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Nike launches 'sporting hijab' meant to make sport more comfortable for Muslim women

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Sep 17, 2018, 3:25 pm IST
Updated : Sep 17, 2018, 3:25 pm IST

Although sporting hijabs have been around for several years, Nike is the first major brand to enter this market.

The response on social media was largely positive (Photo: Twitter)
 The response on social media was largely positive (Photo: Twitter)

Different views and laws from different parts of the world have made hijab the subject of a worldwide debate in the past few years. But Muslim women from across the globe have shattered stereotypes by achieving excellence in their respective fields including sports while wearing a hijab.

Following prominent fashion events and publications that gave a platform to hijabis, Nike has become the first major brand to launch hijabs for women. With light fabric and tiny holes for breathability, the new product is meant to make sport comfortable for Muslim women.

 

Although sporting hijabs have been around for several years with smaller brands introducing them first, Nike is the first major brand to enter this market.

While some hijab wearers didn’t seem too comfortable about the idea of branded hijabs,

 

 

The response on social media was largely positive.

 

 

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