I have written about eco friendly and green theatre practices twice before: See here and here.
Whenever I find something clothing related that can help our planet I want to share!
I have recently been diving deep into the UK television programming and have come across a show called "Second Chance Dress". The premise of the show is a bride is looking for her wedding dress and is given the choice of three other women's used bridal dresses. This is fun television and it is GREEN! Buying second hand dresses and even re-purposing second hand dresses (premise of a TLC show "Something Borrowed, Something New") is a great way to keep good quality cloth and clothing out of landfills. So many companies in the fashion industry burn last season's clothing/scraps/unsold pieces as opposed to donating or selling items, that it is a great practice to buy high quality, sustainable sourced fashion, or vintage/consignment/thrift. I understand some in theatre/film/television need to use fast fashion in their designs (I do sometimes) but, if you can re-purpose pieces in designs or everyday life, try to incorporate the practice.
I am so happy to see a show (even if it's not their main objective) that is shedding light on reusing fashion.