Fashion and Textile Review
Volume 1, Issue 2. June 2019. Pages: 28 – 52
ISSN: 2665-0983 (ONLINE)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.35738/ftr.20190102.8

Authors

Edith Abla Kludzi
Department of Home Economics Education, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana

Phyllis Forster
Department of Home Economics Education, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana

Sussie Aku Damalie
Department of Fashion Design and Textile Technology, Takoradi Technical University, Takoradi, Ghana

Corresponding author’s email: [email protected]

Abstract

The objectives of this study was to examine the factors considered by small scale garment producers in the selection of interfacing fabrics and to evaluate the quality of interfaced garments produced by small scale garment producers in Lapaz- Accra. The study was conducted using twenty-five (25) tailors and twenty-five (25) seamstresses in Lapaz- Accra. Interview schedule and observation guide (assessment form) were used to collect data from the small scale garment producers. Percentages were used to analyse the data collected. The result of the study revealed that weight of the fashion fabric, area of the garment to be interfaced, application method, and suitability of colour of the interfacing fabric were the factors which mostly determined the selection of interfacing fabrics among the respondents. However, the type of fabrication method used for the fashion fabric and care requirements of the fashion fabric had no significant influence on the selection and use of interfacing fabrics among the respondents. It is recommended that the findings be made available to the respondents and Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training so that the small scale garment producers would be educated on: The appropriate information on selecting interfacing fabrics, also the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) and the respondents should develop standards for interfaced garments made in Ghana to meet international standards of a well applied interfaced garments.

Keywords

interfacings, garments, garment construction, supporting fabrics, COTVET, Lapaz-Accra

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