Dressmakers, designers share challenges in their profession




Dressmakers in the country have bemoaned the
‘little’ economic gains they derive from their profession.

Sharing some challenges dressmakers go through on Y’asem Nie, the social discussion segment on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem on Wednesday, Madam Evelyn Ahiabor of Hornam Clothing at Kokomlemle, said clients often complain about prices of sewed clothes ignoring prevailing economic conditions as a major factor for price increment.

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“My work is very challenging, for instance if I used to charge GH¢ 80 for a dress, and for some reason the price increases, my clients often refuse to pay the additional increment making me always run at a loss,” she cried.

She added that persons in her line of work go through ‘hell’ to bring fabrics to life for clients. 

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Madam Ahiabor, a Higher National Diploma holder, has been sewing for the past 17 years.

Also sharing his grievance on the show, Cobby Dodoo of CMRS complained of lack of support from banks and government, arguing that as a means of dealing with unemployment, their fellow dressmakers and designers in other countries are given financial assistance by their governments and banks. 

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Mr Baah Williams of Mark Williams Fabrics and Garments also added his voice to the challenges they face.

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Source: Adomonline.com | Dorcas Abedu-Kennedy

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