Defense Date


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts



First Advisor

Noreen C. Barnes

Second Advisor

Karl D. Green

Third Advisor

Maura L. Cravey


The goal of my thesis is to provide the reader with a better understanding of how to create an environmentally sustainable costume shop. I chose to focus on certain elements of the costume shop that are imperative to the function of the shop, but desperately need to change for the sake of the environment. The elements I focused on were fabric, energy, and chemicals. Armed with a better understanding of why and what needs to be changed, the reader will be able to take this knowledge and apply it to their costume shop and life. We need to change how we interact with the environment and I hope this information will help bring about this action.


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Date of Submission

August 2009