When Fashion Meets Technology in the Innovation and Technology Symposium 2016

The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel held its Innovation and Technology Symposium at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 9th September 2016. This symposium has been a HKRITA's biannual event since 2007. With its positive impact over the years, HKRITA decided to make it an annual event starting this year...


Global Collaboration for Textile Recycling

According to a waste statistics from Greenpeace in 2015, people in Hong Kong throw away 110,000 tonnes of textile products annually. Among these textiles wastes, there is a substantial amount made from blended materials. However, no commercially viable separation, sorting, and recycling technologies are currently available for materials such as cotton and polyester blends...

Anti-stripe Jumper: Integration of Design and Function

The total population of Hong Kong has reached 7.3 million. Out of all of them, some have special needs and may require special care. Among those with special needs, there are people with emotional or behavioural disorders, and they may need to wear diapers due to physical needs. While there are care centres in Hong Kong looking after them, removing their diapers not only causes hygiene problems for both wearers and the centres, but also increases the workload of caregivers...



The following new research projects have recently been approved with around HK$12 million in funding support:

New Materials and Textiles and Apparel Products

Novel Bio-based Anti-bacterial Textiles for Healthcare Applications

Trial: High Performance Sportswear and Devices (II) (Wheelchair Cushion)
Enhanced Industrial Systems and Infrastructure
Impact of Social Media on Colour Fashion Preferences

  Material Translation - Smart Fashion Runway & Exhibition 2016
6-21 Sep 2016

HKRITA showcased a series of green technologies in the Smart Fashion Runway and Exhibition – "Material Translation" to interpret fashion through technologies. The event was organised by PMQ and funded by Create Hong Kong. Our Board of Directors and management joined the Runway to show their support to the creative industry...

 

9 Sep 2016
7-10 Sep 2016

1 Sep 2016

Visit of Secretary for Innovation and Technology

2 Sep 2016

HKRITA's CEO Gives Talk in the Master Class of University of Oregon

22 Sep 2016

Visit of Delegation of Shandong Department of Commerce

28 Oct 2016 D0309, 3F, Jubilee College, The Open University of Hong Kong
29 Oct - 6 Nov 2016 Hong Kong Science Park
3 Nov 2016 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
5 Nov 2016 - 11 Feb 2017 Hong Kong Design Institute, 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, NT, HK
5 - 12 Nov 2016 United Kingdom
22 - 23 Nov 2016 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
30 Nov - 3 Dec 2016 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
1 - 2 Dec 2016 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
1 - 3 Dec 2016 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
4 - 10 Dec 2016 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2016 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
12 - 13 Dec 2016 Nanyang Executive Centre, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


(from left) Chi Li, Jasmine, Joe and Andy
Welcome on Board

The following members have joined HKRITA.

Chi Li, Jasmine

Research Assistant

Andy Lau

Research Assistant
Jasmine Lee Research Officer
Joe Lee Information Technology Officer

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