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HKRITA hosts webinar on sustainability


Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) hosted a webinar entitled ‘The Future of Fashion: Reimagine, Regenerate and Close the Loop,’ with seasoned global executives of HKRITA’s leading partners, including Monki, Shahi Exports, Gap Inc and H&M, sharing visionary views and insights into key industry trends in driving sustainability amid these new normal times and beyond. The webinar was attended by over 250 participants, including industry practitioners, senior executives and leaders.

Established in 2006, HKRITA is funded by the Innovation and Technology Commission of the HKSAR Government and is hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. HKRITA contributes to the competitiveness of the textile and apparel industry by providing one-stop services in applied research, technology transfer and commercialisation. HKRITA also plays a vital and expanding role in driving sustainable improvements in the industry and thus bringing benefits to society as a whole.

Edwin Keh, Chief Executive Officer, HKRITA, said these uncertain times have accelerated the shift to greener and more sustainable supply chains, where it is crucial for brands to communicate and demonstrate a social purpose to customers. It is a critical time for the textile and fashion industry to emerge stronger and gain resilience by adopting the new 3Rs approach – reimagine, repurpose and reinvent – and working towards carbon neutral goals to redefine the future of the textile and fashion industry.