Materials in the apparel industry are getting more and more advanced thanks to technology. Sports and active wear companies have produced weather-resistant clothing to help athletes who train in extreme conditions. Firemen are kitted out with heat- and fire-resistant clothing and even astronauts have suits that protect them from the extreme conditions of outer space.
Now US-based textile startup Veil wants to use advanced fabrics to improve the everyday experience of women who wear hijabs. The scarves these ladies wear stay on throughout the day no matter the temperature of the weather. Veil has developed a scarf that it hopes will keep the wearer more comfortable.
After experimenting with materials in the United States’ largest textile mills, Veil has produced a hijab that won’t wrinkle when it is stored, keeps the wearer seven to 10 degrees cooler in the sun, is water-repellent so rain rolls off and is laser-cut so there are no hems to irritate the skin.
Called Cool Dry, the hijab was launched through Kickstarter, where it has made over six times its target amount. All Veil’s hijabs are made in the US and will be delivered to backers between June and August 2015.