This month, World Textile Information Network talks to Edwin Keh, the CEO at the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel or HKRITA — an applied research center for the textile, apparel and fashion industries. It says it’s goal is to engage in useful research, explore enhancements and create new values, applications and solutions for the challenges in the marketplace and in society.
Ruby talks to Keh about Industry 4.0, sustainability and some of the innovations that the institute is working on. Like the apron made of a material that eats carbon from the air while it’s being worn, an extremely absorbent textile that could help farmers and the world's shortest supply chain that could fit into two 40ft containers.
Since opening in 2006, the institute fulfilled its vision of being a leading center of excellence in research, development and technology transfer in fashion and textile industry. Keh shares a multitude of knowledge and insight with WTiN during the episode. You can listen to the episode above, or via Spotify and Apple Podcasts. You can find out more about HKRITA by heading to hkrita.com.