Narda's Weaving lives on! Lucia Capuyan-Catanes, the late Narda Capuyan's daughter, carries on the Narda's tradition of fine ikat but this time, Lucia is working in cotton and natural dyes. She's also experimenting with cotton blended with abaca. The items in Pure Cotton are colored with natural and chemical dyes while Cotton-abaca has the look and feel of linen. Lucia also revives leno weaving (gauze weave) where two warp yarns are twisted around the weft yarns to provide a strong yet sheer fabric. Cotton and cotton-abaca blend were used to re-invent this old Narda's favorite. For clothes designers and makers, Leno weaves will be available as yardage and as apparel during the bazaar.
We're excited to see Narda's collection and her daughters collection? Please catch them at the Likhang Habi Fair 2016.
Likhang Habi Fair 2016
October 14, 15, 16
Glorietta Activity Center
The Philippine Textile Research Institute celebrated the annual National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) with the Lab to FAB (Fabric Applications and Beyond) banner.
The celebration included the Special VIP Run of the PTRI Facility Tour capped by the Capsule Collection Exhibit of PTRI with Designers and Philippine Tropical Fabrics (PTF) Advocates: Ms. Jennifer Jean Avellanosa-Dee, Ms. Roan Jean Gregorio and Dr. Vincent Louie Tan.
The exhibit, which is still open, features the PTRI-developed technologies’ application to the Philippine Tropical Fabrics.
April 2016 - The Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) zooms in on Seminar / Workshop on Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) to test the skills of PTRI employees and officials on their First Aid skills. The Human Resource Department led the event as part of their HRD Program for the year. 14 participants of the event practiced the CPR on the dummies.
Participants of the Values Formation Workshop with HRD and Father Nelson Zaballa.
April 2016 - The Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) reflects on the value of work as PTRI employees and officers attend the Value Formation Seminar with Father Nelson Zaballa as guest speaker.
April 2016 - The Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) conducted the Earthquake Drill for PTRI employees and officials unannounced, from the DOST Main Office. As part of the simultaneous Earthquake Drill in the National Capital Region (NCR), the Drill was led by PTRI - FAD Chief, Ms. Cora L. Tapulgo.