The version of the article I read (in the Toronto paper) said that the Church
members who organized this had to turn away Catholics, Jews, Moslems and
conservative Protestants -- there just wasn't enough room -- but it made them
realize there's a huge pent-up demand if it's marketed properly (that answers the
stores' objection that they'd been carrying this stuff all along. Sure. But you
never see them on the mannikins in the front window, do you?)

Jon Spencer wrote:

> My mother-in-law, not a member, saved an article on this from the Charlotte
> observer and gave it to my wife.  We found the manufacturer and have
> arranged to carry their lines (if we can cough up the cash to fund yet
> another venture :-).  There is a market for this type of dress here in the
> South from the Baptists.  Who knows?  This may end up improving their
> opinion of our church.
>
> Jon
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Marc A. Schindler" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: "zion-l" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2002 11:23 AM
> Subject: [ZION] Modest attire fashion show
>
> >From this morning's "Social Studies" in the Globe and Mail:
>
>  Modest attire
>       Last month, a group of Mormon mothers and the Nordstrom department
> store in Costa Mesa, Calif., presented a "modesty" fashion show for
> teenage girls. Nordstrom was able to come up with eight formal dress
> styles and Mormon families helped by enlisting two other designers,
> reports the Los Angeles Times. "In a hint of pent-up demand and a
> potential market niche for retailers, 900 free tickets were snapped up
> shortly after the show was announced . . . Organizers had to turn away
> other fashion-conservative teens -- including Roman Catholics, Jews,
> Protestants and Muslims -- whose religion dictates modesty. . . .
> Fashion experts say Mormons aren't the only families tired of having
> only provocative choices when shopping for dressy girls' clothes. This
> miniature cultural counterrevolution could lead retailers to recognize
> that there's a profitable market . . . in activewear for teens as well."
>
> [thanks to Eileen Bell for drawing this to my attention]
>
> --
> Marc A. Schindler
> Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland
>
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> will pick himself up and continue on" - Winston Churchill
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“Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick
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