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DOST conducts textile 101 seminar

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Imagine a world where textiles are more than just clothes to wear or fabrics to furnish our homes. Imagine a world where textiles are used to create many things from medical devices to sustainable building materials.

This is the world that the Department of Science & Technology-Philippine Textile Research Institute envisions, starting with the next generation of scientists and entrepreneurs, through a seminar titled Textile 101: The Basics of Textile Technology.

The crash course on the different types of textiles to the latest innovations in textile technology was participated by 100 college students of Negros Oriental State University.

Usef Jan Flores, a sophomore studying Business Administration, said he learned about textures of textiles, how to be mindful in choosing the appropriate textile for the weather and the occasion, and the importance of proper disposal of textiles.

Philippine Textile Research Institute Director Julius Leaño Jr. said the concept of the seminar was to engage the Region on textiles, and to communicate to students about opportunities in the industry.

“Alignment and everything — whether research and development, thesis, hobby — we just need to make science a part of our day-to-day living. Hindi ‘yong ‘science’ na kinatatakotan [but] the science that people can relate to; that is what we want to communicate [to the public]. It’s a standing order from the DOST Secretary [Renato Solidum Jr.] that science must be felt, science must be communicated,” said Director Leaño.

He said DOST is currently developing bamboo textiles that has a wide range of applications.

“We want the scientists to share their experience [with the public]. Make [what they do] relatable [by the public], and that’s how technically, we generate a culture of science in the Philippines — people who are not averse to [science] but who embrace it as a form of making society more productive, more engaged, more prolific in the things that we’re doing,” Leaño added. (Reinhold Jek Abing/DOST)

 

 

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