Elderly with limited mobility are confined to their beds for long periods of time. They may suffer from skin problems such as itching. The green underwear made of degradable fibres can not only alleviate skin issues but also provide odour-resistant and anti-bacterial functions.
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.