Washington Square News:"Reviving Refugees: Making a Fashion Statement" - Islamic Relief USA

“Salam” means love in Arabic and is used as a greeting by Arabic speakers. The word and design are indicative of NYU freshman Ismail Ibrahim’s desire to use his clothing line to paint the Arab world in a more positive light.

Protests aren’t the only way to make a difference — fashion can make a statement too. GLS freshman Ismail Ibrahim sells t-shirts and hoodies through his recently founded clothing brand Salam Clothing. His designs feature the word “salam,” which is both the Arabic word for peace and a common greeting in the Arabic-speaking world.

Ibrahim started the company to support refugees from Islamic countries on their journeys to the United States after President Donald Trump’s executive order that banned travel from seven Muslim-majority nations in January was overruled. Half the proceeds from his sales go to Islamic Relief USA, a nonprofit organization which aims to provide relief to and raise awareness about Syrian refugees.


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