The Brisbane-based clothing company The Living Dead has recently been granted the clothing rights for the cult-status Marvel Comics.

What started off as making clothes in his garage, Wade Lange founded and created the clothing company two years ago. The new business has since evolved from a small local business into a well-known company, producing a diverse range of clothing. Beyond manufacturing clothing, Lange also hopes to influence a society where women empower each other, “more than a typical company”. It was Lange’s vision that was the initiative to achieve clothing rights for the popular Marvel characters. He believed they perfectly reflected the purpose of the business.

After obtaining a contract with Marvel Comics, The Living Dead Company produced a colourful new range of clothing generally marketed at young women and also a popular clothing brand for men, catering for all interests. The new range of clothing, released on 16 October 2014, has proved a success and has inspired the company to further the new range.

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On Friday 20 March, The Living Dead initiated the idea of acquiring actors to dress up for the kids at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. Thor, Ironman and Captain America, characters from the upcoming avenger’s film, visited the hospital. It was a wonderful success and the humble act of kindness was greatly appreciated and enjoyed by all of the children. The Living Dead will also be using their ‘superhero powers’ to generously donate 20% of all profits made from the new Avengers collection to the Children’s Hospital Foundation, truly saving the day.

Words by Emma Bastian