The Sportswear giant has released an online tool to help apparel manufacturers improve their sustainable manufacturing practices.

Nike has released an open source application to help apparel manufacturers design their clothes in a more sustainable manner. The Environmental Apparel Design Tool encourages collaboration and sustainability among various manufacturers by evaluating the waste, energy and toxics found in their manufacturing process. This helps designers make real-time decisions right at the start of the product creation cycle to minimize their environmental impact.

The apparel design tool had a big role in helping the company create its greenest football kit, made from recycled polyester, during this year’s World Cup.

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