because is a clothing and accessories brand founded by Hawwaa Ibrahim in 2019.
Hawwaa (She/They), 22, is a queer, Muslim fashion designer and digital artist from Minnesota who is currently living in New York City. She began sewing at the age of 12 and practiced on her mother's old Hijabs. From there, she developed her skills through creating collections for fashion shows, working with clients, and gaining experience through working with companies. She founded the brand while studying in NYC as a sophomore in college in her tiny dorm room.
She is currently working in Children's Wear which inspires a lot of her designs for because.
because was created with the belief that fashion is supposed to be fun and for everyone. The brand welcomes any and everyone to enjoy the variety of clothing and accessories created for all!
because aims to provide affordable, original, and colorful handmade fashion.
Whenever Hawwaa isn't sewing or creating something new for because, she likes to spend time listening to podcasts, watching TikToks, or obsessing over Modern art. You can see more of her colorful life here!
All-inclusive. Just because