VR/AR for sustainable textiles

Virtual and augmented reality can make a big difference to the sustainability of the textile and fashion industry, especially through wastage reduction at the design stage to even reducing wasteful purchases (and adding to reverse logistics woes) at the downstream end of the value chain.

Stakeholders

Digital solution providers for textiles industry

Marketing or sales professionals

Researchers or innovators

Retailers or wholesalers

Textile education professionals

Vital Stats

How does it work?

By digitizing apparel designing and evaluation through virtual and augmented reality, companies can derive benefits in terms of speed of design as well as in terms of lowering the cost of design. 

Sustainability benefits

Through VR and AR, designs can be converted into 3D renderings and viewed from anywhere in the world. That could potentially spare significant amounts of material waste. 

Highlights/USP

VR/AR to enhance textile sustainability could be especially important in this age of increasing e-commerce / online purchases of apparel

Stage of commercialization

Commercialized 

Types of professionals who can improve the solution

Computer science engineer, Virtual Reality researcher, Visual designers, Artists

Specifically relevant to any geography?

Nil

Decarbonization Potential

Moderate

Value Chain

Retail , Product use ,

Carbon Focus

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