ELS cotton typically denotes a cotton fibre of extraordinary fibre length. Fabrics made of ELS cotton fibre are stronger, softer, and more durable and thus consider high-quality cotton products. However, because of environmental and climatic constrains, ELS can only be grown in specific areas; therefore, ELS and LS cotton account only for 3% of the global cotton production.
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.