The 'Making' App Analyzes Your Material's Environmental Impact

 - Jul 4, 2013
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Helping designers create more sustainable shoes, Nike released the 'Making' app. Compiling years of research, the app shows designers the environmental impact of every material that they use. As a result, users of Making can choose appropriate materials and lessen their impact on the planet.

The app lets you analyze 22 different materials to choose the ones that fit best with your product. Things such as cotton, leather, silk and rayon can be inspected. Selecting a material shows you scores for environmental impact. You can see water use, chemistry, energy and waste metrics so that your end product works to keep our planet green.

Making is based on Nike's sustainability index. The sport apparel company released the app in order to help others achieve the same reduction in greenhouse gas emissions that they did.