The hijab is a veil worn by some Muslim women as a way of being modest. As a necessary, daily garment for many Muslim women, strenuous activities and weather have an impact on them. Veil’s Cool Dry hijab is a headscarf that offers comfort and durability during hot and rainy conditions. Veil is a company from Cleveland, Ohio, which started a Kickstarter campaign this past May.
The company’s idea sprouted after the founders noticed that other apparel companies had began using climate technology fabrics for people who are on the go. Like anyone else, Muslim women have daily activities to which they have to tend, and, therefore, a hijab with the same climate technologies is a must. Veil’s goal was to raise $5,000 on the Kickstarter, and it currently has nearly $40,000 raised to continue the project.
Veil’s purpose is to update the hijab with technology, such as water-repellent and cooling fabric benefits. The headscarf is made of 100% nylon and is customized to prevent the rain from being absorbed to keep women dry. In addition, the Cool Dry fabric can stay up to 10 degrees cooler, and it reflects up to 80 percent of sun rays, unlike other dark-colored fabrics. Additionally, the Cool Dry material is strong enough to withstand multiple washings without shrinking, tearing, or wrinkling.
Veil has teamed up with a laser-cutting company that seals (instead of sews) the edges to provide extra comfort and minimize chafing. This improved hijab also keeps oil from being absorbed into the fabric; it reduces the stain and soil absorption, and stains can be removed after washing.
The Cool Dry hijab is currently sold in three colors: black, silver lake blue, and bright white. Not only can the hijab be worn as a veil, but it can also be worn as a fashionable scarf. What’s more, everything from the fabric, the packaging, the sewing, and the labels are made in the United States.
Veil is the hijab of the future that will allow women to continue their daily activities, such as surfing, swimming, and exercising, while being covered. Veil “promises to bring innovation and continue to revolutionize the way women wear the hijab.”