The dawn of fast fashion has transformed the textile industry into one of the largest polluters out of any industry currently producing consumer goods. According to a 2015 study conducted by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, greenhouse gas emissions from textiles production totaled 1.2 billion tonnes of CO₂, more than that of all international flights and maritime shipping combined.
Curbon is a mobile application that enables users to understand the environmental impact of their clothing purchases and offset them by investing into environmental projects globally. By understanding how their clothing purchases impact the environment, users can make more informed decisions on their purchases and become more aware of how they are contributing to climate change. Furthermore, the ability to offset a product’s environmental impact will help mitigate the immense damage caused to the environment as a result of the current unsustainable textile industry.