High Fashion International Group consistently stresses on innovation-led development in our organization. The R&D Centre was established in 2006. It has maintainedlong-term industry-university-research cooperation with Zhejiang Sci-tech University in the research on silk technology, testing, management, analysis, and information; tackling various new subjects related to the research and development of silk products. The Centre houses more than 20 professionals of middle- and senior-level specialists in dyeing and finishing engineering, textile engineering, fabric design and development, testing, environmental engineering, and other fields. Since then, more than 60 research and development projects have been implemented in a variety of ways, including original and autonomous R&D, industry-university-research cooperation, and digestion and absorption of imported technology, and listed as provincial and municipal key development projects in the Hangzhou City Major Scientific and Technological Innovation Project, Hangzhou City Technology Innovation Project, and Hangzhou City Silk and Women's Wear Industry Development Project, all winning a dozen awards like the National “The Light of Textile” Science and Technology Award and other provincial-level, municipal-level and district-level scientific and technological progress awards.
As of July 2021, the R&D Center has obtained 17 invention patents, 65 utility model patents, 16 design patents, and 2 software copyrights; and has participated in the formulation (revision) of seven national standards, namely Natural Colored Mulberry Silk – Testing Methods for Identification, Silk – Terminology for Defects of Woven Fabrics, Mulberry Silk Fabrics, Testing Methods and Inspection Regulations for Silk Fabrics, Textiles – Tests for Colour Fastness – Colour Fastness to Spotting: Alkali, Textiles – Tests for Colour Fastness – Colour Fastness to Spotting: Acid, and Textiles – Tests for Colour Fastness – Colour Fastness to Spotting: Water; presided over the development of the industry standards of Mulberry Silk and Elastic Polyester Woven Fabrics etc; took part in the formulation (revision) of eight industry standards, namely Packing and Marking Requirements for Silk and Filament Fabrics, Mulberry Spun Silk Fabrics, Silk Furnishing Fabrics, Silk and Bast Fiber Blended Fabrics, and Silk and Viscose Filament Blended Fabrics etc; as well as published 20 papers in international academic conferences and professional journals, such as Silk and Dyeing and Finishing.