When people exercise with headscarves, they can become soaked with sweat, just like the rest of our workout clothes. Besides perspiration, scarves need to withstand the elements, such as rain or heat. Veil Garments is the first line of performance-geared hijabs attempting to fill that void. The hijab replaces traditional fabrics like silks, chiffons and cottons and opts for nylon, which readily wicks away sweat and is almost fully waterproof.
“There are a billion Muslims around the world and the population is only getting bigger… I don’t know why no other sports brand has done this before." [via]
Shout-out to girls with hijab that doesn’t look like they belong on the street style blogs, shout-out to girls with hijab that are not fashionistas, shout-out to girls with hijab that doesn’t have strong eyeliner game, shout-out to girls with hijab that doesn’t wear any makeup, shout-out to plus sized girls with hijab that feels like no hijab suits your face shape, shout-out to girls with hijab that gets catcalled on the street despite the coverings, shout-out to girls with hijab that have to remove so many pins when they’re shopping for clothes, shout-out to girls with hijab that are having a bad hijab day where everything is wrong and you feel like you just look plain messy, y'all look beautiful today. Thanks.
24-year-old Haneefah Adam of Nigeria, wasn’t seeing any Barbies dressed in the same way she did — wearing modest clothing that covers the body. So she started an Instagram account, called Hijarbie where she showcases Barbie in a variety of hand-sewn modest outfits and hijabs.
“I want to inspire the Muslim girl. It’s about having a doll that looks like her, that represents her own cultural and religious background”
“It’s important to create a sense of value in the Muslim child, especially the girl child,” Adam told Mic. “They become more confident, more driven, they believe more in themselves, which leads to an appreciation of herself and her modest lifestyle and upbringing. Instead of dressing up her dolls in clothes she wouldn’t wear, hijabifying it will create a sense of belonging and hopefully make a positive impact."
MY FAVOURITE SHOT FROM THE RECENT SERIES OF PHOTOS I TOOK FOR MELBOURNE CENTRAL’S STREET LEVEL. THE SYNTHESIS QADRA ACHIEVES OF SELF-EXPRESSION AND FAITH (WHICH SOME WOULD PROBABLY EXPECT TO BE MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE WHEN IT COMES TO ISLAM) IS PRETTY DAMN IMPRESSIVE.