Nike just did it; they launched a hijab collection

Nike has become the first large sportswear brand to manufacture a performance hijab for female athletes.

Nike has launched a new hijab for female athletes. Picture: Instagram.

JOHANNESBURG – Nike has become the first large sportswear brand to manufacture a performance hijab for female athletes.

Both professional and everyday Muslim athletes helped create the Nike Pro Hijab in an effort to better serve Muslim athletes.

Nike says its hijab is a durable, single-layer power mesh that's both lightweight and opaque, featuring strategically placed holes for optimal breathability.

It goes on sale in 2018 and will come in three colours: black, grey and obsidian.

The move has been widely welcomed by Twitter users: