Gender Contradictions in Textile Production

The gender of cloth production is quite stable since men almost exclusively produce kente and adinkra cloth. Taboos reinforce this male dominance by threatening women with barrenness if they practice these crafts. In spite of this, many state institutions override these

Gender Contradictions in Textile Production

The gender of cloth production is quite stable since men almost exclusively produce kente and adinkra cloth. Taboos reinforce this male dominance by threatening women with barrenness if they practice these crafts. In spite of this, many state institutions override these

Local Entrepreneurs Create Jobs

Foot Print Textile shop, Tamale Ghana That local entrepreneurs create jobs is not a matter for dispute. Mr Seidu Mustapha is a Ghanaian entrepreneur. Beginning with virtually no capital, a several years ago, he has built a business that, today, employs about six seamstresses

Local Entrepreneurs Create Jobs

Foot Print Textile shop, Tamale Ghana That local entrepreneurs create jobs is not a matter for dispute. Mr Seidu Mustapha is a Ghanaian entrepreneur. Beginning with virtually no capital, a several years ago, he has built a business that, today, employs about six seamstresses

Ghana Boosts Dressmaking to Create Jobs

The government hopes that teaching more than 600,000 young people to tailor and sew will dent the 25 percent unemployment rate ACCRA, Ghana in the Nima Market When I was small, my dream was not to be a designer, said

Ghana Boosts Dressmaking to Create Jobs

The government hopes that teaching more than 600,000 young people to tailor and sew will dent the 25 percent unemployment rate ACCRA, Ghana in the Nima Market When I was small, my dream was not to be a designer, said

NGOs a 3rd Weak Sector

HOLIFE, WA, Ghana, North Western Region For donors, civil society is a force for and ingredient of democratization, as well as a natural component of a market economy. In legitimizing civil-society strengthening programs, donors make frequent reference to the potential

NGOs a 3rd Weak Sector

HOLIFE, WA, Ghana, North Western Region For donors, civil society is a force for and ingredient of democratization, as well as a natural component of a market economy. In legitimizing civil-society strengthening programs, donors make frequent reference to the potential

Fugu: The Tradition Goes on

The fugu or smock is the most distinctive dress from northern Ghana which has gained national significance. From the dawn of civilization, humans have had an intense relationship with nature, and cotton is a basic product that man uses for various

Fugu: The Tradition Goes on

The fugu or smock is the most distinctive dress from northern Ghana which has gained national significance. From the dawn of civilization, humans have had an intense relationship with nature, and cotton is a basic product that man uses for various

Apprentice Weaving in Ghana

Praise Jesus Weaving Center, Lawra Ghana, North Eastern Region Unlike mediaeval Europe, where the Statute of Artificers regulated the duration of apprenticeship, the length of apprenticeship in West Africa is influenced by age, the ability of the apprentice to assimilate

Apprentice Weaving in Ghana

Praise Jesus Weaving Center, Lawra Ghana, North Eastern Region Unlike mediaeval Europe, where the Statute of Artificers regulated the duration of apprenticeship, the length of apprenticeship in West Africa is influenced by age, the ability of the apprentice to assimilate

Fast Growing Label: Made in Ghana

ACCRA, Ghana—When Isaac Osae began his sewing career last year, he stitched tropical-colored sundresses. These days, the 24-year-old factory worker is learning to sew hospital smocks. Along Africa’s Atlantic coast, garment factories are giving up African couture to assemble scrubs,

Fast Growing Label: Made in Ghana

ACCRA, Ghana—When Isaac Osae began his sewing career last year, he stitched tropical-colored sundresses. These days, the 24-year-old factory worker is learning to sew hospital smocks. Along Africa’s Atlantic coast, garment factories are giving up African couture to assemble scrubs,