Thursday, August 25, 2011

Nelson Mandela Now Has a Clothing Line

nelson mandela now has a clothing line

Your Black World reports

The Nelson Mandela Foundation now has a clothing line that is designed to fight the HIV epidemic that has taken over South Africa.  The line has clothing that features the number "46664," which Mandela had to wear during his time in prison.

The clothes will be manufactured by Seardel, a company out of South Africa.  They also have a set of women's dresses as well.  Between seven and nine percent of the revenue generated by the clothing line will go toward fighting HIV/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," said Achmat Dangorm, a member of the board.

"You are also helping to positively stimulate the local clothing and textile manufacturing industry," he added.

Nelson Mandela was in the Robben Island prison from 1964 through 1982.  He spent time in other prisons up until his release in 1990.  He was elected president of South Africa in 1994.

Some are wondering how many years Mandela has to live.  Rumors abound that he is not in good health.

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