Beyond the glitz and glamour of film sets and theatre, a green revolution is quietly transforming the sets and studios, proving that eco-consciousness can seamlessly merge with artistic brilliance.
In recent years, many departments have changed their practices to a green-focused approach. Amongst them, Costume departments are adopting ingenious approaches to recycle and repurpose materials. From sourcing vintage fabrics or recycled fabrics to repurposing garments from previous productions, the costume industry is stepping onto the runway of sustainability with style.
Similar to their counterparts in costume departments and set design, intimacy coordinators and directors can play a pivotal role in advancing environmentally responsible and sustainable practices, particularly in the realm of modesty garments and garment barriers.
Here are some tips:
Buying garments per-actor kit rather than bulk purchases is a strategic move for intimacy coordinators, intimacy directors and costume departments. This tailored approach not only minimises excess but also ensures that resources are allocated efficiently, reducing waste associated with unused items. Quality over quantity.
INTIMASK garments are designed with a structure akin to dancewear or swimwear. This provides them with a standard of resilience and marks a significant stride in sustainable modesty garment choices. When preparing your actor kit, buy just a few repeats of the same garment to allow garment swaps should an actor require due to sweat, for example. This allows actors to maintain clean modesty wear without the need for an excessive quantity. This thoughtful curation aligns with the ethos of sustainability by promoting a wardrobe strategy that is both intentional and resource-conscious.
The longevity of Intimask Silicone Barriers takes centre stage in the sustainability playbook. Their durability extends beyond a single shooting season, offering a tangible solution to the issue of disposable barriers or barriers made from materials undergoing gradual structural deterioration due to cleaning products. By emphasising the capacity for cleaning and sanitisation, intimacy coordinators and intimacy directors pave the way for a reusable alternative, reducing the environmental footprint associated with single-use items.