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...

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...

THE ROLE OF FASHION DESIGNERS IN THE SUSTAINANCE OF THE GARMENT AND TEXTILES INDUSTRIES IN GHANA: A CASE STUDY OF TUMU IN THE SISSALA EAST DISTRICT

ABSTRACT  The main purpose of the study was to assess the role of fashion designers in the sustenance of the garment and textiles industries in Ghana. The research design for the study is case study. Qualitative research methods were used for the study. The population for the study involved fashion designers, customers in fashion shops in the Tumu the Sissala East District. The research used the random sampling technique to select 66 respondents for the study. Questionnaires were the ma...

An Assessment of the Usage of Direct Cutting for Garment Construction by Trainees in the Formal and Informal Institutions in Ghana: A Case Study of WA Municipality in the Upper West Region

ABSTRACT Most of the fashion design students after completing their programme in their schools are found in the informal sector for practical orientation in the Wa Municipality. It is observed that the trainees in the informal sector are conversant with direct cutting method and seems to be practically inclined than those in the formal training sector in the Municipality. The study therefore assesses the usage of direct cutting for garment construction by trainees in the formal and informal ...