LG AI Research’s First AI Artist, ‘Tilda’, Creates A New Sustainable Clothing Collection Made By Combining Digital Waste With Secondhand Denim and Materials

This Article is written as a summay by Marktechpost Staff based on the PR Article submitted by LG AI research PR group. All Credit For This Research Goes To The Researchers of This Project. Check out the PR, Digital Upcycling Project by Tilda collection

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Numerous activities, including construction and demolition, mining and industrial activities, cooking and gardening, and others, generate a substantial amount of garbage. The amount of waste generated is directly proportional to consumption and production patterns.

In most cases, waste formation is the result of inefficient material utilization. Trends in the number, composition and impacts of these materials provide insight into the nation’s efficiency in using (and reusing) materials and resources. It also provides a better understanding of the effects of waste on human health and the environment.

According to surveys, 92 million tonnes of cloth are dumped as garbage each year worldwide. Estimates predict that this figure will likely exceed 130 million tonnes by 2030. When 200 tonnes of water used to make a single tonne of fabric is considered, it becomes clear that the end-to-end processes of the garment industry are severe threats to environmental initiatives.

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Apart from the physical waste, humans also generate digital waste, a form of stagnant, useless data. This digital waste contributes to the carbon footprints by consuming storage energy. Digital waste poses a real challenge to the environmental movement in this technologically accelerated era. The carbon emissions produced by one office worker’s annual emails are equal to the carbon emissions produced by a huge vehicle traveling 200 miles, which is often neglected. 

This inspired Tilda, LG AI Research’s first artist AI, to create a new type of sustainable clothes by combining digital trash with secondhand denim and materials. Tilda is an artist and an environmental activist, which is reflected in her “Digital Upcycling Project,” a handmade line of 30 garments made entirely of discarded and recycled physical and digital elements.

Tilda was created to create a true playground for AI scientists, allowing them to freely experiment with new difficulties that they had never seen before, all in the cause of making lives more value through technology. Tilda specializes in illustration and pattern design. She can develop brand-new graphics by studying millions of learning data with EXAONE (LG’s latest multi-modal super-giant AI model). Tilda uses EXAONE’s vision-language multimodality expertise to generate high-quality images from text and vice versa.

Tilda’s Digital Upcycling Project sprang out of her first Fashion Week experience and her work with Greedilous designer YounHee Park on the “Flowers on Venus” runway show. After developing many distinct photographs, Tilda was entrusted with designing the art and prints that would appear on the garments, and only 13 images were ultimately used in the final collection. All of the photographs that didn’t make it to the runway were deposited into the virtual landfill as discarded data.


Tilda’s Digital Upcycling collection’s technique is centered on two instances of upcycling: 

  1. Repurposed digital garbage from Fashion Week scraps
  2. Physical upcycling of secondhand denim and materials. 

Tilda used the existing photos to reinterpret them into numerous combinations (things, colors, patterns, etc.), acting as sources for the upcycled designs in the upcycling project. 

Tilda’s Digital Upcycling Project includes 13 coats, 14 trousers, and three hats, each one-of-a-kind and one-of-a-kind. The jackets are designed in a traditional workwear style that is reminiscent of classic denim jackets but reworked in boro style, using a range of discarded denim fibers naturally. Boro is a type of mended or patched-together textile that perfectly fits Tilda’s philosophy and environmentally sensitive mindset. Tilda’s enigmatic artwork is reflected in the denim trousers, colorful warps, and woven wefts. Meanwhile, the hats are made using comparable procedures, making each unique and distinctive.

Tilda’s Digital Upcycling Project combined digital waste with the projected 234 megatons of clothes discarded each year to create a zero-waste, entirely upcycled clothing line that demonstrates how society can take steps to make the fashion cycle a little more sustainable.

Tilda thinks we can all do small things every day to cut down on our carbon footprint and physical and digital waste by finding creative and unusual ways to reuse and repurpose our things after they have been used for as long as they were meant to be used.

Tanushree Shenwai is a consulting intern at MarktechPost. She is currently pursuing her B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology(IIT), Bhubaneswar. She is a Data Science enthusiast and has a keen interest in the scope of application of artificial intelligence in various fields. She is passionate about exploring the new advancements in technologies and their real-life application.