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Title: A combined material substitution and process change approach to sustainable batik production
Authors: Asmah, Abraham Ekow
Okpattah, Vincentia
Frimpong, Charles
Keywords: Batik Production
Environmental Resource
Sustainable Production Practices
Issue Date: 19-Jan-2018
Publisher: Lupine Publishers
Citation: Abraham E A, Vincentia O, Charles F. A Combined Material Substitution and Process Change Approach to Sustainable Batik Production. Trends in Textile & Fash Design 1(1)-2018. LTTFD. MS.ID.000104. DOI: 10.32474/LTTFD.2018.01.000104.
Abstract: This paper empirically presents a batik production process optimization using sustainable production (SP) methods. The stages of batik production processes involve designing, methodology, dyeing, washing, and finishing. The cost of production is determined by the implementation efficiency and calculation of output to input ratio in the production process. The case study method is employed for production process optimization in two batik enterprises in the Kumasi metropolis. The main objective of this research, is to determine the impact of material sustainability, and the minimization of the production process cost in order to promote maximum operational economic benefits. The implications of this intervention shows that, in batik production process, there could be a saving cost of resisting material by GH₡ 31.00, with a process time of 290mins and an activity cost reduction of GH₡ 68.00 by just replacing paraffin wax with cassava starch. The identified intervention has also been found as significant to address the identified issues that bring a substantial change in the current manufacturing practices of the batik industry. It is recommended that much is to be gained in sustaining the practice when cultural themes are employed in the artifacts created.
Description: An article published by Lupine Publishing and also available at DOI: 10.32474/LTTFD.2018.01.000104
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12755
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