This is just one of Ibrahim’s more than 10 years of volunteering and working at Park Nicollet Health Services in her hometown of Minneapolis, which inspired her to design a headscarf that meets the unique needs of the medical industry.
She told CNN: “I can’t find a suitable, affordable, sustainable, beautiful headscarf.” “No one can do it, so I have to do something.”
Ibrahim, 25, is also the founder and CEO of Henna and Hijabs. After graduating from high school, she founded a fashion headwear company.
While working in the hospital, she saw that when patients or employees needed to change their headscarves, the only choice was a white hospital blanket.
When Covid-19 struck, Ibrahim said that her hospital colleagues were worried that the headscarves they wore on patients would carry the virus to their families.
“In addition to all the emotional and physical stresses that are happening now, Muslim healthcare professionals must also consider’Should I take this house home?'”
Ibrahim said that she consulted doctors and nurses on the design, the most important thing is the size and cutting. In addition to being large enough to cover the exposed area of the V-shaped collar on most bushes, Ibrahim also made sure that her scarf would not be too big to block.
“We will have a nurse during labor and delivery, and those contracted patients will pull the headscarf. I want to ensure that the efficiency is appropriate and the material can be fixed, so you don’t need pins.”
Even the colors Ibrahim chose for the headscarf match the colors used in many hospitals for uniforms, such as navy and burgundy.
Ibrahim took Muslim women into consideration when designing the Muslim hijab, but she did not want to exclude anyone from other backgrounds.
“We not only have a large Muslim base to buy this special product, but there are also people who are patients in medical institutions, cancer patients, Orthodox Jewish women and Sikh patients who use this scarf.”
Since Henna and Hijabs launched this production line in November last year, they have donated nearly 1,000 medical hijabs to hospitals in Minnesota.
Ibrahim said that with the arrival of orders from all over the country, I am really happy to receive a response and express my gratitude for every opportunity.