Marc Jacobs Proudly Supports AID FOR AIDS International With The Launch Of A New T-shirt Collection

  • June 16, 2011
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AID FOR AIDS International (AFAI) partner Marc Jacobs International LLC has designed six special t-shirts, which have gone on sale at more than 200 Marc Jacobs retail stores on June 9. All net proceeds ($19.05) from the t-shirt sale will go to support AFAI’s activities.
Retail-priced at $35, each t-shirt of this collection features a design inspired by illustrations made by children living with HIV from AFAI’s Children Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean on the front, and a custom Marc Jacobs-designed AID FOR AIDS International logo in back.
“We are extremely grateful to Marc Jacobs and Robert Duffy for this unique and inspired contribution to our cause,” noted AFAI founder and executive director Jesus Aguais. “It’s a wonderful, new way to deliver our message of hope and empowerment to the larger community.” 
Marc Jacobs International LLC has a long-standing commitment to the fight against the global HIV epidemic. On this occasion, they have recognized on AID FOR AIDS International, a great partner to further the work in the field through their programs.
Marc Jacobs International LLC was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in New York, New York. The company operates as a subsidiary of LVMH, Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton. Marc Jacobs International LLC manufactures and markets apparels, bags, and fashion accessories for men, women, and children. The company’s products include shoes, handbags, watches, eyewear, perfumes, skirts, trousers, shirts, tops, scarves, hats, and formal and casual dresses. It markets its products under Marc by Marc Jacobs, Stinky Rat, and Little Marc brand names.
Founded in 1996, AID FOR AIDS International (AFAI) works to improve the quality of life of people living with HIV or AIDS in developing countries, as well as immigrants in the US. We are also committed to fighting against stigma and discrimination and to stopping the spread of HIV.
AFAI provides access to treatment, education, HIV prevention strategies, and tools for advocacy. The organization also runs the largest redistribution program of HIV medication in the world through which they recover unused, unexpired life-saving medication that otherwise would be wasted and re-distribute it to those without access to medicine in the developing world.