Three webinars on textile and fashion innovations will be hosted by the Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on 25 November 2020, at 1PM, as part of the first-ever virtual celebration of the 2020 National Science and Technology Week.

Textile production continues to speed up and rise with the increasing demand and fast fashion trend, so no wonder why textile manufacturing is seen to rank between second and third as source of pollution globally. Because of this notion, the webinar aims to promote awareness on sustainability initiatives of international organizations, industries and other players in the textile and fashion industries, and encourage collaborative action towards the attainment of sustainable development goals.

Dr. Rene van Berkel, representing the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) India, will talk on the international perspectives on sustainable solutions for textiles and fashion, which highlights the accomplishments and forward plans of the textile industry worldwide to achieve the United Nations (UN) sustainable development goals (SDGs).

The Garment-to-Garment Recycling System developed by the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (KHRITA) will also be discussed by its Director for Project Development Dr. Gloria Yao with her talk titled, “Textile Recycling: Applied R&D in the Circular Textile Economy”.

Lastly, Director Celia B. Elumba of the DOST-PTRI will present the institute’s programs on research and development of sustainable textile materials with her topic titled, “TELA Model for Sustainable Textile Development”.

The webinar can only accommodate 500 participants, hence the public is requested to go to to do an early registration or register at www.nstw The registrants shall receive confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar series via the Zoom platform.

Catch this webinar and other exciting virtual fora, activities and exhibits at the 2020 National Science and Technology Week from 23-29 November 2020 via visit the 2020 NSTW Facebook page, or use the hashtags #2020NSTW and #ScienceForThePeople.

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