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Philippines unveils apparels from tropical fibres
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Feb '12
Several models draped in clothes made from tropical fibres walked the ramp at the Bagong Habi...Salinlahi fashion show held in Makati City, the financial centre of the Philippines.

In all 40 apparel pieces prepared from fabrics developed by Philippines Department of Science and Technology (DOST) from tropical fibres like banana, Agave cantala (maguey), C. Olitorius (saluyot) and water hyacinth were featured during the show.

The Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) invited several prospective investors at the event.

According to PTRI, it is now tested and established that food, vegetables and fruits can be used to prepare fabrics.

Besides, manufacturing of such fabrics do not require installation of any new machinery or reinvention of any equipment, as textile producers can use their existing technology.

Philippines, which celebrated “Philippine Tropical Fabrics Day” on January 24, has ample availability of such tropical fibres.

Also, tropical dyes like coconut husk, guava, mahogany, indigo, talisay (Terminalia catappa or Indian almond) and Bixa orellana (achiote or annatto), which can be used to colour these fabrics, are available in abundance.

After shedding the stiffness of previous versions, the new fabrics are quite soft, and they easily mingle with any design. Also, they are not spiky anymore and offer better comfort to the wearer.

Moreover, they are enzyme-treated and easily washable and do not require any dry cleaning.

Unlike synthetic particles, use of these tropical fibres leads to much less hazardous waste generation during production, and hence these are less detrimental to the environment, PTRI said.

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