The Daughter’s of the late Malcolm X has partnered with technology company Hingeto to create a clothing line in honor of their father’s legacy. According to the website, NewsOne reports
Ilyasah Shabazz, Qubilah Shabazz, Attallah Shabazz, Gamilah Lumumba Shabazz and Malaak Shabazz have all teamed up with the tech company Hingeto to create a clothing line that pays homage to their father’s legacy. The line, dubbed Malcolm X Legacy, features items that are inspired by the activist’s twelve principles which stressed the importance of human rights, education, economic independence, cultural pride, and justice. The collection features hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and will soon include artwork.
Leandrew Robinson, the CEO of Hingeto, told Black Enterprise that a clothing line like this is more fitting now than ever with all of the turmoil that has been happening within our country. “It was clear Malcolm’s principles are as relevant today as ever. We all thought it was imperative to represent his message and today’s human rights movement as a brand that people can outfit themselves in daily,” said Robinson. He also added that Colin Kaepernick has cosigned the new brand and has taken to Twitter to share info about the line.
Malcolm X Legacy’s site delves into his contributions to the Civil Rights movement. “Malcolm X will be remembered for his contribution to society of underscoring the value of a truly free populace by demonstrating the great lengths to which human beings will go to secure their freedom,” read the site.
Fashion has been an avenue to spread powerful messages about societal issues. Last year Isaiah Lopaz, an African American living in Berlin, used the negative experiences that he encountered as a Black man in Germany as the inspiration behind a collection of t-shirts.
In this new era of global social activism, X Legacy introduces an online store to contribute to the collective struggle for Human Rights https://t.co/GbfxwVCXPs features items that honor Malcolm’s achievements & revive principles of his legacy. The Legacy Lives! Be Part of it! pic.twitter.com/WeHeLQmTq7
— Malcolm X (@MalcolmXLegacy) November 14, 2017
Malcolm X’s 12 Principles⠀ The collection will honor Malcolm X’s 12 principles.⠀ ⠀ UNITY⠀ The world is dependent upon the ability to unite ideas, skills, organizations, and institutions for a better future.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ HUMAN RIGHTS⠀ Human rights are your God-given rights…rights that are recognized by all nations of this earth⠀ ⠀ SELF-SACRIFICE⠀ The spirit of self-sacrifice is the dignity and glory of humanity, living forever⠀ ⠀ ⠀ SPIRITUALITY⠀ Taking the Spiritual Journey which leads to one’s highest potential and enlightenment⠀ ⠀ SELF-DETERMINATION⠀ Striving for right to direct and control your lives, your history, and your future⠀ ⠀ EDUCATION⠀ Using education as a tool with critical thinking that liberates minds and creates civil society⠀ ⠀ ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE⠀ Freeing oneself of economic slavery and building strong economics for self and community⠀ ⠀ SELF DEFENSE⠀ Affirming your right and obligation to defend yourself in order to survive⠀ ⠀ ANTI RACISM⠀ Resisting all forms of Racism and Discrimination that dehumanizes human life⠀ ⠀ CULTURAL PRIDE⠀ Having a keen awareness and honor with your Culture and Ethnicity⠀ ⠀ RESTORATION⠀ Restoring broken bonds with your people, heritage, and past⠀ ⠀ JUSTICE⠀ To establish justice throughout the world⠀ ⠀ The new line can be found at www.malcolmxlegacy.com