Aden was a healthcare worker, and she shared why it was important to her to be involved in the project:
“Having worked in a hospital, even several months into my modeling career, it was important for me to support this project,” “As many hijab-wearing women are working at healthcare facilities, I wanted to make sure they have a comfortable option for wearing a mask while keeping their hair covered.”
It is important to note that every time you purchase one of Aden’s designs (or, TBH, any design from the Banding Together Project), Anywear will match with a donation of an adjustable headband, hijab set, or medical cap to a healthcare worker in need. Plus, all proceeds from The Banding Together Project will be used to cover the costs of labor, materials, manufacturing, and distribution of products for donation to hospital workers.
“This is giving people the tools to feel comfortable and do their job to the best of their ability,” Aden told Vogue of her partnership with Anywear. “There are so many hijabi women working in healthcare, and their comfort is as important as anyone else’s in the workforce.”