Clothing/Textiles Designer & Lecturer (Head of Department)
Company / organisation:
Asdeyemi College of Education, Ondo
Website (if you have one):
My primary role in relation to fashion is:
I am looking to discover or buy
Professional Colleagues in the Uk, America and India with whom l can jointly research into several areas of ethical indigenous clothing
About me / About business or organisation:
I am Mrs. Awosika, Bridget Itunu. I obtained my Bachelor Degree in Hime Economics with First Class Honours in 1990. I specialized in Clothing and Textiles in 2003.
I am a memeber of the Home Economics Research Association of Nigeria and Housing Education Research Association of Americe. I am also on the mailing list of FEI.
Career history / Company history:
I started work as an Assisstant Lecturer in the department of Home Economics , Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo in May,1992. I have taught over 2000 students on various aspects of Textile Design and Production/Clothing and Fashion design and Production. I have attended more than 40 National/International conferences/workshops where l presented papers on various aspects of Fashion and Clothing. I am currently a Principal Lecturer and Head of Department in my College.
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Hi Bridget, I will be in Nigeria for about 3 weeks. Based in Abuja but I will be travelling. I am mainly looking for Aso Oke and Adira - do you know anywhere that is producing these? Not really looking for tourist cloths, I want to find good quality traditional textiles.
See that you are a teacher in Ondo. This is great - it's important that fashion and textiles are taught to encourage young entrepreneurs.
Hi Bridget, I will be in Nigeria from next week sourcing traditional textiles and fashion producers. I am looking for areas still producing cloths such as Aso Oke - do you know anywhere? One area of my business is in promoting and protecting traditional craft skills, such as weaving. I think Nigeria has much to offer in this respect.
Hi Bridget, I produce something called the Nigeria tartan based on the colours of the Nigerian flag. Ive just sold 3 yards to a lady who's making a dress for a ball later this year. This is how one of your countrywomen Alache Malia Ode who is a lecturer on International Development at London University described the cloth:
'I find your entrepreneurship inspiring, in particular the type of product. Tartans that inspire self-pride, a kind of cultural connectivity that is positive by using a product from one culture to infuse cultural relevance in another. In a subtle way it represents the entirety of what multiculturalism, interculturaism or whatever 'isms' seek to achieve.'
The Nigeria tartan is now being woven in Africa and I hope to have it woven in cotton in Nigeria very soon