Clothes you can vend

Uniqlo shirts at push of a button in airport vending

Japanese clothing brand has installed its first vending machine that will dispense clothing at a Californian airport.

There are plans to launch 9 others at airports including Los Angeles, Houston and New York in the coming months.

The stock will include men and women’s lightweight shirts and jackets.

These vending machines are ideal for the millennial who has to take a last minute business trip or if you’ve under-packed and only realise when you get to the airport. In short, it’s the ultimate convenience stop and as the brand is so popular travellers might even vend even if they don’t need a new shirt or jacket.

Wash Clothes Like UBER?!

Electrolux, the BIG washing machine company are testing a crazy new way of getting your clothes washed — by someone else.

CEO Jonas Samuelson has told the Financial Times that they are testing an Uber like service where you would pay to get your clothes washed at someone’s house. While you would need to change up your washing machine for it to have wi-fi and it to be connected to the app itself, it would help save money in the long term from washing equipment (Washer/Dryer) that for most of the week is idle.

While this sounds quite weird (people stealing your underwear!) there are other hurdles that need to be addressed too. For example, what if your clothes shrink or clothes colour runs? Who pays for that? There is also the potential for people to buy houses and turn them into laundromats? or If someone forgets to wash your clothes? Gives you somebody else’s clothes?

Jonas Samuelson doesn’t say when this will go live to the public if at all. But if this goes ahead it will be interesting to see what problems they face from it being used day in day out.

Listen to the guys chatting about this here!