An Investigation on Ethnic Fashion of Bangladesh
Rahman, Mohammad Faizur
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ABSTRACT Ethnicity is considered to be shared characteristics such as culture, language, religion, and traditions, which contribute to a person or group’s identity. Such groups are generally called enthnic people or indigenous people. Indigenous peoples of a particular country are social groups with an identity that is distinct from the social and cultural identity of the dominant society in that country. Questions on indigenous identity should abide by the principle of selfidentification. It is important that, where such an investigation is undertaken, multiple criteria are developed to accurately capture identity and socio-economic conditions of indigenous peoples. There are 27 (twenty seven) ethnic groups in Bangladesh. They always try to show their own culture and heritage. Most of the people of this country are not familiar with the term ethnic and ethnicity. In this country, ethnic people are familiar as Adivasi. Not only they belong a unique culture but also they have different taste in dresses. This thesis report mainly focused on ethnic dresses i.e. fashion and manufacturing process of those dresses. In this research, a survey was done in two steps. The first step of this survey was done to see the consumer behavior regarding ethnic fashion. To do that a questionnaire was given to the target people and received answers from them. Question pattern of the questionnaire was MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) type. The sample size of this survey was 150. Survey was done in different areas or locations. Some information was collected directly from tribe (Indigenous) people. In the second step, Manufacturing aspects of different ethnic dresses were investigated regarding design, raw materials, fabric formation and costing.From this study it was found that the fabric for ethnic dresses produced from coarser yarns, their manufacturing process will not be suitable for bulk production and steps should be taken to boost up this sector to meet up the upcoming demand.