The fashion industry contributes significantly to pollution, with millions of clothes being discarded at the end of each season. Online shopping exacerbates the problem, as high return rates lead to more waste. People often order the wrong sizes or styles to try out, only to return them later, resulting in more discarded clothes. Sadly, these clothes are often thrown away rather than being refurbished, leading to an estimated global wastage of 92 million tons of textiles every year. This translates to one rubbish truck full of clothes being sent to landfill sites every second.
But now, the 5G VR Connected Fashioneura is disrupting the fashion industry with its virtual mirror. This technology allows clients to be scanned and measured while trying on new clothes. Through 5G, the live video stream of the client in virtual clothes can be shared instantly without any latency. The client can get immediate feedback from friends or partners, which is a game-changer for an industry with a 30% return rate. Fashion brands can now produce clothes on demand, reducing fabric waste.
The virtual mirror ensures that customers receive perfectly fitting garments by converting real measurements into corresponding sizes of all brands. This revolutionary solution is made possible by the fast transfer of 3D data, which is enabled by 5G technology. The 3D models of clothes are stored in the cloud and downloaded, while the scanned 3D model of the client is uploaded for further use. Moreover, 5G serves as the basis for the application to run as a cloud edge application, which keeps computing power and maintenance in the stores low.
The economic impact of this solution is significant, as the fashion and apparel industry generates a global annual revenue of $665 billion in 2020. With the 5G VR Connected Fashionizer, we can revolutionize the fashion industry, reduce waste, and provide a better customer experience.