Fashion Forwards

The University partnered with Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside community to create culturally appropriate activewear for East African and Muslim middle schoolers.

The girls modeled two different designs that take their culture into account: a versatile outfit for general physical activity, and new basketball uniforms—bright red and bearing the team name, Lady Warriors.

Before this, the girls faced challenges playing sports in public because traditional cultural clothing made it difficult to play to their fullest potential. The new activewear, which features breathable leggings, long sleeves, and a tighter “sport hijab,” enables freer movement and allowed some of them to finally become the first traveling basketball team in the community.

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