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Nike to Launch ‘Pro Hijab’ for Muslim Athletes


Nike is finally joining the bandwagon of inclusive brands as it unveils its ‘Pro Hijab’ line.

With the spring of hijabi athletes in the Middle East and in the whole world alike, it is not a question that they face difficulties doing what they love while upholding their modesty.

Nike Pro Hijab

The Pro Hijab is made from a breathable and stretchy fabric, a lightweight Polyester with tiny holes. Nike worked with several Muslim athletes, including weightlifter Amna Al Haddad, to come up with the prototype.

According to the brand as posted in Independent, “The Nike Pro Hijab has been a year in the making, but its impetus can be traced much further back to Nike’s founding mission, to serve athletes, with the signature addendum: If you have a body, you’re an athlete.”

Nike Pro Hijab

Aside from Al Haddad, Egyptian running coach Manal Rostom and Emirati figure skater Zahra Lari have also tested the hijab.

There are also other companies that make hijabs for sporty Muslimahs, like Netherlands’ Capsters and Botswana’s Friniggi, and Malaysia’s Nashata. However, this is a first time that a global activewear brand introduces a line designed for hijabis.

Nike Pro Hijab

Nike Pro Hijab will be available early next year in three different colors: black, vast grey and obsidian.

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Kai Darul is a 20-something accountant, blogger and occasional speaker from Tawi-Tawi, Philippines. On her free time, she blogs about her life, interior design, finance, personal development and Islam. She loves exploring and learning new things. You can find her at <a href='http://kaidarul.com'>kaidarul.com</a>.