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This High-Tech Hijab Will Literally Make Muslim Women Cooler

Veil founder Ahmad Ghanem took inspiration from Nike to design a hijab that will take on the elements.

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Behold Cool Dry, a crowdsourced hijab developed by Veil with the latest in fabric technology.


The company has smashed their Kickstarter goal of $5,000 and is sitting on over $17,000 of crowdsourced funds with ten days to spare as of the writing of this article.

Ahmad Ghanem, the 22-year old behind Veil, told BuzzFeed his product is the world's first climate-adaptive hijab and keeps wearers 7-10 degrees Fahrenheight cooler than a standard hijab, which can be uncomfortable on hot days.


Ghanem also noted he got pointers from his friends who wear hijab on the fabrics and styling that would make the Cool Dry a versatile, comfortable project.

The Cool Dry was designed for "lifestyle and comfort," but can be used for athletic wear with its sweat-wicking and climate adaptive properties.


It can also be used as a scarf and currently comes in black, Silver Lake blue, and bright white.


Veil's social media accounts celebrate Muslim women as heroes who deserve to be comfortable in their professional lives.

Ghanem said, "I want to continue to innovate, revolutionize, and change the way people see the hijab. These women are the strongest and streadfast, and they deserve everything. The hate and verbal abuse many of them receive is wrong and unfair, and I hope my brand can inspire them to go out and become what they want to be."

They have a sense of humor too.

Ghanem says he has received many more preorders than expected and his first priority is to get the Cool Dry into the hands of the backers who have funded the project.

Eventually, he hopes to distribute directly from their own site and at various retailers.

Check out their Kickstarter video below. Pre-ordering is available until June 20th. Follow Veil on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates on Cool Dry.

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