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Internet users design their own gowns, purchase pajamas on new web site

FERGUS, Ontario (November 17, 1997) - Nights in White Flannel is well known locally for their distinctive pajamas, nightshirts and gowns, which they manufacture in Fergus, Ontario. Now, with the release of their Internet storefront, they are poised to become well-known on a much larger scale!

The web site, located at, provides shoppers from around the world with the ability to browse through the Nights in White Flannel catalog from their personal computer, and make a simple and safe purchase. In addition, users with a more creative flair can design a custom cotton gown for themselves by choosing from a variety of available gown styles and fabric patterns. The web site, having been online for less than a week, is already generating sales.

"We are very excited about the Internet as another storefront for us," says Ms. Terry Webster, owner of the firm, "and are anticipating sales from all over the world." To accomplish this, Nights in White Flannel invested in a secure Internet commerce system developed by Kitchener's The Galileo Group. "From the outset, our goal was to make sure that shoppers felt comfortable on the web site," explains Webster, "which meant making sure that the technology we used was as secure and user-friendly as possible."

"We've set a strong foundation with this web site," concludes Webster, "and anticipate growing with the Internet. So far, everything we've seen and heard has led us to believe that we've made the right decision, and that our online venture will be successful."

The Galileo Group Inc., located in the heart of Canada's Technology Triangle, is a supplier of high-performance, Web-based computing solutions which help enterprises compete in the global marketplace. Galileo provides its clients with winning Internet and Intranet advantages through advanced networking infrastructures and integrated software solutions.

Nights in White Flannel is located at 160 St. David Street South in Fergus, Ontario, where they maintain a cozy retail store and manufacturing area. In addition to selling their products through the Internet, they have a thriving mail-order business, retail their products at the St. Jacob's Farmer's Market and have a number of retailers across Ontario who distribute their line.

For more information contact Bryon Thur, Vice President, Sales and Marketing of The Galileo Group Inc. at (519) 576-8317; for Internet inquiries, visit their web site at "". Terry Webster can be reached at Nights in White Flannel, at (519) 787-7021, or by e-mail at

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