It has been revealed that Nike is upping it’s game one giant step and changing the global sports field, while setting an example in inclusion for women, with the introduction of their new Nike Pro Hijab Collection.
Nike revealed in a statement, “The Nike Pro Hijab may have been more than a year in the making, but its impetus can be traced much further back, to an ongoing cultural shift that has seen more women than ever embracing sport.”
The Nike Pro Hijab will be launched in Winter 2018, and is designed specifically to help Muslim women compete comfortably in sports. Among those who have tested the collection, is Egypt’s own running coach Manal Rostom, who told Al Arabiya English, “It not just about making a product available for Muslim and Arab women but it is also giving a chance to those women who are putting off the idea of wearing the veil completely in order to compete.”
Not only is the collection done to make Hijab women more comfortable while playing sports, Nike was also aware of the heat in the Middle East and designed the collection using materials that were light weight and breathable.
Nike+ Run Club Coach Manal Rostom
Some of you might remember Manal Rostom from headlines last year, when she broke records by being the first Egyptian Hijabi woman to climb Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa, and Mt Elbrus in Europe.