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The ‘Internet Of Clothes’ Will Find A New Home For Neglected Garmets

The ‘Internet Of Clothes’ Will Find A New Home For Neglected Garmets
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A new technology could allow your shirts and pants to give themselves away to charity if they detect that they are not being worn

Ido Lechner, Home Editor
  • 22 august 2016

Using RFID (radio-frequency identification) tags which are both washable and entirely contactless, researchers at Birmingham City University are creating an ‘Internet of Clothes’ which will skim your wardrobe and subsequently recycle the unused materials. On days when the weather makes sense to wear a particular outfit in your closet, the technically apt clothing will tweet out a message asking to be worn—should you ignore the notifications, the garments will then contact a clothing charity asking to be ‘recycled.’ You’ll even receive a mailing envelope, automating the entire process from start to finish.

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