The daughters of human rights activist Malcolm X are working hard to make the 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.
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.”