The Black Sash was a non-violent liberal white women’s resistance organisation that was founded on 19 May 1955 in South Africa by Jean Sinclair, Ruth Foley, Elizabeth McLaren, Tertia Pybus, Jean Bosazza, and Helen Newton-Thompson.
The Black Sash initially campaigned against the removal of Coloured or mixed race voters from the voters’ roll in the Cape Province by the National Party government.
This history informs a new collection of ready-to-wear clothing for women. The collection called Prosopography Spring/Summer 2020 is designed by Thebe Magugu, a South African clothing brand based in Johannesburg.
The collection comprises of jackets, dresses and shirts with 3D graphic designs wrought in bold colors.
According to Thebe Magugu, all garments from collection will feature an NCF chip under the label called Verisium that, if tapped with your smartphone, will reveal information about the collection.