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About Open Lab

Open Lab, a pioneering initiative by The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) and H&M Foundation, aims to further drive the sustainable development of the textile and fashion industry. It is a part of the Planet First programme, the second collaboration programme between HKRITA and H&M Foundation. It is achieved by:


Showcase innovative solutions


Provide a collaborative platform for industry-wide partnerships


Contribute to problem-solving and resource optimisation

Physical Lab

The physical Open Lab is a 20,000-square-foot R&D space with a mission to create a dynamic hub for the industry's entire value chain.

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Located at the Advanced Manufacturing Centre (AMC) in Tseung Kwan O InnoPark, Hong Kong, the physical Open Lab houses the Pilot Plant and the Fashion Future Lab.

Project Showcase

Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material/event (or by members of the project team) do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Innovation and Technology Commission or the General Support Programme Vetting Committee of the Innovation and Technology Fund.