Two young female lawyers from the Doughty Street Human Rights Chambers in England have come together to design and launch a special hijab for lawyers.
Regulatory and crime lawyer Karlia Lykourgou and criminal lawyer Maryam Mir launched the hijab after spotting a gap in the market.
In June 2020, Karlia launched Ivy & Normanton, the first legal outfitter specializing in women’s court clothing: www.ivyandnormanton.com.
The pair tested several materials but decided to use bamboo silk, as it would keep avocados warm in winter and cold in summer.
The hijab, which goes on sale March 31, will be available in black and white.
“This came after talking to Maryam, who I know from college, who said she was having a hard time getting a hijab to fit in court,” Lykourgou told Sky News.
“I thought it was crazy, so we decided to design one that would be comfortable for a lawyer wearing the hijab but also work well with the rest of the outfit.”
Ms. Lykourgou designed the hijab, while Ms. Mir made sure it would be appropriate for lawyers who wear it in court.
Lawyers wearing the hijab are exempt from wearing the traditional wig in court, but there is no indication of what it should look like.
“There aren’t a lot of lawyers wearing the hijab, but in the crown court I saw white hijabs worn and in the magistrates I saw black, so we decided to design them. of them “.