Nike's "Pro Hijab" for Muslim Athletes
on 09 March 2017
Sportswear giant Nike announced this week that, come spring 2018, the "Pro Hijab" will be available. Made for Muslim women, the hijab has been specifically designed for sports—it's light, stretchy (so it will stay put) and is covered in tiny holes—making it more breathable. For such a recognizable, global brand like Nike, the hijab is much more than a way to make money. By shining a spotlight on Muslim athletes; making them visible, and creating products specifically for them—all this will hopefully help make Muslim women feel seen, validated and welcome. Read more at the New York Times.