By a show of hands, how many of you know of a website called Kickstarter? If you actually raised your hand bless you, if you didn’t take your chair and go. I’ll wait.
So, I was going through the new Kickstarter projects when I came across a project called Veil – The Future of Modest Sportswear. I don’t know about y’all, but I like to workout in leggings to avoid flashing the gym my underwear as well as to avoid chafing (thick thighs are great for leg presses but not so great when it comes to shorts that ride up), so the idea of a modest workout top was very VERY inviting. I like to work out, I like to sweat and feel the power in my body, what I don’t like is when I can feel someones gaze as I sink into a squat or run on the elliptical. Don’t get me started. If you look at a lot of the workout wear that is available, a great deal of it shows a lot of skin, or clings to the body in a way that doesn’t leave a lot to the imagination. Now, please don’t read this as I don’t think that type of clothing is okay to work out in, on the contrary whatever you prefer to workout in is great. Whether its form-fitting or a little on the looser side it really doesn’t matter and heck, who am I to tell anyone what or what not to wear. Going to the gym can already be an intimidating thing without the worry of not wearing the ‘right’ outfit. Long rant cut short- wear whatever makes you happy, who cares what other people think. I digress.
When I workout, since I typically wear leggings my booty is out for the world to see (not literally but pretty much- you know what I mean) and some days I’m into wearing my leggings with a cute top, and other days I don’t want to show as much. Enter Veil (remember I mentioned them 84 years ago?). Their mission is simple: to make athletic clothing for women that is modest as well as functional.
Here is their mission statement from their website:
The vision started in December of 2013. We live in a technology driven world from athletic apparel giants all the way down to the work-force. It’s a new day and age where advancement is customary.Athletic companies have been producing weather performance gear for decades now. Fire fighters and astronauts have specially crafted suits to help them overcome the roughest temperatures and conditions. Technology is shifting rapidly throughout the apparel industry and we believe that the world of modest-wear needs it too.
At Veil, we promise to continue to bring innovation to the table and revolutionize the way women wear the hijab and modest apparel. Our vision not only encompasses the need to make modestwear more comfortable and functional, but to motivate and inspire women around the globe to follow and accomplish whatever goals they dream of.
Our pioneer development, the Cool Dry hijab, is simply the most advanced and unprecedented hijab in the world. Countless hours, days, weeks, and months were put into the Cool Dry and modest activewear projects – and the rest is history. Learn more on Kickstarter and see how we continue to make worldwide headlines.Buckle up. This is the beginning of something great.