Sports Hijab by ResportOn

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Sports Hijab by ResportOn

In more fashion news, designer Elham Seyed Javad of Canadian company ResportOn designed a hood for Muslim women who want to keep their hair covered while playing sport.

Sports Hijab by ResportOn

The Sports Hijab is a tight-fitting hood attached to a T-shirt with a high collar and is made of stretchy, fast-drying fabric.

Sports Hijab by ResportOn

Hair is kept away from the neck in an internal pouch, while an opening at the back allows wearers to readjust their hair.

Sports Hijab by ResportOn

Photographs are by Iqö Design Inc.

Sports Hijab by ResportOn

Here are some more details from ResportOn:


Each element is designed to live up to your PERFORMANCE.

The hood’s unique design keeps all the hair away from the face. The hi-tech material, featuring micro-pores, dries extremely quickly, up to 14 times faster than cotton. Treated before fabrication, the fibers preserve their properties after multiple washings.

It's designed for your COMFORT.

Resporton fits your body’s shape. The Coverstitch technology makes seam imperceptible. The stretchable fabric allows for free movement of the head. The specially designed pocketed cap holds hair away from the neck.

Concern about detail and sleek design are combined for comfortable performance with STYLE.

Specifications :

  • Coolmax R fiber
  • Regulates body temperature
  • Imperceptible stitches
  • Stretch material
  • Hair pocket
  • Designed in Montreal
  • Manufactured in Montreal
  • kraello

    Demeaning for any human being…

    • fivedollarshake

      i wish more people would open their eyes and see what's going on

    • salam

      It’s demeaning to oblige us to wear revealing clothes such as in women’s volleyball games, just to attract larger audiences!

  • jason
  • Nonnah Mohammed

    it's a great idea Muslim women will love it i'll get for me

  • http://www.thedisgruntledarchitect.wordpress.com thedisgruntledarchitect

    This is very clever, it seems like something Under Armour would eventually buy and add to their repertoire. Very well thought out and I think a lot of women would appreciate this product.

  • CBT

    https://www.capsters.com/
    this has been around for at least 10 years.
    but i must say I like the white one better than the semi-sporty looking

  • Kaptain Krunch

    but is it legal in france?

  • Redfern

    It's can prevent a team getting to the olypmics:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2011/jun/06/ir

    I don't see why women need to wear certain things that men do not, however this headscarf does not cover the face, so in my opinion although not ideal it is ok. Better than what Sepp Blatter would have female footballers wear:

    "Sepp Blatter, the president of the world governing body Fifa, said women should have skimpier kit to increase the popularity of the game. "Let the women play in more feminine clothes like they do in volleyball," he said.

    "They could, for example, have tighter shorts. Female players are pretty, if you excuse me for saying so, and they already have some different rules to men – such as playing with a lighter ball. That decision was taken to create a more female aesthetic, so why not do it in fashion?" "

    (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2004/jan/16/football.gender)

  • Maleen

    Yes it is true it has been around, still it is an interesting concept and Coolmax R fiber is a wonderful material; can be explored further

  • rodaina

    Said by Elham, the ResportOn designer on Dezeen FB : It's too sad some people feel the need to force others to act like them! A lot of Muslim women wear the veil by personal choice and believe! Let's pray for the day all humans on earth will be allowed to choose their faith and be allowed to live it freely. Let's all coexist and allow Design to be a tool! PEACE!

  • Redfern

    I am sure there are plenty of people of faith in the world (Muslim men included) who are no less valid believers than those who are required to cover themselves.

    It's sad some people feel the need to expect women to cover up more than men or equally to wear far less.

  • Fitorio

    In my opinion, I think this design response what Muslim women needs, so please reviewed it through design point of view, if we want to discuss about the believe, i am sure that i will never end.

  • Sana

    So many people seem to be talking about how women shouldn't have to cover up for religious reasons.
    The only thing that matters is that you don't try to decide for these women what they can and cannot wear. The only thing that matters is that a woman is allowed to dress the way she wants and not the way some other person (who has no insight into her personal life or choices) thinks she should dress.
    If there are women who like this hijab design and want to use it, I hope they will not be stopped by other people, condemning the product even though it has no influence on their own life.

  • kate

    I think it looks great, a good functional garment.

  • kraello

    Please…don't speak about choices….that women have no choices to wear whatever they want!!! Imagine that you want to wear a pair of red jeans, but you can't do it because OF THE GENRE YOU WERE BORN! It's that simple!!! Nature wanted you to born with a cromosome different of your brothers! Come on! We can't tolerate this anymore, we live in the 21st century please….

  • Zahira

    MashaAllah! Fabulous. Now, let's build those sports facilities for women in Muslim countries :)