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DOST – PTRI’s REwear Face Mask Adheres to WHO Guidelines
The DOST - Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST – PTRI) developed the REwear (Re-useable, Washable, Re-wearable) Face Masks brand of cloth masks as a quick response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is now evident that the scientific perspective applied to the development of the REwear Face Mask has good basis as it is found to conform to the recommendations recently made by the World Health Organization (WHO).
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DOST-PTRI’s Ready-to-buy (RTB) natural yarns and dyes kits
The Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI) produces natural textile fiber-based (NTF) yarns namely, cotton blends of abaca and pineapple, greige fabrics, and dye kits available for use by weavers, designers, social entrepreneurs, apparel manufacturers, and the other sub-sectors of the textile industry.
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DOST-PTRI REwear™ Face Mask: A Face of Filipino Bayanihan
The DOST – Philippine Textile Research Institute teamed up with private companies, namely, Power Fashion Foundation/NE Noveau Star, Saffron Philippines Incorporated, Reliance Producers Coop, D&L Industries and Chemrez Technologies, Inc., to produce 500,000 pieces of reusable, washable, and re-wearable face masks as a quick response to the ongoing situation brought by COVID-19 pandemic. Branded as REwear, Face Mask Made Smart, the project was further strengthened when factories responded to a call for fabric donations and sent their fabrics to be used for the REwear masks.
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The Basic Textile Technology Course Webinar Registration Starts Now
By: Sharmainne Rhey B. Caoili
Technology Transfer, Information and Promotions Staff
DOST-PTRI, the Textile Research and Development arm of the Department of Science and Technology, is determined to fulfill its mandate while keeping its employees, customers, and communities safe. The provision of textile-related training programs form part of this. While we all observe the norms of community quarantine, the Institute invites everyone with a deeper interest in textiles, to study and to learn more about how textiles are made through a fitting training course delivered in a FREE Webinar: Tech-Know TELA: Basic Textile Technology Course Webinar Series