Local Muslim entrepreneur offers modest clothing online



By Sally McGraw, Star Tribune

Zahra Aljabri has never had much luck at the malls. Whenever she went shopping, the Minneapolis woman would see plenty of clothing with short hemlines, clingy fabrics and revealing necklines. But as a Muslim who dresses conservatively, little of what she saw fit her sense of propriety — or her sense of style.

When she took her search online, she didn’t fare much better.

So despite the fact that Aljabri has a law degree, and no background in retail or fashion, she researched the viability of starting a website to sell more modest clothing. Collaborating with her tech-savvy husband, James Faghmous, she created and launched Mode-sty (mode-sty.com) last year.”

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