March 11, 2020 Jeff Collins

Automated garment measuring and returns

Garment manufacturers around the globe are determined to find a more sustainable way forward.  E-tailors are especially focused on apparel returns.  Most clothing purchases made online can be returned free of charge, no questions asked.  Automated garment measuring will help solve the massive garment return issue.

The majority of consumers believe apparel returns go directly back on the shelf to be sold to the next person.  In reality, most of these items cannot be resold as new.  According to The Guardian…” landfill waste from returns alone contributes 15 million metric tons of Carbon Dioxide to the atmosphere.”

As consumers, we need to change the way we shop for clothing online.  We need to look for higher quality clothing that is going to last longer.  We should also limit the number of items that we purchase, wear a few times and throw away.  At Tailored, our automated garment measuring software will have a positive impact by reducing the amount of returns because the garment fits poorly.   This patented software will help the consumer find the correct fit, which can be very difficult to do.  Consumers have even been known to order the size above and the size below their perceived size and just return the ones that don’t fit.  There is a better way.

Let’s say you are shopping online.   Once you have found a garment that suits you, you will be prompted to choose the best size. Tailored’s automated garment measuring software will allow you to automatically measure the best fitting garments you currently own. All you have to do is snap a photo using your mobile device.  Once your best fitting garments have gone through the automated garment measuring process, you will receive the measurements.  You can then use these measurements to find your best size.  This will allow you to choose the best fit the first time you purchase a clothing item and eliminate the need to make a return.