Nelson Mandela’s clothing line has finally hit the shops as part of a fundraising campaign for HIV.
We revealed in March that the garments released by his Foundation feature Mandela’s prison number ‘46664’ and are manufactured by South African company Seardel.
The clothes, available in the Stuttafords chain of stores in
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The label, which will donate seven and nine percent of generated revenue to Mandela’s foundation, aims to open specialised stores next year and sell products in the U
Polos are on sale for R600 (around $86), but foundation board member Achmat Dangorm defended the expensive price tag.
"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," he said.