Both optical fibres and coating electrochromic materials are not suitable for producing textile products. Optical fibres are high energy-consuming and rigid, while coating electrochromic materials used in these research projects are hard and toxic for human skin. Fabrics with coating electrochromic materials also fail to obtain pixels small enough for display.
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.