Projects Ready for Commercialisation

The key aim of The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textile and Apparel’s R&D programmes is to benefit the industry by solving problems and coming up with new projects. Deliverables from two completed projects achieve this. They are “Development of an Innovative Finishing System for Wet Processing of Garments and Accessories” and “Development of a Problem Solving Model for the Hong Kong Textiles and Clothing Industries.”...

Building up an International R&D Exchange Platform

Both profound R&D knowledge and understanding of the industry and its technology development are essential for successful technology development. Therefore The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel seizes every exchange opportunity with different associations and companies to get hold of the latest R&D news of the textile and apparel industry...

Functional and Decorative Textile Products through Metallising Technology

The development of metallised textiles is considered one of the most significant technology breakthroughs in the textiles and apparel industry, bringing an array of seductive, glittery fabrics to the highly demanding fashion industry. Bringing great challenges and potential to the market, metallising technology is able to create decorative textiles and improve functional properties of textile materials...

Two new platform research projects have just been approved with HK$1.349 million funding support. They are:

Advanced Textiles and Clothing Production Technologies


Feasibility Study on Low Pressure Plasma Assisted Dyeing Process with Both Inorganic and Organic Dyestuff for Textile Products

2. An Empirical Study of Laser-based Finishing for Textile Materials

Guangdong-Hong Kong Technology Cooperation Funding Scheme (TCFS) 2009

In mid May The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) has invited applications for the Guangdong-Hong Kong Technology Cooperation Funding Scheme (TCFS) 2009 research and development projects. The scheme aims to support applied R&D projects that will facilitate economic development in the Greater Pearl River Delta(PRD)region. Under this scheme, the governments of HKSAR and Guangdong invite R&D project proposals in technology areas of common interest and provide funding support to approved projects. HKRITA has conducted four TCFS projects since 2007 and this year received three submissions. For details of the Scheme in 2009, please click here.

  Re-visit of Jockey Far East Limited
8 Jun 2009

Following a fruitful meeting on 5 December 2008, three representatives of Jockey Far East Limited, Mr Robert Styles, Vice President of Global Material Development and Research and Dr Melissa Stewart........
ReD 2009 – Reinventing Industries in Pearl River Delta
17-19 Jun 2009
Seminar on “Long Term Solution for Textiles and Clothing Industry Facing Financial Tsunami:Systematic Approach for Problem Solving”
15 May 2009

Exchange with International Apparel Federation

3 Apr 2009

  R&D Exchange between Hong Kong and the Guangdong Province
4 Jun 2009
Visits of Industrial Technology Research Institute from Taiwan
27 May 2009
Representative of The Thai Weaving Industry Association Visits HKRITA
14 Jan 2009


Innovation and Technology on Textile Trims and Detailing I: Be Innovative with CRYSTALLIZED™ - Swarovski Elements

Y303, Lee Shau Kee Building, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Innovation and Technology on Textile Trims and Detailing II

Y301, Lee Shau Kee Building, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


All-in-one Total Management Solution for Textile & Garment Enterprises

Rm B, 23/F, Three Pacific Place, 1 Queen's Road East, Hong Kong


Overseas Training on Advance Ladies' Bra Auto Manufacturing Technology and Application in Paris

Paris, France


2009 China International Functional Fabrics and High-performance Fibers (Shanghai) Exhibition

Shanghai New International Expo Center, No. 2345, Longyang Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai


Accel REE Asia 2009

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Welcome on Board
Ms Eunice Cheung joined HKRITA in May as Project Manager in the Research and Development Team.  Eunice says, “HKRITA plays an important role in leading the technology development of the textile and apparel industry in HK.  I am proud to join this organisation and am excited to face new challenges in my career path.  I’m also glad to work in such a nice campus where I have a lot of wonderful memories.”

Dr. Ho briefs the students the latest industry development
HKRITA Supports Graduate Recruitment
The Recruitment Gathering 2009 for Final Year Students of the Institute of Textiles and Clothing was held on 18 May 2007 at Fashion & Textiles Resource Centre of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Dr. K C Ho, Director, Research and Development of HKRITA represented the institute to show support of the graduate recruitment. During the meeting, Dr. Ho introduced the work of HKRITA and shared his experience of recent developments in the industry. He also encouraged those students who are interested in R&D development of the textiles and clothing industry to apply HKRITA's membership scheme to keep abreast of the industry advancement.

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