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Materials Science For Sustainable Fashion Webinar

Organised by Walk DVRC

“Industry 4.0” has been undeniably a global trend. The fashion industry is evolving a lot in its part to improve its sustainability – fashion products continue to have better performance, appearance, and lower carbon footprint. In Hong Kong’s scene, from an athlete’s outfits to a regular t-shirt we can buy, a lot of materials are being reinvented by The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA), to provide better options for makers and consumers. Walk DVRC believes that comfort materials can allow you to walk more comfortably to work. It is important to choose suitable materials to make your daily walk more comfortable and durable.
In this webinar, Dr Gloria Yao, Director of project development at HKRITA, will share insights on the latest trend, materials on how to improve our fashion performance, as well as how we can make smarter decisions in choosing our daily fashion.
Dr Gloria Lei Yao, PHD, Director, Project Development
Dr Yao has considerable research experience of textile and clothing. She played a key role in a number of research projects in the textiles and clothing area. Her research specializes in technologies for textile closed loop, and textile/clothing-human body interactions with focus areas on textiles material and skin, textiles functions and its health impaction, sportswear design and human physiology evaluation.

The above information is provided by BODW CityProg Strategic Partner Walk DVRC.

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About Partner


Walk DVRC Limited is an NGO that is a partner to the government, local retailers and the community in pedestrianisation and placemaking initiatives. Walk DVRC engages the public to promote walkability and liveability with the goal of creating a healthier, sustainable, and more inclusive city. The organisation advocates for a fairer sharing of public space between pedestrians and cars across Hong Kong. Walk DVRC consults, educates and undertakes research on the creation and management of vibrant streets in the areas of Traffic Management, Street Management, Health Benefits, Economic Benefits, Social Benefits and Governance. By making streetscape and lifestyle changes on Des Voeux Road Central as our initial project to improve walkability, we inspire Central and Hong Kong to create more accessible, convenient and pleasant public spaces.