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The Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI), as a line agency of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) supports the local textile and allied industries achieve global competitiveness through utilization of indigenous resources, and development of technical competence in textile production and quality assurance.

Philippine Textile Industry to Rise Above Challenges and Global Competitiveness

Considered a sunset industry, the Philippine textile sector is getting back on its feet to secure a bright spot in our economy. Stakeholders of the Philippine textiles gathered together in the recently concluded TELA Serye:…kahapon, ngayon, bukas Philippine Textiles: the Future, Today  Conference held on 29th of January 2015 to celebrate collective determined efforts to revive the industry.


PTRI Gathers Stakeholders for Phil Textile Conference 2015

TELA Serye 

Various stakeholders of the Philippine local textiles will gather for this year's Textile Conference dubbed as

TELA Serye: ... kahapon, ngayon, bukas.

Philippine Textiles: the Future, Today.

The one-day affair, organized by the Department of Science and Technology's (DOST) Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI), will be a perfect venue to discuss innovations on the textile, garment, and fashion industry and to showcase the Institute's expanded technological developments and initiatives.

PTRI jumpstarts the commercialization of Natural Dye Powders

natural dye kit

The process of natural dyeing in the country is deeply ingrained in our culture. It is an age-old tradition that can be traced back to the early indigenous groups who established their unique identity through the colors derived and inspired by the abundant natural resources surrounding them. In the recent years, with the advent of modernization and with mass-produced synthetic dyes entering the picture, the process of natural dyeing have fallen into the wayside with a few remaining indigenous groups choosing to continue it in order to uphold their tradition.

PTRI Organized Exhibit/Bazaar


PTRI organized exhibit/bazaar with a theme "Philippine Neo-Ethnic Textiles: Weaving Tradition and Technology".  The event was held in DFA, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City on September 23-26, 2014.  Some of the PTRI partners which participated in the exhibit/bazaar were Custommade Crafts Center, Development Action for Women Network, Great Women, Kingsmen, La Herminia Pina Weaving, Nooks Manufacturing International Corporation, and Rurungan sa Tubud.

National Science Technology Week


The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is celebrating the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) on July 24-28, 2014 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City and is themed Philippines: A Science Nation Meeting Global Challenges. Exhibits, fora and other events revolve around the DOST 8 Outcomes and showcases S&T interventions and innovations aimed at providing a better life for every Juan thru S&T. Highlights of the event are activities towards One ASEAN which is happening in 2015.

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