Taken from black-scale.com
The Four Well-Respected Street Brands Come Together As One to Support the Award-Winning, NYC Non-Profit Youth Organization and its Use of the Creative Arts to Transform Young, At-Risk Lives
The Art Start Collaboration will be Available at Select Retailers on Black Friday, November 29th
(November 25, 2013) Streetwear Culture Entrepreneurs jeffstaple (Staple Design), Scott Sasso (10.Deep), Keith Hufnagel (HUF) and Michael Yabut aka Mega (Black Scale) announce today they’ve come together for a special apparel design collaboration. The four brands have created a limited edition two-piece collection to benefit Art Start, an award-winning, nationally-recognized New York City non-profit organization.
“This collaboration was brought to life through a simple conversation that started with three other designers that I greatly respect,” says jeffstaple, founder / creative director of Staple Design. “We not only represent both coastlines of America, but also represent the many facets of street culture. We are constantly inspired by these streets and wanted to find a way to give back by supporting Art Start, an organization that we greatly admire for their tireless efforts.”
Available at select retailers on Black Friday, November 29th, the collaborative Art Start collection between Staple, 10.Deep, HUF and Black Scale includes a varsity jacket and a snapback cap. The Art Start Varsity Jacket is produced with a melton wool outer, PU leather sleeves, quilted lining and chenille patches with each brand logo on opposite sleeves, retailing for $224. The Art Start Snapback Cap is produced by sports heritage apparel brand Mitchell & Ness with a melton wool crown, PU textured leather brim, front chain stitch embroidery and chenille patches to represent each brand, retailing for $42.
100% of all sales of each item will be used to benefit Art Start.
ABOUT ART START
Over the past twenty years, Art Start has become an award-winning, nationally recognized model for using the creative arts to transform young, at-risk lives. Art Start kids live in city shelters, on the streets, are involved in court cases, or surviving with parents in crisis. Through Art Start’s daily creative arts workshops taking place inside some of the city’s loneliest places, at-risk youth collaborate with local teaching artists and educators who donate their time and guidance to nurture the youth’s creativity and talents. For more information, visit http://art-start.org.