On the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, PolyU announced the official upgrade of the Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC), resulting in the establishment of the School of Fashion and Textiles (SFT), the third flagship and independent school within PolyU. The opening ceremony of SFT was held at the University’s Jockey Club Innovation Tower on 2 September 2022.


The School is an international institution integrating fashion and textiles education with innovative technology research. It will comprehensively enhance the competitive advantage of SFT graduates and Hong Kong’s fashion and textiles industry while also aligning the city with the market development of the Greater Bay Area.


The School is renowned for its world-class teaching and academic achievements. Its academics come from around the world, specialising and leading the way in a variety of academic and research areas including wearable and smart textiles, medical textiles and functional clothing, social fashion design, sustainable fashion, digital fashion marketing, and fashion supply chain management.


To meet the increasing demand for advanced technology in the fashion and textiles industry, SFT works closely with the industrial sector both locally and internationally to introduce knowledge transfer and to apply innovative and insightful technologies.


SFT has earmarked additional resources to foster academic and technological education and research. Its courses keep pace with the times in order to best meet market requirements for advanced technology, and new subjects including artificial intelligence, digital fashion design, e-commerce and sustainable development are all being added to the School’s programmes.