The LDS Church has recently changed clothing requirements for both baptisms and initiatory rites at temples.  With regards to baptisms for the dead, patrons used to be issued 2 white jumpsuits:  (1) that got really wet for the baptisms, and (2) to be worn during the confirmation process.  Due to recent administrative changes, patrons may wear their own clothes to participate in confirmation process, so I’m guessing that the laundering of jumpsuits has been cut in half, if not more.  With regards to the initiatory rite (also known as a ritual washing and anointing), patrons are asked to wear their own white clothing and no longer need a “shield.”  This has also cut down considerably on laundry at temples.  Do you think this is the reason for the recent clothing changes, or is there another reason?