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.