South African Textile manufacturer Seardel has launched a brand new men’s wear and women’s wear collection for ‘Nelson Mandela 46664′. The collection was designed in aim of raising money for AIDS and HIV research.
The collection features garments marked with “46664” which was the number given to Nelson Mandela upon his arrival at Robben Island prison when he was wrongly imprisoned in 1964. Items include men’s shirts, polos and jeans bearing the famous anti-apartheid “Hand of Africa” symbol as a logo. Dresses and skirts of various colours are also available for women.
Between seven and nine percent of the revenue generated by the clothes will go to Mandela’s foundation, which is committed to battling the spread of HIV and AIDS.
When you buy a 46664 shirt, you are not just buying apparel. You are investing in a process that will help spread the legacy of Nelson Mandela by supporting the long-term sustainability of 46664. You are also helping to positively stimulate the local clothing and textile manufacturing industry. – Achmat Dangorm, a foundation board member.