Bilkent University | Turkey

Saltuk Bugrahan Celik | Derda Kaymak | Tarik Dincer | Ufuk Keskin

The linear take-make-dispose model of the textile industry and the fast changing fashion creates an incredible amount of clothe waste every year. Some companies has made some significant changes to their way of designing to make disposed clothes reusable and valuable. But still, informing users whether their clothes are renewable is needed to reduce the pollution. We want to build an app that will be able to recognize redesignable and reprocessable clothes by using image recognition technology. The user will take a photo of the clothes that he/she no longer uses or considers buying. Then the app will show a percentage of its renewability. The app will also give more information about the worth of the clothes and where is the closest place the user can take it to recycle.