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International Journal of Home Science

2023, VOL. 9 ISSUE 1, PART D

The impact of workers knowledge of clothing care labels information on the adoption of appropriate clothing care methods

Author(s): Hilda Eyram Metsiwodzi, Peace Akosua Tsekpo and Phyllis Forster
Abstract:
The importance of clothing management and care has been discussed for several centuries, during which time strict methods and procedures have been proposed for the selection, storage, laundering, and mending of clothing in order to prevent fabrics from being impacted by elements that cause them to deteriorate, even before their expected functional lifespan. Yet, poorly maintained clothing can harm a person's physical appearance and the impression that others have of them. The purpose of the study was to determine how workers' knowledge of the information on clothing care labels affected their adoption of appropriate clothing care practices. 130 respondents from the three sectors were chosen using simple random sampling, and information was acquired using a questionnaire. With the aid of SPSS version 22, data was processed and shown in percentage distribution tables. According to the study, 65% of respondents had no idea what the symbols on clothing care labels meant. Respondents took care of their garments using techniques like brushing, stain removal, washing, bluing and starching, airing, and ironing and pressing. In conclusion, the results of the chi-square analysis of the hypothesis indicate that there is a correlation between respondents' awareness of clothing care label instructions and adherence to the instructions, with all P values 0.05. In order to ensure that all students acquire the fundamental skills in clothing maintenance early in life, the study suggests strategies such as emphasizing clothing care classes in Home Economics at the basic schools.
Pages: 242-247  |  704 Views  536 Downloads


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How to cite this article:
Hilda Eyram Metsiwodzi, Peace Akosua Tsekpo, Phyllis Forster. The impact of workers knowledge of clothing care labels information on the adoption of appropriate clothing care methods. Int J Home Sci 2023;9(1):242-247. DOI: 10.22271/23957476.2023.v9.i1d.1437

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