THE ADIRE OODUA TEXTILE HUB, ILE IFE | CLICK TO VISIT ADIRE OODUA WEBSITE
Adire Oodua Textile Hub, is the first phase of a cultural centre that is being built on 30,000 square meters of land with a vision to engage and upskill the youths and increase women empowerment through the sophisticated artisanship of indigenous textile manufacturing and entrepreneurship.
The hub was declared open within the premises of the Ife Ground Resorts, Ile-Ife and also offers free Training Empowering Women and Youth in capacity building and wealth creation
Ooni Ogunwusi revealed that the ancient Adire textile is an agelong tradition of Ife, from where he said it was taken to the Abeokuta by the Egbas and other parts of the world.
Princess Ronke Ademiluyi the founder of Africa Fashion Week London and Nigeria and Co – founder of the Adire Oodua Textile Hub explained that the vision is to empower women and youths so that they will be productively engaged enabling them to become self sustainable
The Adire Hub has started working with the textile department of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and this will be extended to other tertiary institutions across the country to use the hub for industrial training.
The Adire Hub is a viable means of youth empowerment,
It will used for cultural exchange programs in collaboration with some of our education partners like Henley’s Business School UK. Parsons Design School NY. University of Northampton and many more.
The textile hub aims to provide a lot of wealth creation opportunities for the local artisans in Ile-Ife who work with us and the hub will enable them to increase their production capacity and generate sustainable involved for themselves.
The hub will engage in the use of sustainable practices, including researching and using dyes that are not harmful to the environment like the use of Elu leaf in Ile-Ife, which is also known as the indigo leaf and other vegetable based dyes that are organic with no chemicals.