Innovation of Rice Husk as Resist Agent for Fabric Embellishment: Implication on Waste Management


  • YOHANNA Andrew Federal College of Education Kontagora, Niger State, Nigeria
  • OJIUDE Perpetua Ukwuoma Federal College of Education Kontagora, Niger State, Nigeria
  • GANA, James Federal College of Education Kontagora, Niger State, Nigeria


Innovation, Rice husk, Resist agent, Fabric embellishment, Waste management


The study concerned with innovation of rice husk as resist agent for fabric embellishment: Implication on waste management. Two research questions were formulated to guide the study.  The study utilised one shot experimental research design to obtain data. It measures only the post-test results and does not use a control group. The population of the study comprises of students of Fine and Applied Art and Home Economics departments respectively in Federal College of Education Kontagora in Niger State. This population was selected because the students carry out practical on fabric embellishment and as such will be able to give valid data.A sample size of fifty (50) was used for the study. A purposive sampling technique was used to select this sample from the two departments. The main instrument for this study was a researcher self-designed questionnaire, which was face validated by statistician and one professor in textile science department in Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. Reliability of the instrument was determined through pilot study. An internal consistency coefficient of 0.87 was obtained through Cronbach’s alpha test and the findings revealed that the resist agent for fabric decoration was produced from rice husk through the addition of antisol (CMC) which serves as a binder and water to the husk .The production exercise was demonstrated to the respondents. It was also revealed that rice husk is a suitable resist agent for effective fabric embellishment.


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YOHANNA Andrew, OJIUDE Perpetua Ukwuoma, & GANA, James. (2021). Innovation of Rice Husk as Resist Agent for Fabric Embellishment: Implication on Waste Management. International Journal of Scientific and Academic Research (IJSAR), EISSN: 2583-0279, 1(4), 1–8. Retrieved from