These Rainbow Headscarves Are Making a Bold Statement About Marriage Equality
Fashion for a cause.
Australian fashion label MOGA just released a rainbow headscarf to celebrate the LGBTQ community and advocate for marriage equality.
MOGA, a Muslim-owned company, announced their new product as Australia prepares to tally votes on a plebiscite that measured public opinion on gay marriage in their country. The brand makes 100% silk headscarves for a variety of uses.
“We at MOGA believe that fashion has the power to positively change stereotypes and social norms,” the company said in a Facebook post. “And that’s why MOGA prides itself on creating innovative looks that are bold and unique!”
The brand is no stranger to using fashion to address social issues. When founder Azahn Munas began the company, he wanted to ensure that his products were supporting a greater cause. Consequently, MOGA donates 20% of its profits to CARE Pakistan, an organization dedicated to expanding educational access to women and children in Pakistan.
Moreover, the design of many of their products have been carefully selected to speak to important causes, including:
Breast cancer awareness:
This October, think pink. As we mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, MOGA celebrates its friendship with @braveryco. You can support this incredible initiative by shopping our line of lightweight, luxurious scarves NOW in store - 10% of all profits will go to the Peter Mac Cancer Council. Shop here: https://www.braveryco.com.au/ #hijabfashion #hijabstyle #hijab #hijabchic #turban #headwrap #hijabdaily #MOGA #IamMOGA #SocialGood #ModestFashion #wearitpink #thinkpink #NationalBreastCancerAwarenessMonth #CancerAwareness #CancerCouncil #NBCF
The objectification of women:
We at MOGA stand against objectification of women, both online and offline. Our #MoreThanMeat campaign aims to challenge the rampant misogyny, sexism, racism and discrimination against women. With our photo series we hope to kick-start a conversation about the real-life impact of misogynistic online comments that women are subjected to on a day-to-day basis. #SocialEnterprise #MOGA #IamMOGA #Empowered #Diversity #SocialGood #ModestFashion #DoGood #SocEnt #4Change #SocialChange #SocialAdvertising #WomenNotObjects
And now, marriage equality!
We are SO excited to share our new rainbow striped PRIDE scarf with you! Available exclusively at our ASOS boutique, get this fabulous limited edition piece NOW! https://marketplace.asos.com/listing/scarves/pride-rainbow-striped-silk-scarf/3609354 #loveislove #loveislove🌈 #pride2017 #lgbt #queeraf #queerlove #rainbow #rainbowfashion #sayyes #marriageequalityaustralia #marriageequality #MOGA #stophomophobia #lgbtlove
Australia’s vote on same sex marriage comes on the heels of its legalization in Malta and Germany. However, gay marriage remains criminalized in many countries around the world, sometimes carrying penalties as harsh as the death sentence.
Global Citizen campaigns on the United Nations’ Global Goals for Sustainable Development, and gender equality is goal number five. You can take action on this issue here.
The company’s colorful scarf is now available to the public at their website.