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West Chester Designer Uses Fashion To Help Prevent Disease

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Designer Alexandra Taylor

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – a West Chester designer is selling scarves to battle bugs.

Twenty-three-year old Alexandra Taylor has designed and is selling scarves to help prevent malaria.

“They have abstract prints that actually have patterns of mosquitoes on it; they’re actually very subtle when you look at it. There’s one that is backed with netting type material, a silk mesh material, so to really emphasize the idea that it’s really going to the campaign.”

Prices range from $42 to $110 and she says $10 from every sale goes to buy one mosquito net through a group called Nothing But Nets.

The insecticide-treated nets are used on top of beds to prevent bites from the insects that transmit malaria. You can find out more at Alexandra Taylor.net.

Reported By Lynne Adkins, KYW Newsradio.

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