It is with pleasure that I announce the first issue of the HKRITA e-Newsletter which we aim to publish online on a quarterly-basis. This will provide you with news, reports and events about The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA), and also with the latest updates on our activities.

We are Hong Kong's premier research and development centre on textiles and apparel. I believe HKRITA will enhance more scientific and technological advancement to the industry to reinforce Hong Kong's competitiveness and thus foster the growth of the industry.

Through our e-Newsletters we look forward to enhancing communication with the industry and other research organizations and associations and keep the industry abreast of developments in the textiles and apparel world.
Haider Barma

The Hong Kong textile and clothing industries first took off in the late 40’s. Blessed by a number of factors that favoured Hong Kong at that time, the most important of which were influx of experienced industrialists from mainland China, a plentiful supply of industrial land and manpower resources......

The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) was established in April 2006. HKRITA has funding support from the Innovation & Technology Commission, HKSAR Government and is hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) which is one of the top three textiles and apparel research centers in the world.

The HKRITA secretariat is located in the Shirley Chan Building, PolyU. The secretariat currently has nine staff including four key executives to support the daily operation.

To obtain the latest news and technology information first hand and be entitled to special offers for HKRITA activities and events, join our membership scheme now. HKRITA has launched two types of membership for the business companies, research organizations and academia:

Corporate Member:
Annual membership fee - HK$1,000 per annum.

Institution Member:
Free for all institutes/ universities.

Enjoy extra months “free” membership. As a special promotional offer, application received before March 2007 will be extended to
31 March 2008.

  R&D Project Applications
07 Aug 2006

To provide an overview of our R&D programmes, and other requirements, a briefing session was held on 07 August 2006 at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. After giving an overview of HKRITA, Dr. K C Ho, our R&D Director introduced the technology roadmap and explained details of application procedures for R&D projects in the briefing session......
HKRITA in Hong Kong Fashion Week Spring/ Summer at HKCEC
11-14 July 2006
Seminar for Professors from Rajamangala University, Bangkok, Thailand
26 June 2006
HKGCC's Industry and Technology Committee Meeting

23 June 2006
HKTDC's Garment Advisory Committee Meeting
23 June 2006
Casual Lunch Gathering with FHKI Members
22 June 2006
Guangdong-Hong Kong R&D Innovation and Technology Collaborations Joint Roadshows in Guangzhou, Foshan, Shenzhen, Dongguan
29/30 May & 8/9 June 2006

  Guests from Savantas Policy Institute
28 August 2006
Delegation from Fo Shan's Garment/ Clothing Association
6 July 2006
Guests from Fountain Set (Holdings) Limited
30 June 2006
Delegation from Fujian
26 April 2006

04-06 Oct 2006
Interstoff Asia Autumn, Hong Kong
12-17 Oct 2006 2006 China Hi-Tech Fair (Hong Kong Pavilion)
16-18 Oct 2006 The Sixth International Thermal Manikin and Modeling Meeting
29 Nov 2006-01 Dec 2006 Innovation & Design Expo

The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel
Address: R906-07, Shirley Chan Building
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2627 0180 Fax: (852) 2364 2727 website:

Editorial Team
Dr. KC Ho, Pandora Chan, Lydia Fung, Bonny Li

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