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Sassy African Inspired Eid Outfit

Wrap yourself in culture. Go the ethical route for `Eid-ul-fitr with an African-ethnic outfit that is bound to bring the diva out of you. ...

Wrap yourself in culture. Go the ethical route for `Eid-ul-fitr with an African-ethnic outfit that is bound to bring the diva out of you.

When I think about my Eid and what "new" things I could be buying, I look to clothing that is ethically sourced. Here is an outfit I would totally recommend because of its FairTrade journey and conscious design. Apart from the tribal jacket which is the core garment, all the pieces come under the £40 price tag and there's no need for accessories since the bold colours lend to the 'woah' factor. Add a little sparkle through a hijab pin or cocktail ring and you're good to go even for salah.

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Alhamdulillah, we're entering the last third of Ramadan, soon to be celebrated with a farewell `Eid-ul-fitr. I've noticed a huge rush of Eid-mas shoppers in the last few days and British department stores have really done their work this year in the Halal markets. Our community is deep in African-Asian culture, mostly because a majority of the first-generation Muslims comes from migrant backgrounds.

On `Eid day you can't help but smile in awe at the smashing robes, dresses and turbans worn by Muslims, alongside the formal suits, saris and salwar kameez. In my family there's no dress code either so we can often be seen in Middle Eastern attire one day and Indian dresses the next.

Try being a little different this year by absorbing a culture that isn't "yours". Do a hijab swap with friends instead of buying new or be like The Eco Muslim and recycle a pre-worn abaya from yonder years. The value is in the person, not the fabric!

More eco Eid-mas shopping:
Ethical Outfit: Muslim Women's Night Out (or in)
5 Eco Eid Gifts For Children
3 Ethical Eid Outfit Styles For Men

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