HKRITA's Research Wins International Awards

Efforts of two Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel research projects have come to fruition. O-breath and High Performance Sportswear won an international invention award and a Chinese design award respectively.

With its innovation technology, O-breath won a silver medal at the 62nd International Trade Fair...

The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel has signed licensing agreements with a number of companies for several successful projects over the past few months. These newly developed technologies can enhance the textiles and clothing industry's cutting edge and maintain its competitiveness.

Nu Torque™ Singles Ring Yarns Technology

The Nu torque Singles Ring Yarns Technology is a means to produce low torque that can be woven and knitted in fabrics with soft handle...

Cashmere Products Research Developments

Cashmere is a valuable raw material, known as "diamond fibre" or "soft gold". Nowadays, China is the world's leading supplier of raw cashmere wool, accounting for over 90% of the world's cashmere raw materials and 70% of the finished products. The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel has conducted several research projects related to this precious textile material...

Development of Custom Shoe-last from Foot Scan Data

The shoe industry is a competitive industry. In order to capture the market, customised shoes are desired nowadays to satisfy consumer needs on style, fit and comfort. Companies need to develop a system to cater for quick design changes, the creation of huge virtual design variations, and in some cases adoption of mass-customisation principles to reduce cost...

Five new platform research projects have recently been approved with around HK$13 million in funding support. They are:

New Materials and Textiles and Apparel Products


Artificial Muscle and Skin for Rehabilitation

Advanced Textile and Clothing Production Technologies


Develop a Patentable Smart Multi-adhesive-carrying-rollers Lamination System to Upgrade the Local Intimate Apparel Industry

3. Designing and Engineering Lightweight Knitwear Fabrics with Ultraviolet Protection Function
Innovative Design and Evaluation Technologies
4. iTextile - An Intelligent Searching System for Woven Fabric
Enhanced Industrial Systems and Infrastructure
5. SimFactory – A Computerized Coaching System for Sewing Line Management

  InnoTech Month 2010
22 Oct - 4 Dec 2010

The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel introduced four research projects in the InnoCarnival...

How to Enhance the Competitive Advantages through Embroidery Technologies?
17 Dec 2010
Inno Design Tech Expo
2-4 Dec 2010

China Hi-Tech Fair 2010

16-21 Nov 2010
Knowledge Transfer Conference
8-9 Nov 2010
Innovative Product Development by Advanced Textile Finishing
28 Oct 2010

8 Mar 2011 Enhance Cost Effectiveness by Smart Technology in Garment Supply Chain Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center
28 - 31 Mar 2011 The 12th China (Dongguan) Int'l Textile & Clothing Industry Fair Guangdong Modern International Exhibition Centre, Houjie, Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China
15 Jan - 16 Apr 2011 Advanced Diploma in Bra Design Manufacturing (in Chinese only) 1/F, HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
14 - 17 Jun 2011 Shanghai New International Expo Centre

6-12 Jul 2011

Paris, France

21-27 Sep 2011

Advanced Textile and Garment Machinery Study Mission in Barcelona (ITMA 2011)

Barcelona, Spain

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