By returning a vast array of costumes and accessories back into the film & TV industry, the CAMA team are helping to reduce the carbon footprint of productions.
Certainly when productions reuse costumes, not only are they cutting their C02 emissions and investing in the circular economy, but they are also reducing their subsequent offsetting costs.
Because of the large amounts of physical assets CAMA redistributes, the team have developed partnerships with costumiers. We are delighted to work with Angels, Camden Costumes and most recently Cosprop. – all whom have a firm commitment to sustainability.
Essentially these costumiers are sustainable companies – through hiring, repurposing and reuse. As a result the costume department can easily incorporate sustainable practices by using second hand and hired items. Of course this is all dependent on if the ‘right’ stock for a production is available.
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 a wapping 14 large boxes, totalling over 9 tonnes of period costumes and mixed accessories. By avoiding landfill or recycling the production avoided approximately 4,000 kgCO2e!