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“Moga” empowering women through fabric and color

Jan 6, 2016
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Young Sri Lankan entrepreneur Azahn Munas is bringing people together through its colourful shawls and headscarves. Azahn Munas, 22, just graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology with a Distinction in Advertising. The Sri Lankan born young social entrepreneur and filmmaker just launched the fashion brand as an online retailer of women’s headscarves and shawls. Using Photoshop and a digital printing contact, Azahn designed these 100% silk scarves himself. The inspiration behind the project came when he noticed a gap in the market for young women who wanted to wear the headscarf and experiment with fashion but did not have anything that quite fit their eccentric and daring personalities, so Azahn created “MOGA.” The project will donate 20% of its profits to help send young girls to secondary schools through the Malala Fund. Education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty and discrimination against women. If women aren’t educated, they lack the skills they need to get a job and provide for themselves or their families. At the end of the day, it’s 2016 and every child, regardless of their gender should be able to dream big and know that they are not alone.” Azahn is funding the project with his own savings. “Headscarves have definitely been a rather topical issue in the world right now,” notes Azahn. “However, we want to remind people that a headscarf or a shawl is a rectangular piece of fabric and ultimately everyone has the right to wear it in whatever way they choose to, whether it be around their neck, on their head or round their waist. MOGA is based entirely online. Their debut collection SPECTRA will be released early in 2016 but can currently be pre-ordered on the website

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