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Eldorado

Intimate Payments

NandoVision

Risque Wigs

Gozooko

Studio Time

Tia Lyn 
Lingerie


International Lingerie Shows

McPete Sales

The Underfashion Club


Styles Fashion

Articles Of Interest

Stop SOPA & PIPA
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Priscilla Jade Lingerie Fashion Show
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Limited Brands Challenges Child Labor Claims
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Limited Brands Challenges Child Labor Claims
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The International Lingerie Fashion Show
Page 2

Shirley of Hollywood Releases 2012 Big Book, Upgrades Website
Page 2

CupCase: A Way to Travel
WithBras in Style
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Business and Technology:BLOG, Blog, Blog
Page 2

Intimate Graphics: BodyRock Sport's Love For All Bra
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McPete Sez
Mailbag
Page 2

Fab Foundations:
Paris Salon International de la Lingerie Coverage
Page 3

How to Sell In An Over-saturated Market
Page 3

The International Lingerie Fashion Show Continued
Page 3

Ask the Gozooko Guys
Page 3

Ask Andy
Page 3

The International
Lingerie Fashion Show Continued
Page 4

Lipgloss & Lace: Video Interview with Bernie Fatla of Le Dame Footwear
Page 4

The Addict Expose -
Video Blog Post: 5 of My Favorite Pieces of Lingerie
Page 4

Coquette Heads to the Studio to Shoot Kissable Collection
Page 4

The International Lingerie
Fashion Show Continued
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Crystal Minx Tail Wins AVN 2012 Best Fetish Toy Award
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MCPETE SEZ CLASSIFIEDS
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The Buzz
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Reps Corner
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Shows & Events
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February 1, 2012         
                    Issue #306

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                              Intimate Apparel

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            Stop SOPA & PIPA
On January 18, 2012, Wikipedia along with an estimated 7000 other smaller websites blacked out in protest of two bills in the United States House of Representatives and US Senate. SOPA, "Stop Online Piracy Act" and PIPA "Protect IP Act" are efforts to stop copyright infringement committed by foreign web sites. But the way these two bills are worded they actually infringe free expression on the internet. If these bills are passed, the government can shut down many of our websites, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube along with other social networking sites.

Directly from Wikipedia's website:
Imagine a World Without Free Knowledge
For over a decade, we have spent millions of hours building the largest encyclopedia in human history. Right now, the U.S. Congress is considering legislation that could fatally damage the free and open Internet. For 24 hours, to raise awareness, we are blacking out Wikipedia. Learn more.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:SOPA_initiative/Learn_more

From Google's website:
Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S.
Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, would censor the Web and impose harmful regulations on American business. Millions of Internet users and entrepreneurs already oppose SOPA and PIPA.
The Senate will begin voting on January 24th. Please let them know how you feel. Sign this petition urging Congress to vote NO on PIPA and SOPA before it is too late.
https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction/ 

Over seven million people signed petitions against the bills. The bills have been postponed, but not dropped. Please let congress know how you feel by signing a letter urging them to vote NO on PIPA and SOPA before it is too late. You can go to http://americancensorship.org/ and fill out the form. Or you can contact your local representative and tell them you oppose SOPA and PIPA along with any similar legislation. 

Tia Lyn Lingerie 9/24 Watch Tia Lyn's NY Fashion Show with beautiful models of ALL SIZES!
  
       Drought to Hurt US 
      Organic Cotton
Dry conditions in some US states are set to hit the country's organic cotton harvests, according to research carried out by the Organic Trade Association.
The study, which was funded by Cotton Incorporated, found that while 2011 saw the largest number of acres planted since 1999, harvested acres and bales are expected to be down by 39% and 45%, respectively, due to a drought in the Southern Plains.
The extremely dry conditions in Texas have forced farmers to abandon more than 65% of their planted crop in 2011.
The survey, released January 26, showed that planted acres were up 36% to reach 11,827 acres in 2010, while bales harvested were up nearly 24%. In 2010, US producers harvested 11,262 acres of organic cotton, representing 95% of their planted acres and yielding some 13,279 bales.
A modest acreage gain is forecast for 2012, bringing plantings of organic cotton to 16,406 acres. Another 2% net gain is in the five-year forecast, bringing the total to 16,716 acres.
Opportunities for expansion exist in nascent organic cotton growing regions such as North Carolina, which harvested its first crop of organic cotton in 2011.
Survey respondents said the cost per acre to grow organic cotton ranged from US$350 to $650, with an average cost per acre of $440. Most reported receiving $1.50 per pound for organic cotton, with prices ranging from as high as $2.40 for organic Pima cotton to a low of $1.35 for one organic upland producer.

  Fashion Photo
   
Laurie models Mystique Intimates
photo by Jerome Hamilton of Studio Time Photography
If you would like more information about Fashion Photo 
or would like to be included in the McPete Sez Fashion 
        Photo contact Jerome Hamilton at 
Studio Time Photography jerome@studiotime.us  

  Priscilla Jade Lingerie
  Fashion Show
           by Luis Paredes
Priscilla Jade Lingerie will hold her first NY Fashion Show this coming February 14, 2012 at Lucky Strike (660 West 42nd Street) in New York City.
Titled, AVM Anti-Valentines Massacre will be hosted by Devorah Rose in NYC and the fashion show will benefit the Seven Star Animal Sanctuary. This event is also a great preview for everyone that wants to see Priscilla Jade Lingerie in person the upcoming Lingerie Designer Showcase later in February.

Tickets are $35 for the AVM Fashion Show and can be purchased here http://antivalentinesmassacre-efbevent.eventbrite.com/ 

To see more of Priscilla Jade visit her website at 
http://www.priscillajadelingerie.com/ 

Or http://lingeriedesignershowcase.com/priscilla-jade-lingerie/ for 
details about Priscilla Jade at the Lingerie 


6/24    CLICK HERE to watch Risque's Video on YouTube

Gas Restored to Textile
             Factories
Pakistan's government is to restore gas supplies to the textile industry in the province of Punjab after a one-month hiatus.
According to a notification issued by the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL), from the beginning of this week gas will be supplied to the textile industry for two days a week on a rotation basis.
Authorities disconnected the gas supply to the region's textile 
industry just before Christmas, resulting in widespread protests and rallies by factory owners and workers. The All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) later vowed to defy the government's gas cut policy.
Gohar Ejaz, former chairman of APTMA, says that over 70% of the textile and clothing industry is located in Punjab province and over 10m people depend on it for work. The prolonged gas suspension has badly affected the sector's daily-wage workers, he adds.
APTMA's Punjab region chairman Ahsan Bashir claims the industry has already lost US$2bn in exports during the first half of the current fiscal year and it is likely to suffer more if energy supplies to the industry are not improved.
The government, meanwhile, says the industries will receive gas for three days a week once the cold weather in the northern part of the country ends next month.

              
       A model wearing Fetisso Latex at The 
  International Lingerie
Fashion Show, 
       The Rio Hotel, September 2011
                    Photo by Jerome Hamilton


Intimate Payments
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Limited Brands Challenges
     Child Labor Claims
US retailer Limited Brands and certification body Fairtrade 
International have challenged a series of allegations that claim child labor is used on farms in Burkina Faso that grow Fairtrade organic cotton used in Victoria's Secret garments.
The latest statements follow a Bloomberg report at the end of last 
year, which described the life of a 13-year-old girl who was beaten by the farmer she works for on a cotton field in Burkina Faso. The cotton picked by the girl went to factories in other countries where it was made into Victoria's Secret underwear, the report said.
However, Limited Brands says Clarisse Kambire, the "young girl" who was at the center of the article, is 21 years old. Also, the retailer claims Kambire does not live or work on a registered organic farm in Burkina Faso, but instead works on a vegetable farm.
Additionally, Victorien Kamboule, who was reported to be an organic cotton farmer in the report, does not grow cotton, according to the records of the UNPCB, which registers all cotton farms in Burkina Faso. 
This is backed up by COCERT, a French certification organization that inspects and monitors organic agricultural production. Kamboule grows vegetables.
Fairtrade International has endorsed the claims made by Limited Brands, adding that it traveled with leading UNPCB officials to the village of Benvar in Burkina Faso, where it met with Fairtrade cotton producers and children and families identified in the Bloomberg article.
Fairtrade also said it strongly recommends that media adopt child protection methods and a rights-based approach in relation to those they identify as being under the age of 18. Identifying a young person by their first and last names, on issues of grave human rights concern, may put them at "extreme risk" it warned.
Bloomberg, however, has stood by its claims and reported that US investigators are conducting a preliminary inquiry into forced child labor used in the program.
Bloomberg reported that the birth certificate which cites Kambire's age as 21 is actually the birth certificate of a deceased older sister. It said that Clarisse Kambire adopted the name after her sibling died more than a decade ago.
According to Bloomberg, the government's preliminary inquiry is being carried out by the ICE Homeland Security Investigations division, which is part of the Department of Homeland security. It is responsible for enforcing the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act, a law which bans the import of goods manufactured by forced labor.
Bloomberg also said that under regulations separate from those being examined by homeland security, the US Department of Labor had determined the problem of forced child labor in Burkina Faso's cotton sector was serious enough to ban the fiber from the federal government's procurement system.


            No  Novocain 
A woman and her husband interrupted their vacation to go to the dentist. "I want a tooth pulled, and I don't want Novocain because I'm in a big hurry," the woman said. "Just extract the tooth as quickly as possible, and we'll be on our way." 
The dentist was quite impressed. "You're certainly a courageous woman," he said. "Which tooth is it?" 
The woman turned to her husband and said, "Show him your tooth, dear." 

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