High Performance Natural Fibre

There is a general perception that natural fibre fabric wrinkles and is damaged easily. With advanced textiles technologies nowadays, products made of natural fibres such as wool and cotton are good in surface properties with high tensile strength and low spirality. The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel invited researchers and industry practitioners to talk about the latest technology developments in this material and share their application experiences...

Hong Kong Research Efforts on Machinery Technologies Displayed at ITMA

The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel introduced its textile machinery technology in the ITMA Asia + CITME at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from 16-20 June 2014. One of the highlights was the showcase of the 5th version of production technology on Nu-Torque Yarn which offers a better and more consistent product quality by optimising computing control...
High-performance Sports Bra

Female breasts contain limited anatomical support due to a lack of muscles and bones. During exercise, with the increase of activity intensity, a large force/acceleration will be applied to the breast thereby causing excessive breast movement and inducing extremely high strain within the breast tissues. Such strain not only is the main cause of breast pain but also influences the beauty profile over time...

Quick Response Quality Management (QRQM) is now ready for commercialization. It is a management system making use of advanced mobile computing and telecommunication technologies to streamline product quality information from production line staff about the collection, assembly and analysis of products, so that senior management have a clearer understanding and quicker update of what is happening in their apparel supply chain. The QRQM consists of a back-end server for information storage and processing, and front-end android app for quality inspection, factory audit and incoming materials inspection.

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Uplift Apparel Inventory Visibility with RFID

The global Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) market is projected to have a growth of US$23.4 billion by 2020 from US$6.98 billion in 2012, based on a research done by IDTechEx. One of the key growth areas is from major US and European retailers including Walmart, Macy's, Marks & Spencer, and C&A who have announced their plans to expand the usage of RFID in apparel items in order to have an accurate inventory status to enable their Omni-Channel Strategy to serve both online and offline customers...

Techno-Xchange 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. For details, please click here.

  Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair
7 - 9 May 2014 
HKRITA showcased health care projects such as Functional Elastic Tapes for Rehabilitation, Smart Impact Protective 3D-spacer Fabrics of Adaptive Stiffness, Intelligent Footwear System Embedded with Fabric Pressure Sensor and Medical Textiles for Eczema Patients in the Expo...
16 - 20 Jun 2014
12 - 13 Jun 2014
9 - 11 May 2014
9 May 2014

  Visit of Hon Vincent Fang Kang, SBS, JP
23 Apr 2014 
One of HKRITA’s tasks is to network with different stakeholders in society...
22 May 2014
4 - 10 Jul 2014 Paris, France
7 - 10 Jul 2014 Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
8 Jul 2014 Seminar Room, Hall 3E, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong
8 - 9 Jul 2014 8/7/2014: Lecture Theatre, 1/F, HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
9/7/2014: Block D, 1/F, Productivity Building, Gaoxin #2 Avenue (Middle), Shenzhen Science Technology Park, Nanshan, Shenzhen, China

29 Aug, 5 and 12 Sep 2014

1F, HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon

11 - 22 Aug 2014

VTC Auditorium, Hong Kong Design Institute, 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, NT, HK

19 Mar 2014 - 30 Sep 2015  

Ms Yan Chan

Welcome on Board

Ms Yan Chan joined HKRITA as Director of Business Development recently. Ms Chan said that "it is my great honour to join the HKRITA family. Although being new to the job, I felt at home at once, having had tremendous support and guidance from everyone, starting from our Board of Directors, to members of our fashion and textile industry, as well as my boss and colleagues across divisions. This is really appreciated. I take my responsibilities seriously as Director of Business Development to champion our industry in an ever more competitive global market, and look forward to taking on both the challenges as well as opportunities ahead. Joining hands with my colleagues, I hope my experiences with the commercial sector can bring new ideas, relevance and synergy to HKRITA to scale new heights to be the leading centre of excellence in research, development and technology transfer in fashion and textile technologies."

Dr Gloria Yao

Dr Gloria Yao is a newly joined Senior Research Manager of HKRITA. With research experience in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Gloria can quickly adapt to the new environment. She says, "I believe that I can learn a lot of innovative ideas and knowledge from the new venture. Working with the energetic teams, I am ready to take on some exciting new challenges with this job. I am confident that I shall enjoy working in HKRITA."

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