Acceptability of Quilt Bedspread Made from Textile Scrap for Wealth Creation
Keywords:Quilt, textile scrap, recycling, wealth creation, pollution
Fabric waste in the garment manufacturing industry is one of the major issues facing manufacturing companies. The study examined the acceptability of quilt bedspread made from fabric scrap for wealth creation. Five research objectives were raised and two hypotheses were formulated. Score card and Questionnaire were used for data collection. Data collected were analyzed using frequency, percentages, mean, standard deviation, as T-test and ANOVA. The result revealed that majority of respondent were female and between age 21 and 25 years. 81.3% are students. respondent agreed that textile scrap quilt bedspread is better compare to contemporary type at (mean=8.29). The result shows that the TSQ is highly acceptable compare to CTQ (contemporary), language of design has influence and there is no significant difference in the perception of consumers on benefit of wealth creation in producing TSQ. It was concluded more of textile scrap should be retrieved from the landfill and textile industries, provide jobs for people, be financially rewarding by turning them into products for human consumption. It was recommended that prospective jobseeker should be encourage to more use of fabric scrap and designing with a sense of waste-awareness in producing a marketable product.