By returning a vast array of costumes and accessories back into the film & TV industry, the CAMA team is supporting the circular economy and helping to reduce the carbon footprint of productions.
When productions send their costumes back to the industry for reuse, not only are they cutting their C02 emissions they are also reducing their subsequent offsetting costs.
Because of the large amounts of physical assets CAMA redistributes, the team have developed excellent partnerships with costumiers. We are delighted to work with Angels, Camden Costumes and most recently Cosprop.
Essentially these costumiers are sustainable companies and leading the way with good practice – through hiring, repurposing and reuse. Therefore the costume department on a production can easily incorporate sustainable practices by using second hand and hired items.
Of course this depends if the ‘right’ stock is available for their production.
And this is where CAMA can help
Reuse in period costume
Recently CAMA’s green team spent the day giving excellent quality unwanted garments to Cosprop, one of the world’s leading costumiers.
Cosprop specialise in the hire and creation of period costume as well as an exhibition service to museums and historical houses.
As a result of CAMA’s redistribution service, the team had the privilege of briefly seeing their collection of period and iconic costumes and meeting some dressmakers.
“It was a memorable experience visiting Cosprop. A visual treat to see the dressmakers at work, the fitting rooms and the intricate costumes. All in all it was very inspiring. We delivered hundreds of period and unusual garments, in all shapes, colours, styles. So it was great to give them a hand unpacking and hanging!” – Sam Collins, Sustainability Assistant, CAMA
We dropped off 14 large boxes, totalling over 9 tonnes of period costumes and mixed accessories. By avoiding the destruction of these props and sending the materials to landfill the production reduced their footprint by approximately 3,500 kgCO2e!