May 2, 2012 - 12:00am
Add modeling to the long list of talents that Monterey Institute students possess. They recently worked the runway at an entertaining fashion show put on by the MIIS Chapter of Net Impact and Bay Area non-profit organization Teens turning Green . The purpose of the event, which was called ReStyled, was to educate consumers about sustainable fashion and eco-friendly businesses. All of the clothes came from second-hand stores and featured organic and upcyled materials.
"NET Impact really wanted to put this show on because they wanted to provide something fun for the community, so they can learn about smarter choices when they shop," said Shedisha Matthias, one of the event's organizers. "You don't have to always go to your local department store. Goodwill or borrowing clothes from a friend or doing a clothing swap is a really great option."
The goal of the NET Impact MIIS Chapter is to enhance the student body and greater world through business-oriented activities that promote social and environmental responsibility in addition to economic vitality.