In its pursoot to deploy a revolutionary education tool for apparel designers and creators, Nike has launched Making, an app for environmental change. The sportswear giant has published Making to the App Store in order to “inspire designers and creators to make better choices in the materials they use.” Nike hopes to positively affect the less-than impressive sustainability numbers worldwide by making available the data in its open-source Environmental Design Tool database.
The retail behemoth even collaborated with the London School of Fashion to optimize the app’s data accuracy:
“It was incredibly insightful to use the data in Making while creating our designs,” says Alasdair Leighton-Crawford, a student at London College of Fashion. “The app helped us identify materials that have lower environmental impacts, without compromising the design process. Making shows that sustainability is not a limit, but an inspiring new way to look at product creation.” [Source]