Washing machines have become more and more sophisticated but the laundry basket has remained the same. Usually people throw all the things to be washed in a basket and they sort them before doing the laundry, and very often it's a pain to read the labels with the washing instructions. The customer would scan the garment's label and then drop it in the "basket" that would automatically sort the garments in different compartments. A display would show what washing cycle has to be used for each compartment. Customer would just load the washing machine and start the cycle as indicated. Ideally the basket would automatically load the washing machine and the customer would only have to unload it but this would be more complicated :).