I received an interesting newsletter in my inbox today, and as an educator of young performers for the last 20+ years, it caught my eye. I think this organization is doing great work with tweens and teens, and I hope you’ll check it out! Here is the article direct from the Pure Freedom newsletter.
NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR BOD SQUAD PETITION’S “SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP DAY”
Historically, the fashion industry does respond to consumer activism. For example, a few years ago abercrombie, the children’s division of Abercrombie and Fitch pulled its line of inappropriate underwear for tween girls when consumers mobilized. Nordstrom responded to a group of teen girls looking for modest prom dresses. Let’s send a message and have fun with our daughters while we do it.
On October 23 and 24 tens of thousands of moms and daughters are going to “Shop ’til You Drop” at three retailers who have consistently offered age appropriate clothing to our daughters. We’re going to stick with retailers who cater to the 8-12 year old market for the sake of focus. And you have a chance to be a part of selecting where we shop. We hope that in doing this, you can dialogue with your daughter (whether she’s a tween or a teen) and discuss the importance of consumer responsibility with her. (And, of course, shop with her in October if she is a tween!)
Here’s what we’re looking for in a retailers. They must be:
· Accessible nationwide (by either stores or internet)
· Fun (The clothes are funky according to your daughter!)
· Family-friendly (Stores, websites and ads are OK for
everyone to view.)
If you have a favorite store to shop at with your tween (or former tween), please nominate them at firstname.lastname@example.org. (We’re going to select a random winner to receive a prize package of all of our Secret Keeper Girl stuff!) We’ll take your nominations to a the Bod Squad Advisory Panel and narrow it down to the top ten. Then, you’ll get to vote. Why not nominate a store right now?