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TELA Vision 2020 – A Textiles Stakeholders’ Conference
By: Sharmainne Rhey B. Caoili
Technology Transfer, Information and Promotions Staff
The Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI) leads the celebration of the Philippine Tropical Fabrics Month this January. The highlight of this month-long celebration is the Textile Stakeholders’ Conference dubbed as, TELA Vision 2020 Towards AmBisyon Natin 2040. This will be held at the Citadines Bay City Manila on 30 January 2020.
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Contact Angle Analyzer donated by SEO Co. Ltd. Korea to DOST-PTRI
DOST-PTRI Receives New Contact Angle Analyzer donated by Surface Electro Optics (SEO) Co. Ltd. Korea
By: Donna A. Uldo, Technical Services DivisionDOST-PTRI expressed its gratitude to Mr. Jangho Park, CEO of Surface Electro Optics (SEO) Co. Ltd. Korea, for his generosity in donating one unit of Phoenix 150 (P150) Contact Angle Analyzer in support of the Institute's testing services and research and development activities. Engr. May S. Rico presented the Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of DOST-PTRI Director Celia B. Elumba.
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INAUGURATION OF THE REGIONAL YARN PRODUCTION AND INNOVATION CENTER IN ILOILO
As a realization of its TELA Pilipinas advocacy or known as Textiles Empowering Lives Anew advocacy, the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI) spearheads the inauguration of the Regional Yarn Production and Innovation Center in Miagao, Iloilo (RYPIC).
The RYPIC is a project under the DOST Inclusive Innovation TELA or i2TELA Program. It is the first microscale yarn spinning facility which aims to produce crafted yarns from blends of natural textile fibers, abaca, banana and pineapple leaf, in combination with cotton at a 50 kilograms of yarns per day capacity.The RYPIC aims to jumpstart local ecosystems for the textile sector and will cater to the requirements of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs)in the fashion industry, academe and government institutions for yarns and fabrics using local raw materials, skills, and talents.
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Mainstreaming of the Philippine Tropical Fabrics, an Essential Boost for the Revitalization of the Philippine Textile Industry
By: Sharmainne Rhey B. Caoili Technology Transfer, Information and Promotions StaffJanuary of every year is declared as the Philippine Tropical Fabrics (PTF) Month and this year, it carried the theme: “TELA (Textiles Empowering Lives Anew): Gawang Pilipinas. Galing Pilipinas”. Spearheaded by the Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI), the textile research arm of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), one of the highlights of the month-long celebration was the conduct of “A TELA Story, Philippine Tropical Fabrics: Rising to the Challenge”, the Textile Stakeholders Conference held at the Philippine International Convention Center.
The Textile Stakeholders Conference focused on the current state of PTF, from its production, utilization, and challenges. It brought together notable guests and enthusiasts from various sectors.
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A sneak peek at future fashion: 3D scanning, avatars for Filipino consumers
By Kristine Sabillo, ABS-CBN News
Kristine Sabillo, ABS-CBN News