Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / NAFEST to stress on buying domestic products

NAFEST to stress on buying domestic products

30
Sep '08
The National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) to be held in Enugu City between 4th and 11th of October stresses on the need for Nigerians to adopt the culture of using made-in-Nigeria products.

While addressing the media in the city about the 22nd edition of the festival themed, 'Culture and the Challenges of Our Time: Promoting Nigeria Dress Culture', Minister of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation, Prince Adetokunbo Kayode noted that the fashion and dress culture of Nigeria has a lot to offer.

Mr Kayode further noted that, “one of the important products of the economy was cotton which serviced the ever growing textile and fashion centres of our bourgeoning economy. From the ancient dying pits of Kano to the exquisite Akwete, Adire, Akwa-ocha and other textiles varieties in the South; Nigeria boasted of very high quality textiles, designs and apparels that competed favorably with imported ones.

But over the years, the changing global environment as well as the new trend of ostentatious demands gave way to a massive import culture. Consequently, Nigeria became a dumping ground for all manners of textile materials and designs, some even of inferior quality. The ministry took it as a challenge and thus chose this theme for this year's NAFEST.”

Over 5,000 people from the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), non-governmental organizations, community based organizations and agencies as well as other stakeholders in the culture and tourism sector are expected to attend the festival.


Interviews View All

Yash Agarwal, Hitansh Online

Yash Agarwal
Hitansh Online

Every market region has its own culture and trends

Giovanni Pizzamiglio, Paolo Crespi & Riccardo Robustelli, Epson, For.Tex & F.lli Robustelli

Giovanni Pizzamiglio, Paolo Crespi & Riccardo Robustelli
Epson, For.Tex & F.lli Robustelli

‘The percentage share of printing in the global textile market is pretty...

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

Overall, Union budget 2018-19 is very balanced

Manoj Sorathiya,

Manoj Sorathiya

Surat-based Sunrise Imports & Exports Co is a manufacturer and...

Priyanka Salot,

Priyanka Salot

The Sleep Company was established to upgrade the sleep quality of every...

Carmen Makover,

Carmen Makover

Leading the digital textile printing industry, Israel-based Kornit...

Prof Seokheun (Sean) Choi, Binghamton University, State University of New York (SUNY)

Prof Seokheun (Sean) Choi
Binghamton University, State University of New York (SUNY)

A team of researchers from the State University of New York (SUNY),...

Justin Chan & Shyam Gollakota, University of Washington

Justin Chan & Shyam Gollakota
University of Washington

A fabric that can store data without any electronics or batteries has been ...

Michaela Griggs & Peggy Schulz, Barco Uniforms

Michaela Griggs & Peggy Schulz
Barco Uniforms

Founded in 1929, Barco Uniforms started as an apparel company for beauty...

Sandeep and Sarah Shaikh Gonsalves, SS Homme

Sandeep and Sarah Shaikh Gonsalves
SS Homme

SS Homme celebrates the craft of traditional tailoring through the bespoke ...

Igor Chapurin, Chapurin

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir, Walnut

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir
Walnut

<b>Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir</b> started their career with the launch of...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


October 2019

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Follow us on instagram

Follow

Follow Fibre2Fashion On


Advanced Search