Greening Theatre With Foundation Garments

Thursday, January 19th, 2012 | Uncategorized

When I think of waste in theater, I think immediately of all the paperwork we produce.

However, I recently came across this link for, of all things, pantyhose recycling . . .

The people who make No Nonsense pantyhose have started recycling old hose into park benches. (Click on the image to go to their site.)

From pantyhose to park bench

From pantyhose to park bench

Who knew?

And I realized there is an entire group of things that are required for a show, that are tossed at the end of a run.

Of course some people prefer to use dance tights for actresses for the very reason that you go through so many during the course of a run.  I think they often look like tights, rather than hose, but maybe that’s just me.

So now that we have a way to recycle women’s pantyhose, how about men’s socks and undershirts?  I’m thinking there are only so many sock puppets you can make….

1 Comment to Greening Theatre With Foundation Garments

April 28, 2012

I work in NYC, and at the Union Square Greenmarket, there’s a textile recycling group that comes every Thursday and will take bags of stuff. I usually go down there with the bags of yellowed t-shirts and cast off oxfords, and they are very happy to see me.

That’s the website for the NYC one, maybe they have a link to ones in other locations?

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