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“Can we actually dress

ourselves?”

“What would happen if


we can?”

TELA Pilipinas:
Reimagining the
Philippine Textiles
106 M Filipinos
286,320 ha Natural Textile Fibers
BANANA
ABACA PINEAPPLE
The Philippine Cavendish
CAGAYAN VALLEY 21 ha
Natural Textile
4,075.80
Fiber CALABARZON 32 ha ha

Map MIMAROPA
(2016)
BICOL REGION 45,254 ha 4,773 ha

WESTERN
157.5 ha
VISAYAS

30,918.5
EASTERN VISAYAS 27 ha
ha

NORTHERN 26,189.38
17,354 ha
MINDANAO ha

ARMM 5,058 ha 8,086.2 ha

DAVAO REGION 49,140 ha 13,925 ha

6,002.50
SOCCSKSARGEN 12,180 ha 24,029 ha
ha

134,427.24 65,224.49
86,668.45 ha
ha ha
Source: countrystat.psa.gov.ph
Source: Elumba, C.B. 2017. Weaves of Change: Fostering Ties that Bind. TELA ASEAN Conference
Agricultural Products Consumers

Spinning Weaving/ Knitting Cut-Make-Trim

Fiber Yarn Fabric Apparel

Dyeing/Finishing
GAP:
SUPPLY OF NATURAL FIBER-BASED YARNS
Agricultural Products Consumers

Spinning Weaving/ Knitting Cut-Make-Trim

Fiber Yarn Fabric Apparel

Dyeing/Finishing

the gap
DOST
Yarn PTRI

production
using natural
textile fibers

Philippine Textile Research Institute


INNOVATION CENTER FOR YARNS AND TEXTILES (ICYT)
DOST
PTRI

Natural Cotton

Crafted ring spun yarn Woven fabric

The PTRI ICYT

• Specializes in innovative
yarns such as cotton-
pineapple, cotton-abaca,
cotton-banana, etc.

• High-value products

• Use of eco-friendly
technologies
DOST
PTRI
Natural
Dyeing

Cultural preservation
Environment conservation

Countryside development
Livelihood generation

Competitive SME’s thru S&T


Women empowerment
Naturally Dyed DOST
PTRI
Handloom
Weaving

Source: Dr. Norma A. Respicio, Dept. of Arts Studies, UP CAL.


REGIONAL HANDLOOM WEAVING DOST
PTRI

INNOVATION CENTERS

REGION I: Ilocos Norte


Paoay, Pinili, Sarrat CAR: Mt. Province &
Ifugao
Bontoc, Banawe
REGION III: Bulacan
Pulillan

REGION IV-B: Romblon


Cajidiocan
REGION VI: Antique & Iloilo
Bugasong; Oton
REGION VII: Cebu
Carmen REGION X: Bukidnon
Malaybalay
REGION XI : Davao Del
Sur
Bansalan
REGION XII: South Cotabato
Lake Sebu
DOST

WEAVES PTRI
Narda’s Naturals
DOST
PTRI

Yarn production
Handloom
using natural Natural Dyeing
Weaving
textile fibers

TELA* Pilipinas
Textiles Empowering Lives Anew
DOST
PTRI

Source: Elumba, C.B. 2017. Weaves of Change: Fostering Ties that Bind. TELA ASEAN Conference
for inclusive socio-economic growth
Maraming salamat po!

www.ptri.dost.gov.ph
02 837 2071 loc. 2360
02 837 1325
@ptri.dost

Evangeline Flor P. Manalang


Senior Science Research Specialist
Research and Development Division
epmanalang@gmail.com
02 837 1349

@TELAPilipinas