Nelson Mandela 46664 charity to launch fashion label





Nelson Mandela's Aids charity 46664 is to launch an international fashion label, the former South African president's foundation has announced.

It will be called 46664 Apparel after the number Mr Mandela wore in jail.

Profits will go to the charity and the label is also intended to boost South Africa's clothing industry, the Nelson Mandela Foundation said.

The anti-apartheid icon spent 27 years in prison before becoming South Africa's first black president in 1994.

The BBC's Nomsa Maseko in Johannesburg says a selection of garments were shown off at the event to announce the label.

The clothes included everyday wear items as well as couture outfits, she says....

comments powered by Disqus
History News Network