Inspiration

Every year, millions of tonnes of clothing get discarded in landfills, polluting our natural environment. There is a growing trend of environmentally conscious shoppers in Canada who turn to vintage, second-hand stores to find pre-used clothing items and hidden gems unique from the cookie-cutter styles offered in fast fashion. However, vintage thrift stores are far and few in between, and given the uniqueness of items they sell, many choose to not upload their clothing catalogue online, which makes it difficult for consumers like us to find pieces that we like.

What it does

Our mobile application provides users with the opportunity to shop from a range of second-hand clothing stores, catered to their fashion taste through our app’s customization feature. It allows buyers from different cities to get clothing shipped to them if they do not live in the city that holds the desired item.

How we built it

We used Figma for the UI prototype

Challenges we ran into

Implementing the app in Android Studio

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We're most proud of learning Figma to create our prototype.

What we learned

We learned how to create a prototype in Figma, and started learning how to implement the app in Android Studio using Google Vision AI for our customization feature.

What's next for Thriftly

We intend to implement Google Vision AI as our next step.

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