When Hilal Ibrahim discovered that Muslim healthcare workers threw their hijabs between shifts for infection control purposes, she set out to design a hygienic headscarf that could be easily washed and safely reused.
The Minnesota fashion designer and owner of Henna & Hijabs, a boutique specializing in handcrafted hijabs and organic henna, has donated more than 700 hijabs to COVID-19 doctors and nurses statewide. They come in a variety of neutral colors – including black, blue, blush pink, and tan – and have been designed at a length that adheres to religious needs.
“More importantly, they have no impact on mobility at work and stay firmly in place,” Ibrahim tells ELLE.com.
Hospital grade hijabs are flexible enough for patients and employees to wear. Each upholstery is hand cut and hand sewn with ethically made fabric. They are…