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As shoppers we still predominantly shop in-store, and I became interested in how to connect the physical act of looking at a clothing label , with providing immediate access to information on where and how that garment was made. By using Quick Response Codes (QR codes) to access the information directly, a smart-phone can scan the square graphic and be re-directed to a sourcemap of the supply chain of that garment.  I made the QR code clothing labels below, showcasing them in the Kellen Gallery at Parsons the New School in the spring of 2011.

 


You can not miss this on-point video that carefully summarizes the system and impact of the production, use and disposal of our wardrobes. It is important to spread the word in effort to help make consumers make the best possible purchasing decisions, with the lowest impact.
The video comes to us from Greenovate.


Check out the map created and published on Sourcemap, demonstrating the road to creating TOMS shoes.