The daughters of human rights activist Malcolm X are bringing to life an official Malcolm X Legacy clothing line. Qubilah Shabazz, Ilyasah Shabazz, Attallah Shabazz, Malikah Shabazz, Malaak Shabazz and Gamilah Lumumba Shabazz recently partnered with technology company Hingeto to create and develop the clothing line and online store which has already gained the support of Colin Kaepernick.
— ShabazzVillage (@ShabazzVillage) November 15, 2017
The collection will honor Malcolm X's 12 principles: unity, human rights, self-sacrifice, spirituality, self-determination, education, economic independence, self defense, anti-racism, cultural pride, restoration and justice. The clothing line includes hats, pillows, sweatshirts and pants, flip flops, hoodies and T-shirts. According to the website, artwork will soon be added to their inventory.
Leandrew Robinson, co-founder and CEO of Hingeto, told Black Enterprise that being a part of honoring Malcolm X and his legacy is one of the most important uses of his company's system thus far.
“Honoring Malcolm X’s legacy via a clothing store is a dream and the most meaningful application of Hingeto’s system to date. We first met one of Malcolm’s daughters alongside Colin Kaepernick in a full-day meeting in New York," he said. “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."
Kaepernick has shown his support by retweeting information about the clothing line. The former NFL quarterback backing the official apparel of Malcolm X comes as no surprise considering he has become the leader in today's controversial national anthem protests and a key player in the modern civil rights movement.
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