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HoDThe Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC) has a proud and illustrious history since its establishment in 1957. It is the leading provider of professional fashion and textiles education and the hub for cutting edge research in fashion and textiles serving Hong Kong, China and South East Asia. With this vision and ambition, ITC takes pride in offering a wide range of quality academic programmes which nurture much sought-after fashion professionals and leaders for our society. Over the years, ITC has trained celebrated and budding designers, talented technologists, visionary managers and directors, who have made a significant contribution to the fashion and textiles industry in Hong Kong and beyond.

In ITC, we have a long-established research culture and we conduct both fundamental and applied research in fashion technology, fashion design, and fashion business. This research has a strong impact upon and adds practical value to society. As well as being a close partner of business and industry, ITC has established strong regional and global connections. We are weaving a growing and increasingly effective global network which further facilitates our educational and research development, as well as enhancing our knowledge exchange. 

While The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has pledged to further promote the development of the fashion industry, ITC is fully committed to support the implementation of different measures. We are determined to play a key role by providing quality education that is geared to the new demands of an increasingly knowledge-driven economy, and to strive for excellence in making a great contribution to the development of fashion and textiles industry.


Professor John H. Xin
Ph.D, CCol, FSDC
Lee Family Professor in Fashion and Textiles
Chair Professor of Textile Chemistry
Head, Institute of Textiles and Clothing

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