On 17th January 2023, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) held its “Innovation & Technology Symposium 2023” at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Under the theme of “Innovating Zero”, the Symposium brought together global industry experts, business leaders, government officials and academic representatives to discuss the role of innovation in driving sustainability and re-industrialisation in the textile and fashion industry.
Mr Will Lam, CEO and Managing Director of the High Fashion Group, who is also a member of the Board of Directors of HKRITA, was invited to speak in a pre-recorded presentation on the topic of innovative breakthroughs on sustainability in garment manufacturing. He remarked that the Symposium aims to inspire more industry leaders to invest in green innovations, reducing the overall energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for a net zero future. The event underlined the importance of technologies and innovative applications in paving the way for a sustainable net-zero future, while preparing for the challenges in the new normal.
“Silk Recycling into Non-woven Fabric For Garment Coat Application” Project Sharing
Also, Mr Will Lam shared that High Fashion Group and HKRITA have launched the R&D project of “Silk Recycling into Non-woven Fabric For Garment Coat Application”, facilitating silk garment recycling and further promoting circular fashion. Mr Lam’s sharing would be available for download here. (Copyright © The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel Limited. Prior permission from the copyright owner is required to reproduce the material.)
Ms Teresa Yang, Chairman of HKRITA, stated in her welcoming remarks, “Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at HKRITA. We have now reached a point in our development where we work not only in the lab, but also bring real world solutions at scale to factories, supply chains, warehouses, stores and recycling facilities”.
About The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA)
Established in 2006, HKRITA is funded by the Innovation and Technology Commission of the HKSAR Government and is hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. HKRITA contributes to the competitiveness of the textile and apparel industry by providing one-stop services in applied research, technology transfer and commercialisation. HKRITA also plays a vital and expanding role in driving sustainable improvements in the industry and thus bringing benefits to society as a whole.