Established in 2006, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel Limited (HKRITA) is funded by the Innovation and Technology Commission of the HKSAR Government and hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
HKRITA has been facilitating the textile and fashion industry to move up high value-added manufacturing and servicing activities, and enhancing competitiveness of the industries in the global market through research and development in addition to technology transfer.
HKRITA has accumulated research deliverables over the years which have formed research clusters, namely industry advantage, sustainability and social benefits. To facilitate further technological development and transfer the technologies to industry, we started adopting a proactive approach in carrying out centre-owned projects in late 2014. To cope with the new challenges, we built up our own research team and established different types of research laboratories.