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.

Chairman's Message

The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel has been playing a significant role for technology collaboration among the Government, industry, academia and the research sector since its inception in 2006. Our work is to set up platforms to help project succeed, facilitate knowledge transfer, and to ensure that Hong Kong remains one of the best and most competitive player in the global textile and apparel industry.

Our research and project team shows me astonishing findings from their work, and the business development team exhibits results of industry application. We provide members with business opportunities through a wide variety of channels and events. In short, we help our members succeed.

If you are not yet a member, I would strongly urge you to join us. By doing so, you will be better connected, and be in a better position to learn the latest technology in the textile industry.

Teresa Yang

CEO's Message

Welcome to the website of HKRITA.

HKRITA is the premier R&D centre for textiles and clothing in Hong Kong. Our work is to foster technology advancement, innovations, and breakthroughs in order to improve our global competitiveness.

To add new impetus to the pursuit of excellence in research and development, we will continue to strengthen our partnership with industry and enhance our research links with local, mainland, and overseas institutions.

The purpose of this website is to share our research projects and provide technology updates. We will also have information about news and events.

The HKRITA team and I are here to serve our industry and public.

We value your insights and input.

Edwin Keh, MH