Which is why House of Fraser’s announcement that they’re stocking a range of sports hijabs couldn’t be more welcome – or overdue. Created by brand Shorso, costing between £12.99 – £14.99, and with an array of patterns, including rainbow stripes and Hawaiian florals, the hijabs are made out of Spandex and Nylon, and are appropriate for all sports – including swimming. Unbelievably, it’s the first time that modest sportswear has been stocked by a high street store.
This isn’t the only measure being taken to help involve hijab-wearing Muslim women in sport. The Hamilton-Wentworth District Board Foundation in Canada has recently embarked upon a campaign to raise £6500 in funds to provide 240 sports hijabs for their female Muslim students, and many UK schools are following suit – purchasing weather-friendly headscarves for their pupils, in the hope that it’s one less obstacle to stand in the way of their fitness levels.
Now, with the relaunch of Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign, it looks like there’s no excuse for us not to break a sweat – while wearing a hijab or not.
Republished from Islamic Fashion & Design Council.