MSN: Getting Schooled - greening your back-to-school digs

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Kyeann Sayer explores eco-fashion for back to schoolers on MSN.

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According to Ecofashion 101 founder Summer Rayne Oakes, “Organic fabrics don’t use petroleum-based fertilizers or pesticides. In the case of cotton the fabric has to be hand-picked as opposed to machine-picked, so there is significant reduction of carbon throughout the raw material process.”

Oakes, a model and eco-fashion consultant, pioneered the Ecofashion 101 curriculum, which uses students’ natural affinity for clothes and awareness of popular culture to get at the environmental and social issues related to fashion.

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