Add Mormon flare to your closet


As the Arizona Republic put it, "Polygamy's pop-culture moment now extends to the closet." After the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints was raided in Texas and hundreds of children were removed from their mothers, the many wives of the sect found they needed to make a living. Thus the Web site was born. It features inexpensive handmade clothes for children -- no messages on the chest, no wild prints and no flashy colors. Still to come is a Web site for the group's adult clothes, which might be a harder sell to non-polygamous women. The dresses come in hues of pink only and cover the body from head to toe. And if a buyer wants the pioneer-style getup for Halloween, that's all right, too, says Maggie Jessop, 44, who coordinates the sewing. "If people want to act weird, that's their problem, not ours."

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