As our title suggests, we are raring to go. We ask everyone to join us in considering textiles now. For us at the Philippine Textile Research Institute, TELA is not just a word for textiles but an acronym to mean: Textiles Empowering Lives Anew. For our country, TELA may just be the spark to inclusive growth for our economy. How will Philippine textiles, with its many challenges and opportunities, bring the aspiration of TELA (Textiles Empowering Lives Anew) into reality? What innovations to “TELA Serye” can science and technology leverage to bring in more opportunities and possibilities? How may we secure and optimize the supply and value chain? How may Philippine textiles contribute to a resurgence in manufacturing? And to a more robust economic growth in the countryside where we have a wealth of cultural traditions woven around our natural resources?