My trip to the city to purchase Lululemon yoga pants was a little overwhelming. The store was crowded and rock music blared. I had expected spa music perhaps, to go with the “Namaste” environment.
No, I don’t do “yoga”. Christians are generally united in discouraging this practise because of the Hindu aspects associated it. I do many stretches during my housewifely duties, but none are named after cats, dogs, or trees.
I wanted the yoga pants because they apparently offer four-way stretch. They are also well-made
I purchase very few clothes, but when I buy something, it is generally a well-made item. My favourite blue blazer is 18 years old. Lululemon is a Canadian company. Mr. Chip Wilson , its founder, got himself in some trouble in the media recently , when he said that he does not design his clothing in larger sizes because they “cost too much to make”. Feminists responded in indignation, and rightly so !
I managed to escape the store, worn out from the confusion in there, but clutching my yoga pants in a fashionable designer bag.
When I got home I noticed that the pants were made in Vietnam ! Let us pray for garment workers everywhere. Often they work in difficult situations so that women can wear “designer” clothing.
And, I wrote an e-mail to Chip Wilson telling him that the Lululemon logo, which they claim represents the letter “A”, actually resembles the last letter in the Greek alphabet, the “Omega”. Christ is the Alpha, and the Omega. Let us thank him for clothing, and everyone involved in the production of clothing.
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