August 3, 2023

Sustainability in your role: costume and wardrobe

This departmental checklist will help you contribute to your production’s sustainability strategy and reduce the environmental impact of your costume or wardrobe department.

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A typical film or TV drama will use more clothing than the average person uses in their lifetime. These productions will also produce more waste in a week than the average household in a year.

These are pretty sobering facts, but costume designers, supervisors and buyers can take actions — big and small — to help change the stats, reducing waste and improving practices across their supply chain. Here are some things to think about: 

Designers might consider:

Buyers might consider:

It’s time to get your whole department involved. Begin with setting a departmental goal, and use our checklist to inspire your team to take charge of their sustainability practices from pre to post-production. Ready to get started?

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