencing enrolment of female students studying civil engineering. The low enrolment of female students studying civil engineering prompted the researcher to carry out the study. Research questions were highlighted and the significance of the study, delimitations of the study, limitations of the study were presented. The literature review revealed factors which influences the enrolment of female students studying civil engineering which were s...

Adequacy of Technical And Vocational Education And Training at National Diploma Level, For Employment in The clothing Industry: The case of a Technical teachers’ college in harare.

ABSTRACT The study sought to investigate the adequacy of Technical and Vocational Education and Training at National Diploma level, for employment in the clothing industry: The case of a Technical Teachers’ College in Harare. The quality and quantity of equipment found in training institutions triggered the researcher’s interest to carry out this research.A case study design was used to come up with answers to the research question. The population for the study was made up of thirty nati...

Implementation Of Technical Vocational Subject In Gutu East Secondary Schools

ABSTRACT The study sought to analyze how Technical Vocational subjects are implemented in Gutu East Secondary Schools as well as ways of enhancing effective implementation of Technical Vocational subjects such that it produces employable and self reliant school graduates. The study was motivated by the increasing numbers of school leavers who are unemployed and cannot sustain themselves through use of locally available resources. 20 secondary schools were identified in Gutu East and from whi...

ADEQUACY OF TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING AT NATIONAL DIPLOMA LEVEL, FOR EMPLOYMENT IN THE CLOTHING INDUSTRY: THE CASE OF A TECHNICAL TEACHERS’ COLLEGE IN HARARE.

ABSTRACT The study sought to investigate the adequacy of Technical and Vocational Education and Training at National Diploma level, for employment in the clothing industry: The case of a Technical Teachers’ College in Harare. The quality and quantity of equipment found in training institutions triggered the researcher’s interest to carry out this research.A case study design was used to come up with answers to the research question. The population for the study was made up of thirty natio...

EFFECTS OF SELECTED FABRIC DECORATIONS ON FEMALE FIGURE TYPES IN GHANA: A CASE STUDY IN KUMASI METROPOLIS..

ABSTRACT This dissertation examines the effect of selected fabric decorations (embroidery, appliqué batik/ tie and dye, prints, smocking and shirring) on the female figure types (Apple shape, Rectangular shape, Pear shape and Hourglass shape). The objectives of the study is to find out the various figure types, effects of various patterns and motifs in fabric decoration methods on varying figure types and the kind of patterns and motifs appropriate for use in decorating fabrics for various t...

THE IMPACT OF INDUSTRIAL PRACTICAL ATTACHMENT IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION: CASE STUDY OF TAMALE VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE AND ST. MARY’S VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE IN TAMALE..

ABSTRACT In today’s world of stiff skill competition in the labor market, coupled with advanced technology, industries require students to have experience before employing them. The challenge here is that, the experience being required is not taught in the class rooms or lecture rooms. The reality is that, it is only gained through hands on the job, thus real world confrontation popularly called industrial attachment a platform for students to arm themselves with all the skills, and demande...


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