- By 2029, the Philippines hopes to increase garment exports by 45.8% annually and rank among the top 10 worldwide exporters of clothing.
- Government organizations and the Philippine Fashion Coalition believe that intellectual property protection is essential to reviving the indigenous textile industry and putting the fashion industry in a position to compete internationally.
In order to revive the Philippine textile industry and get the fashion industry ready for global competition, government organizations and the Philippine Fashion Coalition (PFC) believe that intellectual property (IP) protection is essential.
With a 45.8% yearly rise in garment exports by 2029, the nation wants to rank among the top 10 worldwide exporters of apparel under the 2020–2029 Garments and Textiles Industry Roadmap of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
Julius Leano Jr., officer-in-charge of the Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI), spoke about how the organization pursued a more dedicated the patenting planning during the current pandemic, interpreting that as a way to break new ground in textile innovation, at a recent award ceremony hosted by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL).
According to a press release from IPOPHL, PTRI’s updated innovation strategy now makes more extensive use of the patent system, beginning with a patent search to identify white spaces in the textile innovation space and continuing with the application of patent grants for its technologies at the earliest possible stage in research and development.
One of the main goals of IPOPHL’s Innovation and Technology Support Office (ITSO) project is to help universities and colleges better use and promote the usage of the IP system. PFC President Carissa Cruz-Evangelists praised IPOPHL for this accomplishment.
Acting Executive Director Annray V. Rivera of the Philippine Fibre Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA) stated that the organization is dedicated to working with others to execute the geographical indication (GI) laws for the fiber craft sectors
Over 30% of the more than 30 Philippine goods that have been evaluated as prospective GIs are clothing and accessories.