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DOST Provides Therapeutic Handlooms to the Differently-abled and Elderly
By:Sharmainne Rhey B. Caoili and Cyd Francis D. Recidoro (Technology Transfer, Information and Promotions Staff DOST-PTRI)
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Meet and Greet with the Weavers and Designers
TAGUIG CITY, Metro Manila – Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) and Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) conducted the first engagement of the weavers and the designers last February 28, 2018. This concluded the successful activities for the first working calendar of PTRI’s involvement with GREAT Women Project 2, funded by the Global Affairs Canada set to end on 2020.
The GREAT Women Project 2, also termed Supporting Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Philippines, is recognized as a gender platform that focuses on improving the competitiveness and sustainability of women’s enterprises. It gives the WME’s an avenue not only to produce quality, and environmentally sustainable products but also to become market-ready locally and globally.
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MOA Signing of PTRI-NCCE to Establish NatDyes Production and Dyeing Facility in Bauan, Batangas
From L to R: Ms. Evangeline Manalang, Dir. Celia Elumba, Mr. Pedro Polo, Jr. and Ms. Roselyn Polo
TAGUIG CITY – Collaborating for the common goal of commercializing natural dye production for textile application, the Natural Craft Connection Enterprise (NCCE) recently inked a Memorandum of Agreement to work in partnership with the Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) for the establishment of the NatDyes production and dyeing facility in Bauan, Batangas.
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TELA Concept to Cloth – Translating Ideas to Reality
As we welcome the new year, the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI) enters a new milestone as it marks its 51st year towards the development of high quality textiles. Staying committed to its vision, PTRI still carries its flagship tagline “Textiles Empowering Lives Anew (TELA)” and its promise to use textiles as an instrument in improving the livelihood of Filipinos in the countryside and textile manpower of the nation.
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PTRI hosts First ASEAN Textile Conference in the Philippines, Puts Sustainability and Science and Technology in Spotlight
The Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) recently hosted TELA ASEAN Textile Conference, which brought together key persons from the textile industry and ASEAN-member countries to discuss the state of the region’s textile industry and to find ways to address its challenges. Featuring presentations from the delegates – including an ASEAN textile exhibit and mini-trade fair of Filipino textile MSMEs – the first TELA ASEAN Textile Conference in the Philippines coincided with the 50th founding anniversary of both PTRI and the ASEAN.