Modest sportswear options
ASH BE NIMBLE
This brand’s mission is to provide accessible and affordable locally-made sportswear for all. It offers a full range of sports apparel for men, women and children that is not only functional and appealing but also priced below RM100 each.
It also has a modest, comfortable and stylish activewear range for hijab-wearing women which debuted in 2015.
The range is made from soft, stretchy and sweat-wicking material. Among its best-sellers are long-sleeved mesh tops with finger grips and Ash Be Nimble x Numma Nuur hijab (a collaboration with another local fashion brand) that comes in three lengths. Sarah Attar of Saudi Arabia is the main inspiration behind Nike’s Pro-Hijab, its new modest sportswear line.
NASHATA Innovative - Nashata’s Hooda Racerback.
Firm and comfy - Raqtive’s signature tudung.
Ariani is among the pioneer brands in premium tudung and clothing for Muslim women.
Its Ariani Active range is meant for sports and ranges from its signature “tudung awning” to blouses made of polyblend lycra and pants.
The range is straight-forward and nonspecific (function-wise) and more suitable for leisure and light exercises. The designs and colours are very limited.
Being a premium brand, each item comes with a heavy price tag. A simple cotton, long-sleeved t-shirt, for instance, is priced at RM129.
The Ariani Active range is expensive.