New App Helps Designers Assess Their Carbon Footprint

Luxury goods conglomerate, Kering, has just launched a free environmental calculator to help designers “discern the ways sourcing and manufacturing choices can influence a product’s carbon footprint.”

Entitled My EP&L, the app was created in conjunction with Parson’s School of Design at The New School, where it will serve as the foundation for a new fashion-design curriculum, and utilizes Kering’s Environmental Profit & Loss methodology, which attaches a monetary figure to the ecological impacts of supply chain operations.

By analyzing “the cumulative effect of more than 5,000 indicators, including carbon emissions, water use, water and air pollution, waste production, and land-use changes, to calculate the product’s final impact… My EP&L allows users to determine how so-called ‘better’ decisions can result in more-sustainable designs.”

My EP&L is available now for download, via iTunes and Google Play. You can read more about the app at Ecouterre.