March 25, 2019

Fashion Department Contributes to the Farmers Market

By Cristy Ocana, Office of Communications

Fashion Dept. Makes Bags

On March 20th, the Fashion Department’s assistant professor Jordyn Smiley, and her class took the initiative of making reusable bags for Mesa students to utilize during the Farmers Market. Jordyn saw the need of durable bags and put the Fashion Department’s new sewing lab to good use. She additionally thought that it would be a great opportunity for her students to learn new sewing skills and gain experience in assisting  those in need.  


One of Jordyn’s students, Paula Buendia volunteered for the workshop to help Mesa students grab as much fruit and vegetables as they need. As a student in need of free groceries, she wanted to support The Stand with their monthly Farmers Market.


A fashion class makes dresses for little girls. Jordyn Smiley has demonstrated time and again that she and her students care for the community. In 2012 and 2016,  Jordyn's Drama students fabricated dresses from pillowcases forlittle girls in Africa. They partnered with the organization Little Dresses For Africa that “provides relief to vulnerable children throughout the Continent of Africa and beyond.” This organization and the Drama students helped little girls believe that they are worthy of many things.


For more information of Mesa College’s Fashion Program, please visit the Fashion Department website.

Tags: Fashion Program, Farmers Market