MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minneapolis girl is making large strides to diversify the world of style.
Hilal Ibrahim, the founding father of Henna and Hijabs, has partnered with Nordstrom to launch the division retailer’s first line of designer hijabs.
The product made its debut in 16 Nordstrom shops Tuesday, together with at Mall of America in Bloomington.
“‘The time is now.’ That’s our firm motto,” Ibrahim stated. “It’s a surreal second, prefer it’s like that is actually occurring.”
Ibrahim designs hijabs to be trendy and classy, which isn’t at all times the case for the top scarves generally worn by Muslim girls. The Nordstrom launch additionally makes them extra accessible, a spotlight of Ibrahim’s since highschool. Sahra Mohamed is a buddy of Ibrahim’s.
“If I’m going to purchase a hijab, I’d must go to the precise Somali mall in Minneapolis, however I stay all the way in which in Fridley,” Mohamed stated.
The launch can also be vital for illustration as a result of a few of Nordstrom’s mannequins will now put on hijabs.
“It tells hundreds of thousands of girls that look similar to me and tons of of younger ladies that they too seem like individuals on this retailer and so they belong right here,” Ibrahim stated.
Fardowza Hilowle, one other buddy of Ibrahim’s who attended the launch occasion, stated Ibrahim deserves all her success.
“Individuals like Hilal pave the way in which, so extra youngsters are going to have the ability to do that now,” Hilowle stated.
The hijabs begin at $39. Ibrahim says she’s blissful to be launching now as a result of the Muslim vacation Eid is subsequent week.
Nordstrom launched this assertion concerning the collaboration:
We’ve lengthy believed that we’re all made higher by the range that exists inside our communities. Our values are centered on the notion of making a spot the place each buyer and worker is welcome, revered, appreciated and in a position to be themselves.
We’ve finished plenty of listening, and we selected to prioritize the items of suggestions we heard most ceaselessly from our workers, prospects, companions and communities. This partnership with Henna & Hijabs permits us to introduce a group of hijabs, designed for particularly with Muslim girls in thoughts, however wearable for people throughout many backgrounds in numerous stylings. We hope the headscarves will assist us ship a extra inclusive assortment of merchandise for our prospects.