FRIDAY WEARS

45133178_44196cfef8_oDoesn’t it interest you how suddenly the sale of  locally made textiles have gained grounds in the market? Not too long a ago one could hardly find Ghanaians especially ladies in local prints in church not even to talk of parties. It was almost as if local cloths were only made for our old ladies. I guess that was because our dear young Ghanaians including myself thought we were living in a modern world. Of course with all the advanced and sophisticated technologies everywhere now, there is no doubt we’re living in a globalised world. But does the fact that we’re living in a modern world mean we should forget every perculier feature that projects our African values including our fashion? Certainly not! Fortunately there has been a miraculous change in the Ghanaian fashion trend. Lots of Ghanaians are beginning to show great interest in the local textiles.166356193_dbeb2edb15_oThrough the initiative of our former president, John Agyekum Kufuor, on Fridays,almost every worker puts on an African wear popularly known as “Friday Wear”. Today, friday wear is not only common to the Ghanian worker but to students as well. Visit the various campuses in Ghana and you will be amazed to see how students galantly walk about in beautifully designed friday wears.

I really will like to congratulate Ghanaians and encourage that greater interest should be shown in local textiles because as I walked along the busy streets of Osu today, I realised that the number of shops that were filled with already made African wear were just uncountable.

This indicates that several business opportunities have been opened to many Ghanaians and the Ghanaian economy is being boosted as well.

MARGARET ODURO

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3 responses to “FRIDAY WEARS

  1. Dear Margaret,
    we met each other on fridays… Yes, I´ve seen you galantly walking. But there was something wrong. Now I know. I missed the friday wear. Next time?
    You would be a perfect embassador for this
    wonderful trend. Agreed?
    best regards! Michael

    • Interesting to read and great news! When I have been in Accra last year, ghanaians told me they fear the traditional textile production will probably die out soon, because of all the cheap second hand clothing being shipped over and the immense input from china on the world market. Now, to read this makes me hopefull again. For me westafrica has one of the greatest pattern tradition in the world. Precious to all of us. I enjoyed the african wear in Ghana during my stays a lot…and I find also the men look pretty cool and attractive sometimes 😉 Ellen

    • hi Michael, thanks for your nice comments. hope you are doing great?

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