As a result of this year's events, we decided to continue to strengthen on the comfort front. When creating the COMFORT collection, it was an important aspect to serve the needs caused by the new situation as best as possible, both in terms of materials and cut lines. We reached out to our 100% plush and recycled knitted materials, which were already a great success last year. For our new collection Bach Kata actress gave her face, in whose life sustainability and environmental protection play a prominent role.
Kata Bach has been a member of the Vígszínház troupe since 2015. Among other things, we can meet him as the main character of the show Anna Karenina or in the show The Father presented in October 2020, alongside András Kern. You may be familiar to us as Éva Tinta on the screen, who twisted Áron's head as a BKV inspector in Gábor Reisz's film VAN something strange and inexplicable. Her husband, József Wunderlich, who, like her, is an artist at the Vígszínház, their daughter, Júlia, was born in the summer of 2018. The Katás are fond of animals, their adopted dog is named Herceg.
When did environmental awareness become important to you? Is this related to motherhood?
Yes, I started looking for environmentally conscious alternatives before my daughter was born. I imagined how the baby floats in a warm, clear amniotic fluid, in semi-darkness, then comes into the world and the first thing it encounters are rubber gloves, neon light, and crisp hospital sheets. I took a soft burgundy material with me to the hospital and they wrapped it in it first. This was the first step that started a long process for me.
Being environmentally conscious is often difficult, how do you reconcile this with your busy acting career? Could you give some tips to busy people?
Everything is just a habit, a habit. Smoking is also difficult. Many bad habits are just as difficult, but we still do them. First of all, I think you need to find out what they are feeding you, how fast fashion clothes are made or anything that can be consumed quickly, used once, can be thrown away and when you are sufficiently disgusted by all of this, and through them also by yourself, then you have to replace the bad habits for good.
Where do you buy your clothes? What does conscious dressing mean to you?
Since I have become an actor, my relationship with dressing is completely different, for example, I change my clothes fifteen times during the performance of Anna Karenina. I often put on a dress long enough to go to the theater. I am very picky, I have clothes from vintage shops, pieces inherited from friends or my mother. If I fall in love with something, I can wear it forever. So I don't have a lot of clothes, I read not long ago about the term "capsule wardrobe", the essence of which is to have few clothes that can be combined well with each other. I often buy my costumes from performances that are removed from the repertoire, as they are tailored for me, for example, I have a faux fur coat made by an industrial artist. They prefer them on special occasions, my wedding dress was also a costume piece, decorated from top to bottom with hand-stitched pearls.
What do you do to ensure that you do not increase your ecological footprint with your meals? Where do you shop, what would you recommend if someone is just starting a sustainable lifestyle?
I buy dry food in a packaging-free store.There are also plenty of snacks in these shops, for example chips or chocolate without packaging. I arrive with my own bottles and bags, so I know in advance how much of what I want. I'm glad I found these stores, because that way I can buy everything else, vegetables, fruit, dairy products, meat at the market, where I also use my own bags and boxes. I don't have to go to the packaging-free stores often, since everything I buy there lasts a long time, I have to go to the market more often, and I'm happy about that, because the markets are child-friendly places. We often combine it with dog walking, so it's a more pleasant family event than running through a shopping mall.
Do you have a sustainable beauty care routine?
I try to avoid plastic packaging, preferring to buy products packaged in glass or metal. For example, I can take home shampoo and conditioner from packaging-free. By the way, further west, for example, you can refill their own-brand products in the store via DM, I'm waiting for this to reach us too.
What does a green home mean to you, what do you try to do for it?
It means cleanliness. Order, many plants, few old but in good condition objects and furniture, few but well-chosen multifunctional modern gadgets. A loving family who depend not on their objects but on each other.
What are your favorite pieces from Printa's new collection?
The green plushies.
Thanks to Danken Studio for the chair.