As someone who has recently made the transition into sustainable fashion, I realized how difficult it is to shop for products that fit your personal style but are also created by brands that place a high emphasis on environmentally sustainability. We created greenshop as a way to fix this problem.
What it does
greenshop is a Chrome extension that tracks the fashion website the user is currently browsing and shows them how sustainable that brand is. Our extension also provides suggestions for alternative brands based on how expensive they are and their sustainability rating.
How we built it
We built our extension using ReactJS. We used Google Firebase to store the brand-related information necessary for the extension.
Challenges we ran into
We had to make up for the fact that we are only a group of two. Neither of us was very familiar with Firebase or making a Chrome extension. Specifically, we had trouble reading data from the database and parsing through data without access to an API.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Completing a project which required technologies we were completely unfamiliar with.
What we learned
What's next for greenshop
We would like to incorporate ML into our recommendation algorithm, and also potentially recommend specific products via some sort of reverse image search.