Your phone came from China, but that’s just the broad strokes.
Pieces of it came from all over the world. With this new mapping tool, you can see the supply chain for all of your things.
If you have an iPhone, you probably know by this point a little bit about the factories where it was made. But what about everything else you own? Supply chains aren’t exactly easy for the average consumer to track. Sourcemap, a spinoff from the MIT Media Lab, wants to make it a little easier.
The site, which launched last year, wants to be an open directory of corporate environmental footprints and supply chains–a place where consumers can learn more about the products they use every day, and companies can upload information in the name of transparency. So far, it seems, the site is a hit. There are over a thousand supply chains already posted.
via FastCoExist – Ariel Schwartz