Traders of Adire fabrics in the Ogun State have called for an end to the importation of adulterated Chinese adire in the local markets.
The traders disclosed this while embarking on an advocacy walk in Abeokuta, sensitizing buyers and sellers on the danger of patronizing adulterated Chinese adire.
The traders urged Governor Dapo Abiodun to ban the sales of Chinese adire to preserve the state’s cultural heritage.
Addressing journalists, one of the traders, Ogunfidodo Michael, lamented that the incursion of adulterated Chinese adire into the local market “Is pushing the locally made adire into extinction.
“We are trying to sensitize our people to know the dangerous effect of wearing the look-like adire fabrics. It is a synthetic cloth that is paramount all over; people think it is adire, but it is not adire”, he stated.