Cotton and polyester blended-fibre are extensively used by clothing manufacturers today to meet garment preferences in fit, style, and comfort. Currently, there is absence of a textile recycling solution that can completely recycle these blended-fibre. The huge amount of textile waste imposes great pressure on landfill and fibre supply chain.
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.