R&D Insights to Share at Inno Design Tech Expo

In a knowledge economy, innovation and ideas reign. The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) therefore seized the opportunity to showcase the newest innovations of the Hong Kong textiles and clothing industry to the public at Inno Design Tech Expo from 3 to 5 December, 2009 ...

Visit to Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology to Explore R&D Collaboration

To facilitate a sustainable development of the local textiles and clothing industry with cutting-edge technology, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) has always taken a proactive role to explore possible collaboration with different R&D institutions. Dr K C Ho (Director, Research and Development) and Ms Betty So (Project Manager) of HRKTIA...

An Intelligent Fabric Sample Resources Management System (FRMS) for Fashion Product Development

The fashion industry is characterised by short life cycles, fast production, and impulse purchasing. The emerging trend of "fast fashion" places significant pressure on many firms to deliver a larger amount of new fashion products to the market. In each season, new product development (NPD) teams, comprising designers, merchandisers and buyers, have to design hundreds of new products to satisfy the market...

Exchange encourages development.

Techno-Xchange, a new column in our E-newsletter, welcomes HKRITA members to contribute articles on latest technology developments in their companies. If your company would like to publish any new technology development or innovation, please email us the write-up with focus on the technology development, its application and benefits to the industry.

The articles* should include:

• A short description with a maximum of 250 words in English and 400 in Chinese
• Photos and captions (if available, minimum photo requirement: 72dpi, jpeg)
• Enquiries: Company name, contact person’s email

* Articles must always carry the name, title, company name, email, contact number of the sender, though not necessarily for publication. HKRITA reserves the right to edit and process all articles for reasons of space and clarity.

Email your innovative ideas and success stories to scku@hkrita.com .

Energy Saving Solution for Textile and Garment Industry

Most electrical equipment currently used in the textile and garment industry, such as lighting, sewing machines and looms, do not achieve energy efficiency. The load efficiency is generally low, resulting in a serious waste of energy and unnecessarily high operation costs.

Leveraging on latest technologies, ZymEnergy has developed the following solutions to solve the problem...

Two new platform research projects have just been approved with HK$1.28 million in funding support. They are:

New Materials and Textiles and Apparel Products


Development of Durable Adult Bibs for Healthcare

Enhanced Industrial Systems and Infrastructure


Using the Lateral Stretch Length to Enhance the Design Capacity, Production Quality and Marketing Competitiveness of Knitwear Industry

  China Hi-Tech Fair 2009
16-21 Nov 2009

For the fourth time since its inception in 2006, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel has taken part in the China Hi-Tech Fair to showcase the latest R&D development of the Hong Kong textiles and clothing industry to the mainland and overseas visitors...
2009 China (Xiqiao) Textile Science and Technology Achievements Fair and Forum on Industrialisation of the Achievements
25-26 Nov 2009

IT Advancement for Garment Manufacturers

28 Oct 2009

Seminar on Development of an Innovative Manufacturing Solution for Energy-saving and Environmental-friendly Production of Brassiere Cup

27 Oct 2009

  Visit to a Local Knitwear Manufacturer - Peninsula Knitters in Dongguan
20 Nov 2009
Demonstration of the Innovative Wet Finishing System for Sweater Manufacture in Dongguan
20 Nov 2009

15 Jan 2010 New Generation Warehose and Inventory Management System: A 2D Barcode and RFID-enabled Mobile System for Textiles and Garment Industries MN102A, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

18-21 Jan 2010

Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

29 Jan 2010 Technology Advancement for Knitwear Manufacturing MN109, Fashion and Textiles Resource Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

29 Mar-1 Apr 2010

The 11th China (Dongguan) Int'l Textile and Clothing Industry Fair

Guangdong Modern International Exhibition Center, Houjie, Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China

Alice (left) and Grace
Welcome on Board
Two new colleagues have joined the HKRITA over the last few months. Ms Alice Chung, Executive Assistant, says, “I worked for HKRITA as a student assistant for nearly two years before graduation from the Institute of Textiles and Clothing of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University last year. Therefore, though technically a new-staff, I have a strong sense of belonging here. As a fresh graduate, I am truly lucky to have the opportunity to learn from my supervisors and colleagues. I am always eager to embrace any challenges in my work.”

Ms Grace Lau, Project Secretary, states, “This is my first time working in a government funded organisation and it is quite different from my experience gained in the private companies. I would like to thank my colleagues for helping me learn about the research institute and adapt to the new environment.”

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Editorial Team
Dr KC Ho, Ms Pandora Chan, Ms Lydia Fung, Ms SC Ku

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