Araneta City marks Independence Day with Tela Pilipinas Exhibit launch
In line with the Independence Day celebration, Araneta City partners with the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI) in promoting and bringing public awareness to the local textile industry.
On June 12, the 2022 Tela Pilipinas Exhibit of DOST-PTRI was opened at the Gateway Mall Activity Area to publicly showcase the developments in natural textile fiber-based yarns and products. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by DOST-PTRI Director Celia Elumba and her team, Gateway Mall property manager Lizette Villanueva, and some of the Tela Pilipinas partner exhibitors (from Panublix and Creative Definitions).
TELAmbassadress & Binibining Pilipinas International 2021 Hannah Arnold, an S&T advocate who is helping DOST-PTRI in spreading love for Philippine-made textiles and the technology behind the making of these textile materials, also graced the ceremony. The dance troupe of the Quezon City Performing Arts Development Foundation, Inc. provided entertainment with their Pinoy folk dance performances.
from L to R: Panublix representative, DOST-PTRI Director Celia Elumba, Binibining Pilipinas International 2021 Hannah Arnold, Creative Definitions representative, Gateway Mall property manager Lizette Villanueva.
Displayed in the exhibit are Pinoy-made outfits made using DOST-PTRI’s yarns, fabrics, and technologies as output of the institute’s research and development programs. This exhibit demonstrates the applicability and huge potential of the Philippine Tropical Fabrics as material to dress the Filipinos.
The 2022 Tela Pilipinas Exhibit is open for public viewing at the Gateway Mall from June 12 to 17.