Joplin High students show off unique fashions

Joplin High School students showed off some unique fashion designs on Thursday. The show included one-of-a-kind student work made from recycled items. The creations included clothing and accessories.

The showcase was at the high school’s Northpark Mall campus.

Students hope their work encourages recycling and shows how buying recycled products helps create jobs, and also saves money, resources, and landfill space.

“They know that they can recycle items, they don’t necessarily always have to go buy something, that if they can find something laying around the house, some of the items or some of the dresses were made out of old t-shirts and old shorts and jeans,” says FCS teacher Mandi Gash.

The high school’s Fashion Class is part of the school’s Family and Consumer Sciences program that also teaches interior design, culinary arts and child development.