A wardrobe full of clothes, some still with tags, and others that will never see the light of day… Sound familiar? On average, we own four times as many clothes compared to 20 years ago, but only wear around 20% of them regularly.
To end this trend, Birmingham City University are trying to pull off the Internet of Clothes – an initiative designed to reduce clothing waste by getting us to think about wearing all of our gear. (Smart one Tim).
Clothes are given RFID tags. Depending on the weather, or when the item last got an outing, the tags will tweet or message the owners, asking to be worn.
“If these notifications are ignored, the garments will get in touch with a clothing charity and ask to be recycled, with the organisation automatically sending out a mailing envelope for returns,” the University said.
Time to say goodbye to that jumpsuit you bought in ’92 and swore you’d fit into again…
Via. Fibre 2 Fashion