Amazon offers made-to-measure clothes via 3D body scanner app

Posted on Thursday, Dec 17 2020 @ 14:13 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Amazon is brining AI to the clothing market with a new "Made for You" brand that promises to create made-to-measure clothes. The Internet giant says it can create perfectly fitting clothes using a short question plus the creation of a 3D model of your body by taking a couple of photos of yourself via the company's smartphone app.

The first "Made for You" product from Amazon is a form fitting t-shirt. Customers can choose between various color, sleeve length, fit, and neckline options. Furthermore, it's also possible to add a custom label that will be sewn along the neckline.

Besides helping customers to get better fitting clothes, technology like this could also reduce waste:
There was a time when it was only possible to get made-to-measure clothes at a tailor. But over the past decade, fashion brands have used technology to manufacture customized clothes at more affordable prices. On top of providing customers with exactly what they’re looking for, made-to-measure manufacturing could help cut down on the enormous waste generated by the fashion industry. Fashion companies are notorious for overproduction: They speculate about what styles will be popular months from now and estimate how much of each size to make. They assume that they’ll get these figures wrong and plan for a certain percentage of items to be heavily discounted or thrown out.
Amazon isn't the first company to attempt this so it will be interesting to see if the concept takes off. Fast Company has more details about Made for You over here.

Amazon custom fit tshirt

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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