Textile designs and fashion as strategic resource tools for economic development in Nigeria
Textile designs and fashion no doubt should be a part of the culture and economy of the development of a nation like Nigeria. There is no gainsaying the fact that all of the instruments of advancement of any nation, economy is predominant. The economic drive of any nation is majorly routed on generation of income from any possible source, be it internal or external. However, as Nigeria operates a somewhat monogamous economy based on oil exportation, textile and fashion should be considered as an alternate and veritable non-oil commodity for economic development. Growing out of the above illustration, this paper explores a number of ways and ideas by which untapped economic potentials of textile design and fashion can be in other to improve the economy. The qualitative and analytical approaches were employed in this study. For there to be a more sustainable economic development, textile design and fashion in their formal and esthetic richness are hitherto the cannons to explore. The paper concludes that international channels in particular should be provided for the distribution of textile design and fashion as commodities which will earn the country foreign exchange mostly required for economic development.
Keywords: Textile designs and fashion, Economic drive, Sustainable economy, International channels and Foreign exchange
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