Dubai at heart of $243bn modest fashion industry

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Dubai has become a key player in the global modest fashion trade – from retail shopping to design and production.

“It’s not growing per year or per month, every minute we have something happening in Dubai, and everyone is looking at what Dubai is doing,” Emirati designer Sara Al Madani says.

“And that has promoted modest wear fashion and made people notice how we wear, why we wear, how we dress”.

Several established international brands have looked to tap into the growing demand for modest and Islamic clothing and footwear, with the likes of Zara, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and H&M all releasing collections targeting the sector.

Dolce & Gabbana released a hijab and abaya collection earlier this year, specifically aimed at Muslim women.

The School of Textiles and Design has a campus located in Dubai in the heart of this global phenomenon. Head on over to our Dubai Campus page to find out more.





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