Muslim U.S Olympic Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad told CNBC about growing up feeling different because of modest clothing. Muhammad recalls her mother sewing on sleeves to short sleeve shirts and finding sweatpants to wear. It wasn’t until Muhammad discovered fencing and was able to put on a fencing mask that she said she felt truly felt comfortable around others and with herself.
Not only, does Muhammad take pride in wearing a hijab and representing the United States at the Rio Olympics, she has also created her own clothing line Louella that creates and distributes modern and modest clothes. Muhammad told CNBC, that she saw a void in the US market for modest clothing and it seemed like a very organic idea to start a clothing line.
Read the full interview available at CNBC.
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