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ISSN : 2456-3676

Title:
INFLUENCE OF DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS ON USE OF PATTERN DRAFTING AND FREE-HAND CUTTING IN APPAREL CONSTRUCTION AMONG INFORMAL DRESSMAKERS AND TAILORS IN KOFORIDUA, GHANA

Authors:
Dymphna Bakker-Edoh, Keren G. Mburugu, Elizabeth B. Oigo, Ghana

Abstract:
Purpose - The purpose of this research paper is to investigate the influence of demographic characteristics on use of pattern drafting and free-hand cutting in apparel construction among informal dressmakers and tailors in Koforidua, Ghana.
Design/methodology/approach - the study used cross-sectional descriptive survey desings and employed quantitative approach of data collection. Data were analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics (Pearson's X2of association).
Findings -other than gender of dressmakers and tailors, age, education qualifications, type of training, and years of experience were all found to have significant influences on the methods used in apparel construction.
Practical implications - Study results provided imperative information for policy makers in apparel construction sector.

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