According to the Hummel International brand website, the company's mission is to "Change the World through Sport." Thanks to the company's latest design creation, that's exactly what Hummel is doing.
The clothing brand just released its latest jersey for both the men's and women's national soccer teams of Afghanistan. The design is stylish, sure, but it's also groundbreaking in that it's the first jersey to provide Muslim women with seamlessly integrated hijabs so they can compete on the field and adhere to their religious beliefs.
Khalida Popal, a former captain of Afghanistan's women's national soccer team, no longer plays internationally, but she worked closely with Hummel and her country's soccer federation to design this innovative new jersey.
Speaking on this achievement for women, Popal said,
Christian Stadil, the owner of Hummel, also weighed in on his company's latest achievement, saying,
Hopefully, this win is just the beginning for the advancement of women's soccer in regions that offer less opportunities for females. Undoubtedly, it will go down as one of the greatest Women's History Month achievements of all time.