>>
Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Fashion breathes new life into Ankara fabrics

Fashion breathes new life into Ankara fabrics

07
Nov '09
Ankara is a fabric that was normally reserved for cultural festivities. People felt that this fabric was too flowery, and too colorful.

Formerly referred as Dutch; this fabric acquired its current name 'Ankara' when the Turks made a cheaper version of the fabric. Without a glamorous look, the fabric was regarded indigenous.

This traditional African fabric has infiltrated the fashion world as well. Blended with other matching fabrics and with a good design, ankara fabrics are the fancy of many people. The appeal of the finished product depends on the creativity, and skills of the designer

Ankara posses the capabilities of being able to dye faster and does not get stained much. Due to its virtues, this fabric was considered as a competitor of the Western 'adire' cloth.

As Nigeria is a fashion savvy part of Africa, it has taken the fabric, improved them, and has represented it to the world. Nigeria being a big market, offers vast potential for the manufacture and sales of ankara.

Click here to read the complete article.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Pic: cf.kizlarsoruyor.com

Apparel/Garments | On 6th Dec 2021

All Turkish goods to be labelled ‘Made in Turkiye’

All goods produced in Turkey, including clothing for exports, will be ...

Pic: Jaroslaw Baczewski | Dreamstime.com

Textiles | On 6th Dec 2021

Global cargo demand up by 9.4% in Oct 2021 over Oct 2019: IATA

Global demand was up by 9.4 per cent in October 2021 compared to the...

Pic: Phanthit Malisuwan | Dreamstime.com

Textiles | On 6th Dec 2021

NCTO offers key policy recommendations to support US industry

In a written testimony before the US House Ways and Means Trade...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Great step towards realising end goal of 'AtmaNirbhar Bharat'

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Marry with brand ethos

Gaurav Davda, Jindal Worldwide Ltd

Gaurav Davda
Jindal Worldwide Ltd

Indian MMF sector to become globally competitive

Ujjval Saraf,

Ujjval Saraf

Founded by Jimmy Lai, Giordano International Ltd, a Hong Kong based...

Rishav Bajoria & Subham Sengupta,

Rishav Bajoria & Subham Sengupta

Launched in October 2020, the Gumti app could not have come at a more...

Yawer Ali Shah,

Yawer Ali Shah

Synthetic colours and dyes were all the rage till the very first ban on...

Shlomzion Chen, Seevix

Shlomzion Chen
Seevix

Seevix Material Sciences Ltd, which develops and manufactures synthetic...

Silverio Baranzano, Fitesa

Silverio Baranzano
Fitesa

Fitesa is a leader in the nonwoven fabrics industry, specialising in...

Wolfgang Plasser, Lenzing AG

Wolfgang Plasser
Lenzing AG

The Lenzing Group is an international company headquartered in Austria...

Sarah Denise Cordery, Sarah Denise Studio

Sarah Denise Cordery
Sarah Denise Studio

Manchester, England-based Sarah Denise Studio provides relevant fashion...

Seema Gujral, Label Seema Gujral

Seema Gujral
Label Seema Gujral

<b>Seema Gujral</b>'s designs for her eponymous label revolve around...

Megha Kumari & Jigar Mali, Label Megha & Jigar

Megha Kumari & Jigar Mali
Label Megha & Jigar

New Delhi based label Megha &amp; Jigar blends India's unique handcrafts...

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


December 2021

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


Advanced Search