Like many creative people, I have taken some time to reassess the way I work in the light of the pandemic and the climate crisis. During a production in 2011, my budget was quite small so I decided to try to using charity shops. I discovered that, if I could learn to accept some compromises, I could realise my design ideas cheaply and sustainably this way. Once I was finished the project, the costumes all went back to the charity shops in a satisfyingly circular way. High street charity shops give us the perfect opportunity for both ethical purchasing and re-use.
These sustainable methods have percolated through my thoughts during lockdown, and when I moved into my new flat, I set myself the challenge of getting as much as possible from charity shops and share sites. Many designers are finding new ways to utilise their skills and training. For me sustainable design is a logical development of my existing skills, which is about finding ways to incorporate my longstanding environmental beliefs. Below are some experimental results.
I enjoy design work which doesn’t only rely on conspicuous displays of budgetary excess, and I am happy to diversify into other areas of design in a more bespoke, environmental way.
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