Akomplice x Original Kids capsule collection

by Andy on April 30, 2014

We’re used to Akomplice releasing really cool clothing, but it’s great to see themselves trying something different and getting involved with an orphanage in Brazil with the kids being involved with the design process. Here’s their press release about the project:

Akomplice’s roots in Brazil run deep. The brand’s latest philanthropic effort stems from their satellite office in South Brazil and is a testament to their investment in youth culture. For their impending capsule collection, Akomplice has partnered with Original Kids on a two piece collaborative t-shirt series. The capsule collection is Akomplice’s latest installment in a long lineage of philanthropy.

Rather than following the typical charity structure however, Akomplice brought the beneficiaries, in this case foster children in South Brazil into the creative framework. The children were presented with a pair of images and encouraged to add their own artistic interpretation through the medium of paint. The freshly reinterpreted images were then scanned, printed and emblazoned on a pair of truly unique t-shirts and crew necks. In addition to fostering creativity, Akomplice will donate 50% of the profits garnered from the capsule collection to same foster care children they tapped to collaborate. While Akomplice maintains a stronghold in hip-hop culture through their work with Raekwon & J Dilla and Joey Bada$$ it’s their unwavering commitment to philanthropy that sets them apart within the industry. This not the first time Akomplice has chosen to give back, it will not be the last. Look for the capsule collection to be available worldwide at Akomplice retailers and will hit the Akomplice webstore Saturday, April 26th at 2:26PM EST.

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