The amount of collected textile waste will increase to more than 9 million tonnes per year in Europe after introducing new waste legislation. This will require the industry to increase its sorting capacity significantly.
After collecting used textiles the next and most important step in the value chain is sorting, where the destiny of each garment is determined. Currently this process is manual, which sets a limit to capacity. Our goal is to bring high-level automation and technology to increase the capacity of sorters and decrease inaccuracy rates.
What is our solution?
1. Scanning used garments
Our automated process starts with a camera scan of each garment
2. Analysing garment condition
The next step involves various machine learning methods which enable the accurate and fast analysis of each garment
3. Automatic sorting
To eliminate the need for manually placing items we offer plug-in hardware solutions for existing machine lines
It started out as a university project and turned into a real potential for an ambitious team to participate in this revolutionary phase of the fashion & textiles industry. We want to leverage the opportunity that now more than ever, all sector players are united on the sustainability goals of end-of-life textiles and innovative projects have the potential for scaling with an increased speed. Our long-term vision is to bring the smart automation that has already revolutionised many operational tasks across different industrial segments, and now it is time for the textiles sector.