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This Innovative Hijab Keeps Muslim Women Athletes Cool

Veil’s Cool Dry headscarf is not only climate-controlled, it’s also waterproof.

A new apparel company called Veil is trying to make life easier for Muslim women athletes who wear the headscarf. Their debut product is called the Cool Dry, a headscarf that is not only waterproof, but also promises to be climate-adaptable. The scarf is equipped with cooling technology that reflects heat rather than absorbing it, keeping the fabric seven to 10 degrees Farenheit cooler than the outside temperature. As a bonus perk, the scarf is laser-cut, which means the edges won’t chafe with excessive movement.

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Jessica Lutz is a 24-year-old barista from the DC area, with plans to become a nurse. She’s also an Olympic athlete.

She’s what you call a Renaissance woman.

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