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What serves as a daily target for harassment on the heads of some Muslim women is now a fashion that western markets are tapping into for profit. According to the 2015-2016 State of the Global Islamic Economy Report, Muslim consumers spent a projected $230 billion on clothing. This number is projected to more than double to $484 billion by 2019. This is more than the amount of fashion spending of Japan and Italy collectively. We’re seeing a trend that recognizes Islam’s rapid growth. Pew Research foresees that the amount of Muslims worldwide will be the same as Christians by 2050. Nike recently announced the “Pro hijab” for Muslim women, which they will begin selling in the Spring of 2018. They are the leading athletic wear company to venture out into the market of Muslim modesty. Nike’s move is definitely worthy of celebration and is long overdue. In a world regularly…

The recent surge in popularity of athletic-style clothing amongst millennials has led to a decline in the sales of denim apparel, dealing a financial blow to mall owners and operators that house popular denim-oriented stores like Gap, according to the company’s press release. Sales of “athleisure” clothing, or athletic apparel that people could wear outside of an athletic setting, have sharply increased over the past couple of years. United States consumers spent $323 billion on apparel, footwear and accessories in 2014, an increase of one-percent from 2013 that equates to about two billion in sales driven by the popularity of activewear, athletic performance footwear and bags, while denim sales saw a six-percent decrease in 2014, according to research from The NPD Group. The switch to athleisure in American society figures to continue growing, according to Rebekah Burroway, a sociology professor at Stony Brook University. “I think that the switch to…