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A.F.C.A (clothing)

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Type  Independent
Website  Official website
Owner  AFCA Supportersclub
Industry  Fashion
Headquarters  Amsterdam
Founded  1976
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Key people  Sven 'High" Westendorp, founder and CEO
Products  Clothing, footwear, accessories

A.F.C.A (also styled as " *A.F.C.A (Can't Be Stopped) ") is a brand of urban lifestyle clothing founded by the late Sven Westendorp, a Dutch fashion designer, graffiti artist and famed supporter of association football club AFC Ajax. His brand has been popular since the mid 2000s and moved into the mainstream urban culture in the late 2000s. It is most often associated with association football. The style is based on graffiti art, hip-hop, association football culture, hooliganism and Ajax Amsterdam.

History

The creation of A.F.C.A came into being from selling t-shirts and doing graffiti. Sven "High" Westendorp began doing graffiti with C.B.S. in the tunnels and on the trains in Amsterdam in the early 1980s and founded his clothing brand A.F.C.A years later. A prominent F-sider, he eventually expanded from Clothing to footwear, and accessories. He funded his clothing line with the success of his company Ticketbureau Ticket Unlimited, an important company for concert tickets and football matches in the Netherlands. On 24 December 2009 the A.F.C.A outlet store in Hoogoorddreef (Zuidoost) was set on fire. After his passing on 12 August 2011, the AFCA Supportersclub continue to manufacture his line with the proceeds going to his widow and daughter.

References

A.F.C.A (clothing) Wikipedia


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