Monday, 06 January 2014
World Hijab Day (WHD) is the creation of New Yorker Nazma Khan, who wanted to encourage non-Muslim women (or even Muslim women who do not ordinarily wear one) to wear the hijab for a day and experience what it's like to do so, with the intention of creating a society of greater understanding.
MADE in Europe and Zinia K have decided to mark the day by holding an up-cycling scarf workshop open to all where attendees can learn fabric printing techniques to give their old scarves a new lease of life with a new printed style. This is will not only be an open event to breed understanding of the hijab itself, but also to discuss how ethical our scarves really are and provide a fun and practical way to make our wardrobe more ethical as part of MADE's workers' rights campaign. All you need to bring is an old scarf, your creative selves and a friend!
The 'Every Garment Has A Name' campaign aims to raise awareness about the many human rights abuses committed against garment workers who make clothes for nearly all high street shops we buy from everyday.
You can also hold your own ethical WHD day events by having your own hijab-swapping parties or giving a friend an up-cycled or vintage scarf instead of one bought off the high street! If you would like to hold your own event in the UK please let the WHD team know by emailing them (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday 27th January
1 million people are taking part this year insh'Allah and we would like the UK to take part in this mass movement the ethical way!
Date: 1st February 2014
Location: MADE in Europe Office,4th Floor London Muslim Centre, Whitechapel Road, E1 1JQ
Time: 11am – 2pm
£6 donation towards MADE in Europe's campaigns
Book your place here