Why We Designed "Zaina"
The Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic has changed our lives in more ways than we could have ever imagined. Masks, sanitizer and social distancing are a few of the words that have become a part of our everyday vocabulary. Faced with concerns of protecting ourselves and others from the possible spread of the virus, we are now wearing masks when we leave our homes and enter public places. Further, with the shortages of PPE (personal protective equipment) and the need to preserve medical supplies for front-line workers, we have been compelled to make our own masks or seek out those who can.
Rather than sell just another mask, Sew Elevated wanted to provide our community with a functional and fashionable ensemble that offers protection and style - the Zaina set.
Because many of our customers cover their hair or wear scarves as accessories, we carefully designed the elongated matching scarf to be styled an infinite number of ways. We are so appreciative of our customers sharing the novel ways they are styling the scarf!
The mask is designed with a filter pocket for easy insertion of a filter for added protection. Recognizing that straps around the ears can become uncomfortable after extended wear, this hijabi friendly mask accounts for this concern with straps that wrap around the back of the head. The strap can also be tightened or loosened to achieve a better fit.
In Arabic, the name Zaina means an exceptionally beautiful woman. We designed Zaina to help brighten your days during these uncertain times, offering style, function and fashion. We hope you enjoy wearing them as much as we intended, designing them with you in mind.