by Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
(AllHipHop News) Of the 36 jackets made, 24 come in black and 12 come in white. RZA and Shaikh are donating 100% of the profits of the all white jacket to The Children’s Literacy Society.
“When starting this line it was very important for us to build a charitable aspect into our company starting with the first season. With it being the holiday season we hope to encourage others to get involved by giving to a great cause, while at the same time purchasing a great jacket to wear,” states RZA.
The Children’s Literacy Society was founded by RZA’s sister Sophia Diggs. The organization provides funds and resources for reading, writing, music, and nutrition after-school programs in public schools.
“When my sister left my company to work for New York Human Resources, she came across so many adults with low level literacy skills. These people occupy our homeless shelters, prisons and are in the lowest income bracket,” RZA Children’s Literacy Society aims to bring awareness to this problem as well as offer some solutions by engaging children at a young age to discover the beauty and importance of reading and writing,” RZA explains.
Diggs adds, “I started the Children’s Literacy Society in 2009. While working in human resources I felt a strong need to do more as my heart went out to the people that were walking through my doors. Our mission is to help those at risk by instilling in them confidence and motivation to become productive and successful individuals.”
Covering the story of the Golden Dragon, Chinese calligrapher Mak Ming Chan wrote a poem for the collection. The poem, written in Chinese calligraphy, is featured on the back of the jacket.
Items from 36 Chambers include limited edition varsity jackets, suit jackets, shirts, bags, and accessories. A women’s varsity jacket will also be made available.
“We put a lot of attention into the execution of every piece of the line to ensure that each limited piece told a story,” says Mustafa Shaikh. “Everything from the embroidery work to the liner to even the hang tag, were meticulously crafted in order to tell a cohesive narrative.”