|Type||Journal Article - International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology|
|Title||Aso-oke (Yoruba’s hand woven textiles) usage among the youths in Lagos, Southwestern Nigeria|
|URL||http://www.academicjournals.org/article/article1379345619_Akanle and Olutayo.pdf|
Nigeria today is faced with daunting developmental challenges. This is particularly noteworthy in its
manufacturing sector which is at present comatose. The textile sector is a unique subset of the
comatose manufacturing sector given its employment generating potentials and its socio-cultural
underpinnings in the age of globalization. Against this background, this paper engages Nigerian
development predicaments through the textile industry from the perspective of aso-oke and the youths.
These categories are selected as the focus of study for scientific and pragmatic purposes. Through
qualitative research technique, this paper engages vital issues affecting the nation’s textile industry
adopting aso-oke as a case study. Results show that while the youths have unreserved capacities to
drive fashion and generalized developments, they are not favourably disposed to using aso-oke.
Reasons for this were given while the solutions were discovered. The paper concluded that the sector
can be revitalized and used as tool for national development especially as it was discovered that
sustainable ligaments exist among tradition, culture, consumption and manufacturing economics and
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