Monday, November 1, 2010
Interview with Wasimah : Where Style Meets Modesty
Umm Ibrahim and my company is Wasimah - Where Style Meets Modesty
We actually chose the slogan before we chose the name, we loved the idea of the slogan & we felt the name Wasimah which means elegant, fit well with the slogan...a little backward I know ;-)
3.What inspired you to start Wasimah?
4. There have been a few changes with the company. Tell of us about the exciting new changes.
There is so much going on at the moment, Wasimah started out with myself & another sister who is a good friend of mine & still helps me out in many ways masha Allah. Up until recent days she has chosen to move onto bigger & brighter pastures al humdullilah (praise be to God). Wasimah is now a family owned business, my husband has taken on full partnership with a vengeance haha masha Allah. We are giving Wasimah a complete makeover. A few weeks ago we opened a shop in Brisbane, this is very exciting masha Allah. We are currently working on giving our website a facelift & updating it with so much new stock, there's so many great changes taking place at the moment masha Allah it's all happening. It's a very exciting time for us al humdullilah.
5. You are a niqabi, tell us about your journey to becoming a niqabi, and how have you included fashion for niqabis in your clothing line.
I put on niqab at a time in my life where I felt I wanted to do more to come closer to Allah, I'd begun focusing more in seeking the pleasure of Allah aza wa jel & niqab was one more way I could achieve that al humdullilah. I am in the process of creating a new range that I hope to encourage all Muslims niqabi or otherwise & non-Muslims to dress more conservatively but still look elegant & stylish & amend the look of the garment depending upon how they choose to accessorize it.
6.Are the pieces in your clothing line original designs?
Yes they are, we pride ourselves on the quality of our garments & the styles masha Allah.
7. What can we expect from Wasimah in the future?