February 24, 2014
Belkis Baharcieva came to Germany as a refugee in 2001. At the age of 30, she began studying fashion design in Trier. Baharcieva recently set up an online fashion shop, selling her own designs to Muslim women who want to wear high-quality, beautiful Islamic clothing.
A graphic designer living in Germany launched an initiative to break rising prejudice against Muslims. Melih Kesmen says the idea to start with “styleislam” came up when insulting cartoons about the Prophet Muhammad was published in Denmark.
Kesmen says Muslims and Non-Muslims had to talk each other, adding “My intention was to make people curious with eye-catching messages on t-shirts.”
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