Measuring the environmental impact of products has been a mystery to many until now. Originally, brands would hire expensive outside firms to develop a framework to measure environmental externalities and record progress. Now, easy-to-use and accessible tools are available to designers and brands to internally assess the environmental footprints of their products. Learn about the evolution of environmental assessment in the apparel industry, what money-saving tools are currently available for your use, and how to assess the environmental impact of an apparel and home item through the Eco Index, one of the groundbreaking environmental assessment tools of the industry. Attendees will leave with the basic framework to assess the environmental impact of their products.
Level: Suitable for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels
Areas: apparel design, home and interior design, equipment design, textiles and materials