We are looking to collect at least 1,000 signatures from women and men who want their voice heard against the unethical practices of lingerie retailers selling used merchandise
Englewood, CO (PRWEB) April 9, 2010
One of the Web’s most popular fine lingerie retailers, Pampered Passions Fine Lingerie, is speaking out against the recent firestorm surrounding the re-sale of used underwear and lingerie from retailers like Macy’s, Victoria’s Secret, and The Gap. The company’s owner, Alicia Vargo, is so disgusted by this practice that she has started an online petition to encourage lawmakers to outlaw this practice altogether.
“We are looking to collect at least 1,000 signatures from women and men who want their voice heard against the unethical practices of lingerie retailers selling used merchandise,” she says.
The petition stems from a hidden camera exposé NBC’s The Today Show did in March 2010 that showed retailers re-tagging and then putting returned and obviously used underwear and lingerie merchandise back on store shelves for sale as if they were new.
Vargo, who is sometimes criticized for her store’s strict return policy, says these dirty practices by popular lingerie retailers have got to stop.
“Our mission is to help women feel nurtured and beautiful. They need to trust that their local lingerie retailer is not putting their health or trust at risk by selling used or returned goods,” she adds.
Vargo says that women should always inspect their underwear and lingerie merchandise before buying. “If you suspect something isn’t right, don’t buy from that store. Women can speak loud and clear by how they spend – or don’t spend – their money.”
She also adds that women should always wash new underwear and fine lingerie before wearing “for added peace of mind.”
To join Pampered Passions Fine Lingerie in it’s effort to “Outlaw the Sale of Used Undergarments and Lingerie,” please visit http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/StopSellingUsedUnder/ and have your voice heard!
About Pampered Passions Fine Lingerie
Pampered Passions Fine Lingerie opened its doors in Englewood, Colorado in 2001. Its founder, Alicia Vargo, wanted a lingerie store that not only offered the finest collection of distinctive lingerie fashions, but also a place women could visit to find something that makes them good about themselves in an inviting and encouraging environment. In order to bring her mission to more women, she opened http://www.PamperedPassions.com, an online superstore with all the latest bra and lingerie fashions. In 2009, Vargo was named “Colorado’s Leading Lady” by Ladies Who Launch. Pampered Passions is a four time nominee as the Best Lingerie Store in the USA and a 2010 Bride’s Choice Award™ recipient from WeddingWire.