Established in 2006, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) is funded by the Innovation and Technology Commission of the HKSAR government, and hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. 

HKRITA has achieved research deliverables over the years around our research clusters targeting in industry 4.0, sustainability, and social benefits through our centre-owned research teams and laboratories as well as collaborations with industry partners and institutions. 

Our vision is to be the leading centre of excellence in research, development and technology transfer in fashion and textile industry.

Our mission is to be a Hong Kong based world renowned research institute for the textiles and clothing industry by concerted and focused R&D efforts to enhance the economic development of the HKSAR, mainland China and overseas. And by facilitating technologies transfers of R&D results, in pursuance of continual development technologies to enhance the competitiveness of the industry locally and internationally.

Chairman's Message
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Teresa Yang, JP

Welcome to HKRITA and thank you for your interest in our work.

The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) is a young and vibrant research institute. From the day we established in 2006, we have walked with the industry, our research partners and the government to advance the frontier of the innovation and technology. With the support of our stakeholders, we strive to sharpen the competitive edge of Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area in the global textile and fashion industry, fostering the sustainable growth of both the industry and the society. 

HKRITA pioneers technical solutions to tackle issues facing the industry, transform research ideas into business opportunities and energise industry applications. The research expertise and business insights of HKRITA are valuable asset to drive business success. I invite you to explore our website and learn more about our growth of R&D, and the opportunities we provide to the industry. We look forward to your support in our research work and business cooperation.

CEO's Message
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Edwin Keh, MH

Welcome to HKRITA. 

We are an applied research centre for the textile, apparel, and fashion industries. Our goal is to engage in useful research, explore enhancements, and to create new value, applications, and solutions for the challenges and opportunities in our market place and society.

Our focus and direction are driven by our stakeholders and research partners. We leverage Hong Kong’s advantage of deep industry experiences, generous R&D resources, and global exposure and enhance these with our team’s multidiscipline competencies, broad experiences, and technical expertise to drive research outcomes that are useful, impactful, and disruptive.

The purpose of our online presence is to share our activities, update news, and as an opportunity to interreact with interested parties. We want to hear from you.

We look forward to your insights and inputs.