Graduation gowns go eco-friendly

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April 15, 2010

10:12 PM

Eco-fashion has found its way to university commencement ceremonies.

When students graduate from St. Michael’s College in Vermont this May, they will be wearing gowns made from recycled plastic water bottles.

According to the gown manufacturer, Oak Hall Cap & Gown of Salem, Virginia, 23 bottles go into a single gown. The 550 gowns to be worn at the commencement will spare 12,650 bottles from landfills.

Harper College outside of Chicago has also started using more sustainable graduation gowns. According to the Washington Post, the college’s commencement robes will biodegrade within a year.

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