Technology Symposium for Textiles and Apparel 2009: R&D – The Cutting Edge of Technology

The Technology Symposium for Textiles and Apparel 2009, organised by The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textile and Apparel, was held successfully on 18 and 19 March 2009. With the theme of “R & D: The Cutting Edge of Technology”, the symposium featured over 20 experts and academics who shared their insights and knowledge in the textiles and clothing industry......

The 10th China (Dongguan) International Textile and Clothing Industry Fair cum The 4th South China International Sewing Machinery and Accessories Show

To keep our mainland counterparts abreast of our research and technology development and explore collaboration, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel has frequently participated in exhibitions and symposiums held in the mainland......

Advanced Textile and Garment Manufacturing Process Technology: Enabled by Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

The Hong Kong textiles and clothing industry has also been affected by the global economic downturn and faces fierce competition. To maintain its leading position in the industry, it is necessary to develop new technology to increase productivity and improve quality. The application of radio frequency identification (RFID) will be......

Four new platform research projects have just been approved with around HK$14 million funding support. These projects are:

New Materials and Textiles and Apparel Products


Textiles Needs of Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Patients in Paediatric Hospitals

Advanced Textiles and Clothing Production Technologies


Biofunctional Materials and Applications (II)

Innovative Design and Evaluation Technologies


Development of Smart Interactive Functional Clothing

4. Advanced Clothing Functional Design CAD Technologies (II)

  An Innovative Finishing System for Knitwear Wet Processing 2009
11 Feb 2009

The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel and Hong Kong Productivity Council joined hands to organise a seminar on An Innovative Finishing System for Knitwear Wet Processing on 11 February 2009.......
Seminar on Green Technology in Dyeing, Finishing and Functional Processing for Textile Products
16 Jan 2009
HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2009
12-15 Jan 2009
Seminar on Development of New Textile Materials and Technology
5 Jan 2009

15 May 2009

Seminar on “Long Term Solution for Textiles and Clothing Industry Facing Financial Tsunami: Systematic Approach for Problem Solving”

Seminar Room 2, 1/F, Clothing Industry Training Authority, 63 Tai Yip Street, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon

Ms Cherry Yiu (left) and Ms Becky Leung
Welcome On Board
Two new colleagues joined the HKRITA over the last few months. Ms Becky Leung, Administrative Assistant, says, “I am glad to join the institute. It is an organisation of colleagues with different backgrounds. I believe all staff members will work well together and I can learn from them.

“I am honoured and delighted to work in HKRITA, a growing and dynamic organisation with a nice working atmosphere. Working here allows me to learn more about accounting and control in a R&D institute. I am happy to embrace such an opportunity,” says Ms Cherry Yiu, Assistant Accountant.
Vacancies for graduates and the student membership scheme are introduced
Together We Can: HKRITA in Job Fair 2009
To support graduate appointments, HKRITA took part in the “Together We Can” campaign organised by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A booth was set in the campus podium during the Job Fair on 19 and 20 March 2009 to introduce HKRITA’s full time and part time openings for students. Also promoted was HKRITA’s student membership scheme which enables them to keep abreast of the research development of the textiles and clothing industry. In addition, HKRITA’s profile and job vancancies have been uploaded to the Virtual Job Fair website established by PolyU.

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