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Nike Is Launching A Hijab Collection That Muslim Athletes Helped To Develop

"It's like all my dreams have come true."

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In a statement to BuzzFeed News, the company said that the Nike Pro Hijab is the result of about a year of work. Both professional and everyday hijab-wearing athletes helped to create the final product.

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Emirati figure skater and elite Nike athlete Zahra Lari.

"The final, pull-on design is constructed from durable single-layer Nike Pro power mesh," the company said. Nike called the mesh its "most breathable fabric." The hijab will come in dark, neutral colors.

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On Twitter, many people reacted to the new product. "Nike finally joins the sports hijab world," said this woman.

.@Nike finally join the sports hijab world. Possibly game changer for elite athletes with top technology on offer https://t.co/MYC8boc6Gi

Others were more skeptical of the sports hijab. This woman expressed concerns over the logo and the look.

Nike set to launch ‘Pro Hijab’ https://t.co/KHGOqBV0xg Part of me says YAY, the other part says, a logo on my head?… https://t.co/Zy3lA0dcfr

And someone else said that it wasn't anything special.

Slightly torn- Sport hijabs have been around 4 awhile & I can't see anything special (expect the nike tick) about the design #NikeProHijab

This person, however, was excited.

"It's like all my dreams have come true," another woman said.

I audibly gasped when I read that @Nike was coming out with a sport hijab. It's like all my dreams have come true.

Remy Smidt is a reporter with BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Remy Smidt at remy.smidt@buzzfeed.com.

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