Nike Makes Sustainable Materials Data Available To All
The shoe company has a lot of data about different materials, where to get them, and what they do to the planet. And now they’re making that info available to try to improve the world’s supply chains. […] Nike announced this week the Nike Open Challenge for Sustainable Materials, which asks anyone who might be interested to use its dataset of sustainable materials (developed over the past eight years) to “let anyone select materials beautifully, simply, and accurately, based on sustainability,” according to Random Hacks of Kindness, Nike’s partner in the challenge. Ultimately, RHOK imagines a tool that could let manufacturers compare non-organic cotton from a great supplier to organic cotton from a decent supplier on the fly. […] Even if you don’t have the chops to develop a tool for the Open Challenge, Nike still may have some useful information for you: the company’s recently launched Material Choice and Impact site. We can see, for example, that Nike’s nylon women’s shorts have a high waste and water impact, but don’t have much of a chemistry or energy impact.
[read more @Co.Exist & @RHOK] [NIKE: Challenge & API & Material Choice and Impact]