Following footsteps of inventors of fight fire gears and sweating gym suits, a Muslim entrepreneur has fulfilled a dream of many Muslim women by developing self-cooling, water proof and wrinkle free hijab.
“No matter how hot it is outside, they wear it — and they wear it with pride,” 22-year-old entrepreneur Ahmad Ghanem said on his Kickstarter video, Buzz Feed reported.
“It’s up to us to make their lives a little more comfortable.”
Islam sees hijab as an obligatory code of dress, not a religious symbol displaying one’s affiliations.
Donned by Muslim women all year long, hot summer days were tortuous for some. That’s why Ghanem decided to step-in and invent this veil, the first-ever line of climate-adaptive hijabs.
The new Veil, or hijab, was inspired by performance-wear companies like Nike and Under Armour.
The Veil “Cool Dry” hijab is made of a special fabric that keeps wearers 7 to 10 degrees cooler than the standard hijab.
Trying hundreds of different options over the course of two years, Ghanem found a nylon material which blocks 80% of heat, offers UV protection, and is completely waterproof.
The new material has already seen its fair share of changes over the years.
“I want to continue to innovate, revolutionize, and change the way people see the hijab,” Ghanem said.
“These women are the strongest and [steadfast], and they deserve everything. The hate and verbal abuse many of them receive is wrong and unfair.
“I hope my brand can inspire them to go out and become what they want to be.”