The Fifth International Symposium of Intimate Apparel (26 March)
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The Fifth International Symposium of Intimate Apparel was held on 26th March on PolyU campus to promote the exchange of the latest knowledge and development of intimate apparel among academics and industrialists. The event was supported by the world’s leading lingerie and beachwear trade show organizer Eurovet as well as the Hong Kong Intimate Apparel Industries’ Association Ltd.
Themed “Next Generation of Eco-friendly Lingerie Fashion”, this year’s Symposium brought together some 150 local and overseas lingerie experts to share their insights and experiences. Innovations in design and technology are important for the new development of sustainable fashion for the benefit of the global lingerie market. This symposium enhanced the industry’s competitive advantage on product innovation of sustainable fashion.
The organizer and the supporting organizers, the Hong Kong Intimate Apparel Industries’ Association and Eurovet, took photos with the speakers after souvenir presentation.
The Symposium was kicked off by Professor John Xin, Acting Head and Professor of ITC, and Mr Kenneth Wong, Chairman of Hong Kong Intimate Apparel Industries’ Association and Director – Sales & Marketing of Top Form Brassiere Mfg. Co. Ltd.
Professor John Xin, Acting Head of ITC, gave his welcome speech
Distinguished speakers have been invited to share their ideas and experience. Professor Xiaoming Tao, Chair Professor of ITC, spoke on “Smart Textiles for Intimate Apparel”; Mr Anderson Lee, Business Director of Hong Kong Non-Woven Fabric Industrial Co., Ltd. and Business Director of H.K. Bonding Fabric Co., Ltd., talked about “Eco-friendly Raw Materials for the Future”; and Mr Paul Heron, Product Innovation and Technical Director Intimate Apparel of jcpenney, delivered a talk on “The Green Market - Today and Tomorrow”.
Professor Xiao-ming Tao, ITC Chair Professor, presented on smart textiles
Established with strong industrial support in 2005, the Ace Style Institute of Intimate Apparel of ITC is the first lingerie institute in the Asia Pacific. Over the years, the Institute’s research has reaped fruitful results and gained international reputation. Its graduates from the BA (Hons) programme in Intimate Apparel are well sought after by the industry. Starting from 2008/09 academic year, the programme has been converted to a government-funded articulation programme with specialism in Intimate Apparel. This milestone not only signifies the quality of the programme, but also charts a new chapter in the development of local tertiary education in lingerie.
Detailed information of the Symposium is available at: http://www.itc.polyu.edu.hk/asiia/symposium