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Natural Fibers Confab Set for December 2

Fiber stakeholders will gather to discuss the current and future trends of Philippine natural fibers in response to global challenges at a national conference on December 2, 2009.

The Department of Science Technology, through the Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) and the Philippine Council for Industry and Energy Research and Development (PCIERD), and other participating agencies will showcase the latest technology developments and innovations in natural fiber production, processing and utilization, and encourage the exchange of ideas and knowledge sharing on natural fibers at the said one-day event to be held at Dusit Thani, Makati City.

Science Infused into Revival of Philippine Traditional Textiles
Science Secretary Estrella F. Alabastro offers a portfolio of upgraded and optimized natural dye technologies developed by the Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) to assist weavers of traditional fabrics across the Philippines.
State of RP's Textile R&D Addressed

Technology development programs on raw materials naturally found in the Philippines remain the focus of the Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) in its efforts to ease the effects of globalization on local textile and garments industry.
Handloom weaving demo takes center stage at Likhang Habi indigenous textiles bazaar

Handloom weaving of binakol, an Ilocano traditional weave design, was among the highlights of the last day of Likhang Habi: Market Encounter 2 on October 24, 2009 in Makati City.
The Best of RP's Plant-Based Dyes Captured on Coffee-Table Book

Bahaghari A coffee-table book on colorants from tropical plants is now off the press.

The Philippine Textile Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (PTRI-DOST) has recently released its new publication, Bahaghari: Colors of the Philippines. The 140-page book contains general information on natural dyes and their plant sources and clear, crisp photos of PTRI-developed naturally dyed tropical fabrics in formal ensemble with a twist of elegance worn by participants and delegates to the 8th ASEAN Science and Technology Week (ASTW) in July 2008, Miss Earth 2007 candidates, and some ramp models. Besides the ASTW, the naturally dyed barongs and dresses jazzed up the Bahaghari Fashion Show at the ASTW dinner held at Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Manila and gave zest to the pictorial for the book.
DOST's textile institute makes tropical fiber processing cheaper, easier

The Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) has developed baskets of options for pretreatment of abaca, banana, and pineapple fibers that lower production costs by as much as 35 percent and improve the fibers' quality.
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