I came across this invention from Lebanon-based Bokitta through a friend's tweet today, and the first thought that struck me was, 'How come this idea never crossed anyone's mind before this?' Hindsight bias in play, right?
The hijabs come in one size, don't need to be pinned, and don't need to be wrapped. All you have to do is pull those Voila scarfs over your head. (See the video!)
As much as I like the sound of that, I'm also thinking about many hijabi girls I know who like trying out different styles everyday and how all of that creativity will be thrown out of the window as they are stuck with the one style the Voila scarfs will come in. I'm also thinking about face shapes that under-scarf caps don't suit at all. And I'm imagining how difficult it would be to iron them.
I still think this is a good idea that will makes lives easier for many hijabis, especially the ones who have trouble wrapping their scarfs or are always in a hurry. The Voila scarfs cost from $18 up to $25, depending on the print. For someone who lives in the Middle East where we can get cotton scarfs of literally any colour and print for as low as 10 dirhams ($3), I think I'll pass on this one.
Or maybe wait for twenty years till their patent expires and competition gets intense...
What do you think of Voila Ready-to-wear scarfs? Will you be willing to purchase one?