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Establishment of Research Centre of Textiles for Future Fashion

1 Oct 2023


The PolyU Academy for Interdisciplinary Research (PAIR) takes great pleasure to announce the establishment of Research Centre of Textiles for Future Fashion (RCTFF), set to commence operations on 1 October 2023. This significant undertaking has been established to propel interdisciplinary research in the domains of textiles and fashion, thereby reinforcing The Hong Kong Polytechnic University's (PolyU) unwavering dedication to fostering innovation and the progression of knowledge. As one of the constituent research units of PAIR, RCTFF assumes a vital role in spearheading transformative research initiatives.

Under the leadership of Prof. Jintu Fan, Chair Professor of Fiber Science and Apparel Engineering, RCTFF emerges as a hub of expertise and innovation, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience in the research field.

RCTFF is dedicated to driving groundbreaking research with the principal objective of advancing high-performance textiles and fashion products. By creating an environment that fosters collaboration and encourages creativity, the centre strives to generate innovative solutions for efficient and sustainable fashion and textile life cycles. RCTFF focuses on a diverse range of core research themes, including, but not limited to:

  • Advanced materials and technologies
  • Product design and innovation
  • Life cycle management

By focusing on these critical domains, RCTFF seeks to establish itself as a global leader in textile and fashion research, making significant contributions to both academia and industry. The centre also looks forward to engaging with partners and stakeholders from various sectors to facilitate technology exchange and drive impactful collaborations.
For further information about the new RCTFF and its research initiatives, please visit

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