A Kickstarter campaign is making covered-up gymwear for women who don’t want to show a lot of skin

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    A Kickstarter campaign is making gymwear for women who don't want to show a lot of skin
    Finally, someone’s making gymwear that doesn’t consist of tiny shorts and cut-out tops. (Picture: Veil)

    Gymwear has come a LONG way from the days of rainbow-bright spandex and leg-warmers.

    We’ve got fancy yoga pants we can wear to brunch. Beyoncé did an athleisure collection. Sports bra technology now, well, actually works to keep our breasts in place.

    But there’s one area that hasn’t really been covered.

    For many women, tiny shorts and bra-exposing vest tops aren’t the clothes they feel comfortable working out in – causing many to end up sweating it out in oversized tops and jogging bottoms that aren’t really designed for high intensity exercise.

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    Veil wants to make gymwear for any women who don’t like to flash a lot of skin. (Picture: Veil)

    One company wants to change things.

    A new Kickstarter campaign is raising money for Veil, a clothing brand dedicated to making more modest gymwear for anyone who doesn’t want to flash a lot of skin when they’re working out – whether that’s for reasons of religion, body image, or personal preference.

    One of the campaign’s creators, Ahmad, told metro.co.uk that they came up with the idea for the collection after discovering that many women were resorting to shopping in the men’s section or buying clothes that were two sizes too big, just to get sportswear that wasn’t skintight.

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    They’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign for their first two products. (Picture: Veil)

    They’ve now created Spark, a long-sleeve half zip sweat top that’s longer line and covers the bum, and Halo, a running hoodie with a section that can cover the hair in place of the hijab.

    Ahmad told us that the range is for ‘any woman who prefers more coverage.’

    ‘The hood feature on Halo is a scuba fit, so it can actually function as a replacement to wearing a headscarf for women who wear the hijab. They absolutely LOVE it.

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    The pieces are all made of lightweight, breathable fabric. (Picture: Veil)

    ‘Although most of our Kickstarter backers are of the Islamic faith (most from our initial consumer base) we really want to make it known that we’re a brand for all as we move forward.

    ‘That’s what it’s all about – making everyone happy and giving women the ability to wear what they want with more options to choose from.’

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