With the evolution of mankind, there came a time where the man developed a nag for craftsmanship in order to specialize in one particular job task. This created various industries around those particular set of skills, that we seek employment today. If we apply our common sense into practice, it is clear to state that with more industries, more jobs will appear in future. Oh! well, that isn’t hard to predict Mr. Genius.
At present most of the African countries faced with a high level of unemployment. First of all, Africa should focus on how to ensure development and boost economic growth with the inclusion of several factors. They must look beyond the macroeconomic foundations of growth to know how to diversify their economies and create jobs. Africa must not become a breeding ground for insurgents and terrorism that undermines development. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the African Development Bank, people under 25 years of age represent around 60% of total unemployment in sub-Saharan Africa. On average, 72% of the young population lives below the poverty line of $ 2 per day, according to a World Bank survey.
In the search to create jobs for young people, the African governments have been urged to focus on the development of the African fashion industry to support economic growth. Everyone loves to wear clothes that achieve more than the utilitarian purpose of covering the body. From the elegant window shown on Rodeo Drive to the highly rated network programs such as Project Runway and Fashion Star, people love to wear clothes that are artistically creative and fit well.
Fashion design fosters economic development in Africa due to the inherent sustainability of the clothing and apparel industry. Through the local farmers who provide the raw materials, the weavers who build the fabrics and the merchants who sell the fabrics in the local markets, fashion is an industry that employs many people whose total economic well-being depends on the quarterly sales of the designers.
African fashion consists of vibrant colors, with prominent patterns and, at times, shocking tribal motifs. The designing, production, and weaving of fabrics is an important occupation in Africa, which creates employment for talented tailors, textile artists, aspiring models and support personnel necessary for the operation of large design studios; along with the resulting sales opportunities for local fabric retailers and production facilities.
Most importantly, The African fashion industry has great potential. The world ranking of Africa may be low, but cultural colors and clothing are increasingly being adopted globally. If African governments support the fashion industry, the possibilities for their people would be enormous. In fact, it will take a joint effort to put the African fashion industry up to date.