Berghaus has launched its first hijab for adventurers to help more people enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of the outdoors.
The brand, in collaboration with its brand ambassador Zahrah Mahmood, also known as the Hillwalking Hijabi, has launched the product to help remove barriers, so more people can adventure with confidence.
It took three years to collaboratively create the activewear hijab, which is made using Polartec Delta fabric so it’s lightweight, breathable and quick-drying. It’s built on a shaped cap, which is held in place with a hidden headband and knotted for security. Traditional pins that can fall out have been replaced with studs that fasten and fewer layers of fabric in key areas aid temperature regulation.
Berghaus ambassador Zahrah is a passionate hillwalker and activist for inclusion in the outdoors. She says: “If you don’t feel properly equipped to be outdoors and hike, it doesn’t feel as though you belong. Seeing the Berghaus hijab come to life over the last three years feels amazing. I hope it makes women feel included and valued; I hope they can feel confident, secure and ready for anything”.
For lead designer, Kate Ablett, the project demonstrates Berghaus’ commitment to giving more people the option to get out into nature. “At Berghaus, we’re passionate about breaking down barriers to the outdoors. We want to use our specialist skills and knowledge to do what we can to make everyone feel confident to take that step, and the hijab is a great example of how we’re doing that.
The Berghaus hijab is available here.
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