Halima Aden just designed face masks to match hijabs for Muslim women working on the frontline

#BandingTogether
Halima Aden just designed face masks to match hijabs for Muslim women working on the frontline
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We've seen the pictures circulating the internet of our heroes (healthcare workers) with skin irritation and bruises on their faces from wearing tight masks all day.

Like many fashion brands and designers who have halt production in some of their factories to produce mass face masks for front-line workers, Halima teamed up with Allure magazine and fashion startup Anywear for their #BandingTogether project.

The idea of the Banding Together project is to create limited-edition fashionable, matching face mask and headbands, in which Anywear will donate a matching headband, bandana or medical hat set to a healthcare professional for every set purchased. As part of the project, Halima designed a hijab-and-face-covering set for Muslim front-line workers.

“Having worked in a hospital, even several months into my modelling career, it was important for me to support this project," Aden said in an official statement on the brand’s website. "As many hijab-wearing women are working at healthcare facilities, I wanted to make sure they have a comfortable option for wearing a mask while keeping their hair covered," she said.

Some other designers behind the cute cloth masks are: make-up artists Daniel Martin and Nam Vo, hairstylists Chris McMillan and Nikki Nelms, dermatologist Shereene Idriss, and manicurist Mei Kawajiri.