"Sports Hijab" not just for Muslim women

The next sporty must-have is not just for Muslim women

The ResportOn, a tight-fitting hoodie covering the hair, is the new sports hijab – but it's attracting orders from non-Muslim women and men

Move over, Nigella's burkini – you are so last season. The latest addition to the modest Muslim wardrobe is the ResportOn, a sleek sports hijab designed for female Muslim athletes who like to keep their hair covered while working up a sweat.

The ResportOn, whose tagline is "Be Yourself. Unveil your performance", is the brainchild of Iranian-born French-Canadian designer Elham Seyed Javad.

She came up with the idea after five Muslim girls were banned from competing in tae kwon do tournaments in Montreal because of their hijabs (the headscarves were considered a health and safety risk). Javad, who doesn't wear a headscarf herself, heard about the ban and figured there must be a way to make it easier for hijab-wearing women to participate in sports.

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