Danish sportswear company Hummel recently designed a line of women's soccer jerseys with built-in hijabs. For Muslim athletes around the world, the new uniforms represent a major step forward when it comes to accommodating modest attire on the field.
The new women's soccer jerseys by Hummel were designed specifically for Afghanistan's national soccer team. The jerseys are designed to conform to FIFA regulations regarding head coverings worn during matches. As a result, the jerseys features built-in hijabs that are designed to stay in place during a match. As Hummel owner Christian Stadil explains, "We try to meet the Afghan people where they are, and right now that is by helping the women play football with or without a hijab."
The new uniforms ultimately give Muslim athletes more freedom when it comes to dressing for a game.