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Philippines celebrates tropical fabrics month
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Jan '12
In order to commercialize the use of ethnic textiles and tropical fibres, the Department of Science and Technology's Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI) is celebrating the month of January as "Philippine Tropical Fabrics (PTF) Month".

DOST-PTRI spearheads the technological development and research on tropical textiles of Philippines. The Institute is heading the celebrations of the tropical fabrics month, based on the celebration of the Philippine Tropical Fabrics Day held in January last year.

As part of PTF Month, PTRI is focusing on promoting sustainable use of domestic indigenous fibres like abaca, piña, Philippine silk and banana.

It will adopt more aggressive approach to accelerate commercialization of the nation's tropical fibre technologies.

During the current year, it would carry out proactive advocacy campaigns to sustainably promote local neo-ethnic and tropical fibres.

As part of its strategy, PTRI would try to unify its efforts in developing ethnic textiles and local tropical fabrics, thus enhancing the competitiveness and prospects of the domestic fibre, garment and textile industries.

A fashion show "Bagong Habi, Salinlahi: Cutting-edge Philippine Textiles" would be held on February 8, 2012 to feature domestic fibres in a new avatar. Several original, contemporary and exciting fashion creations would be showcased at the event.

Many renowned and young promising designers would display their creations prepared using innovative indigenous weaves hailed as new-ethnic fabrics. The weaves include hablon of Iloilo, abel of Ilocos Norte, inaul of Maguindanao and several weaves from the Cordilleras.

Also to be showcased at the show are eye-catching creations prepared by PTRI from tropical fibres like jute, maguey and water hyacinth.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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