Muslim women don't generally have a lot of options when it comes to sporting wear, but ABC's Ally Rogan talked to one enterprising woman who is trying to change that. Arshiya started Sukoon, meant to fuse spiritualism and athleticism for the Muslim female athlete.
Tens of millions of Muslim women around the world wear a hijab — or headscarf — and many of them exercise. Yet, the multi-billion dollar athletics industry seemed to have ignored the need for attire that accommodates such a vast market.
Running a half marathon in a headscarf isn't easy, so this woman designed her own workout gear.
Arshiya Kherani, founder of Sukoon, struggled for years to find an exercise hijab that would actually stay on.
WNYC's Mary Wang speaks with CEO & Founder of Sukoon, Arshiya Kherani, about her activewear hijab company.
"I stand here today as an American Muslim woman who truly believes that hijab is a choice." Sukoon CEO & Founder, Arshiya Kherani, discusses the importance of starting a company like Sukoon in the context of modern society.