Say Hello to the Stylish New Hijab for Dolls

Say Hello to the Stylish New Hijab for Dolls

Meet the fun and stylish dolls that are fighting Islamophobia in a major way.

Meet the fun and stylish dolls that are fighting Islamophobia in a major way.

Text: Ndey Buri

With more and more Barbie dolls featuring real-life features that range from dolls of color and plus-size dolls, a new company called Hello Hijab is joining the fight for inclusion in children's toys.

Hello Hijab has introduced a line of handmade hijabs for dolls. The project is an extension of the nonprofit For Good, an initiative that works with pairing organizations to common projects that empower marginalized people. Started by mothers Safaa Bokhari, Gisele Fetterman and Kristen Michaels, the Pittsburgh-based nonprofit began as a way for young Muslim girls to feel adequately represented and to give these girls a doll that they could be proud of. The company believes that, "while we may look different and have different beliefs, our similarities far outweigh our differences. We strive for a world where we all live and love together."

As young girls all over will rejoice in this exciting new accessory, the company hopes to also make strides in teaching people about tolerance towards the Muslim community in a fun and relatable way. The educational fun doesn't end there, though, as the company plans on donating all doll proceeds to the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, Community Blueprint, ACLU of Pittsburgh and Jewish Family & Children's Services of Pittsburgh.

You can order your Hello Hijab beginning April 1, and can expect a handwritten note from the founders on the importance and significance of the hijab.

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