Gap and HKRITA join hands to promote sustainable fashion

by Apparel Resources News-Desk

11-November-2019  |  2 mins read

Gap and HKRITA join hands
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World-renowned US clothing retailer Gap continues with its commitment to making fashion sector sustainable.

The fashion giant has teamed up with the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) to offer the best of sustainable solutions for the fashion industry.

What brings both together!The objective is to change the garment industry from a linear model to acircular model. And how! Gap and HKRITA are committed to introduce new technology and environment-friendly production processes.

Talking about the collaboration, Edwin Keh, CEO, HKRITA, said “HKRITA always maintains close ties with the industry and keeps abreast of developments so that we are able to provide timely and workable solutions.”

The CEO added “This is a good opportunity for us to join hands with Gap to develop textiles that are recyclable and can be used for a long time.”

To begin with, there will be 2 research projects. While the first will aim to remove spandex from apparels, the second will focus on denim decolourisation for recycling.

For the first project, HKRITA will partner with Artistic Milliners and for the second, HKRITA will closely collaborate with Arvind.

“Gap is uniquely positioned to solve sustainability challenges at scale. Our association with HKRITA is a significant step to develop new solutions that affect our planet and are deeply important to our customers across the globe,” said Art Peck, outgoing President and CEO, Gap.

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