Sweaty Betty launch activewear hijab - Women's Running

Sweaty Betty launch activewear hijab

Author: Kate Sellers

Read Time:   |  April 12, 2021

The brand's first hijab is made from a technical, recycled fabric that's lightweight yet secure

We’re big fans of Sweaty Betty’s high quality activewear, so we were thrilled to hear that they’ve developed their first performance hijab.

The team spent a year developing and perfecting the design, through product tests and customer feedback. The hijab promises to be lightweight and breathable, yet also secure during sport, from running to HIIT.

The brand says it wants to empower women through fitness, breaking down any barriers that restrict access to physical activity.

“We hope that this will facilitate an underrepresented group of women to compete at their optimal level of performance,” says Sweaty Betty Chief Product Officer Jemma Cassidy. “No matter your age, size, skin colour or religion, we want to empower every woman to lead a healthy lifestyle.”

This product is the first in what will become a category of products for hijabi athletes, with more releases planned later in the year.

The hijab is £25 and you can find it here.

Written by

Kate Sellers

Kate Sellers

Kate is our Senior Digital Executive and a keen runner. She's also a qualified Personal Trainer and yoga teacher, so she knows her stuff about workouts, cross-training and stretching. She loves to combine running and exploring, so you'll often find her testing out the latest kit in exciting locations across the UK and beyond. Kate champions exercising for enjoyment. "Most of the year, you'll find me running for fun and wellbeing," she says. "That being said, I do still love the thrill of training for a race from time to time!"

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