Sportswear require high drying rate and high moisture absorption simultaneously, but both existing synthetic and natural fibres are far from meeting such requirements. Chemical additives have to be added on synthetic fibres to achieve hydrophilic surface. Natural fibres such as cotton absorb moisture but they have poor water transportation.
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 sustainability, industry advancement and social benefits through our centre-owned research teams and laboratories as well as collaborations with industry partners and institutions.