African Fashion Fabric Prints features COVID-19, launched by Ghana

Ghanaian people are known for the love for African fabrics, especially the ones made in Ghana. And with the impression of covid-19 on the fashion industry, the Ghana Textiles Printing (GTP) has just created a fabric to keep the impact of coronavirus in memory.

“[We] put a positive twist on a negative phenomenon” Stephen Badu, from Ghana Textiles Printing (GTP), told BBC Focus on Africa radio.

The new fabrics have symbols like padlocks, keys and planes to reflect some of the measures implemented to curb the spread of coronavirus.

African prints are popular in Ghana and many workers wear them on Fridays.

Two of Ghana’s main metropolitan areas were in lockdown in April – and nationwide there was a ban on public gatherings and the closure of borders.

Restrictions have since been eased – though strict social-distancing measures are in place, especially in churches – and it is a criminal offence not to wear a face mask in public.