Amidst what has become a constant barrage of negative news since you-know-who became “president,” it’s a relief to find a story of people continuing to do good, like Pittsburgh residents Safaa Bokhari and Gisele Fetterman, who came up with the idea of providing tiny hijabs to dress their childrens’ Barbies and other dolls.
Both women have five-year-old daughters that play together and it was Fetterman who came up with the idea of creating a doll-sized headscarf, according to coverage by The Huffington Post.
The idea led to the launch of Hello Hijab, which was created in partnership with Do Good, a community organization founded by Fetterman and Kristen Michaels.
Bokhari and Fetterman found a Muslim seamstress in Pittsburgh to make the scarves in multiple colors and patterns. The hijab will be shipped with a card explaining the hijab’s meaning to Muslim women and the importance of embracing diversity. All of the proceeds from the effort will be given to organizations including the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh and the American Civil Liberties Union.
Priced at $6, the Hello Hijab store will open on April 1, 2017. Visit forgoodpgh.org/hello-hijab for more info.