We’re Hiring!

We’re Hiring!

We’re looking for a passionate Graphic Design Intern to join our VB family! In order to make our search for the “perfect intern” (and your search for the “perfect internship”) as efficient as possible, we’ve included a description of what we’re looking for below. This internship is not for everyone, however, it will be the “perfect” internship for someone.

Start Date: As soon as we find the “perfect” person!

Description: This is the perfect position for someone looking to expand their skills in design and marketing. We’re a small business so you’ll get first hand experience on what goes on to keep it going and growing! You’ll be working closely with the CEO and will be tasked with weekly assignments which will not exceed 5-7 hours. This is a great opportunity for an entry-level student to learn and grow their skills while being able to explore their creativity, you’ll have full autonomy- you’re the expert after all!

This is 100% a remote position so you may be located anywhere in the US. This internship may also be applicable for school or college credit.

Requirements:

  • Experience with Photoshop/Light room
  • Must have an interest in Graphic design
  • Must have experience with social networking sites
  • Experience in Marketing is a plus but not required
  • Experience in Videography and editing is a plus but not required
  • Must be at least 16 years of age

If this sounds like a position for you please send us your resume and a short paragraph about why you want this internship, your expectations, and your previous experience to info@veiledbeaut.com with the subject line “Veiled Beaut Graphic Design Intern.”

LA Textile

LA Textile

AssalamuAlaikum (may peace be upon you) VB Family,

It was my first time in California and upon my arrival back to Virginia, the term “California Dreamin” really hit me hard (it honestly is a dream guys- my husband and I were debating on moving there but obviously that’s never going to happen because well, you know, responsibilities). However, we’re more than ready to get back to work and spring the connections we made into action!

For those of you who weren’t able to keep up with our Instagram stories, my husband and I traveled to LA this past week to attend two conferences. The first, LA Textile, was a conference based solely on textiles. Suppliers and manufacturers from all over the world came to California Market Center and set up shop for three days. The second, LA Market, was a conference based on wholesalers. The wholesale companies were mainly based in the U.S. and sold everything from stationary items to jewelry and clothing. You can learn more about these conferences here.

My main goal for attending these conferences was to learn more about the industry as we further delve ourselves into it. Consequently, we were able to create new partnerships with suppliers and manufacturers worldwide. As for LA Market, my sole purpose was to learn and understand the process of wholesaling products to other retailers so that in the future I can be able to further my small business in this extremely lucrative market.

My biggest takeaway from this entire trip came down to my newfound development of extreme confidence in this market. That if I worked hard, played my cards right, practiced patience, and truly focused on the wants and needs of my customers, I can leave my mark in this industry and Insha’Allah (God willingly), I will.

With that being said, I’ve always been a firm believer that being an entrepreneur can change lives- not only for yourself, but for your society as well. Being able to create jobs, finding a solution to a pain many experience, having the flexibility with your schedule, and lastly, not being confined by the standards of the corporate world (biggest personal win!). I know it can be very scary to leave the comfort and enter into a world of uncertainty, but trust me, once you’re in it you’re never going to look back. So, what are you waiting for?

As a thank you for all your continuous support use the code “LA Textile” to receive 10% off your entire purchase, no minimum or maximums!

Have a question or comment?! Drop it below!

Best,

Sana Mahmood

The Truth About the Modest Fashion Industry

The Truth About the Modest Fashion Industry

This is a topic I’ve been trying to avoid for many months in hopes of one day accepting the harsh realities of this so called “Modest Fashion Movement.” However, as time goes on I cannot in good conscience allow my heart to become numb to this highly materialistic environment.

Truth is, I’ve toyed with the idea of letting go of my hopes and dreams because I felt as if my heart was not strong enough to endure the constant state of disappointment. Hence, why I haven’t been as present on social media. After many months of prayer, speaking with my loved ones, and the constant renewal of my intentions, the answer was clear; I’m not done yet and if I were to quit now I know I would regret it in the future. You see, we can complain about all of the issues which surround this industry, but if we’re not working towards the change we would like to see, then do we really have a right to be dissatisfied in the first place?

Although there are so many things that I’d like to see change, I’ve listed the key points below in which I want everyone to be aware of (as well as the good that exists!).

  1. This is an extremely competitive market for a start-up. I receive dozens of emails on a daily from people asking for advice when it comes to starting their own business and I tell everyone the same thing- do your research. Everyone knows the biggest form of marketing in today’s high tech world is through social media. However, the issue arises when we’ve handed the power of PR to a select few. Unfortunately, the reality is that if you’re not willing to pay those select few $200-$600 for a sponsored post, you’re not going to get the PR in which you desire.

 

  1. I see far too often the standards of western fashion being mimicked by the same influencers who are supposedly our role models in the modest fashion world, and apparently you all feel the same. We conducted a poll on our social media about your issues with the current state of this industry and almost everyone responded with similar comments stating the unrealistic displays of fashion and affordability.

 

  1. There’s a lack of emphasis on a balanced lifestyle. It’s perfectly alright to desire or have luxurious items, but the problem which stems from the constant promotion of only the good things in life paints a detrimental false reality our youth strive towards. Nowadays, influencers partner up with each other to giveaway a $1500 Gucci bag- that just goes to show you the reality of what I’m referring to. There’s less of an emphasis on supporting our small businesses and more of a push to support large corporate brands but really, what are we gaining from further pushing the agenda of individuals who are completely devoid of any real intention to change this industry to be more inclusive of its Muslim consumer? As I mentioned before, wanting or having nice things is not the issue. Every individual has the right to choose what they do with what they’ve been given. The issue arises when materialism is the only thing we’re promoting.

 

  1. The Muslim influencer/blogger world is increasingly becoming more and more cliquey. It’s emotionally and mentally draining to be in an industry in which only a select few control. If you want a seat at the table, then you must be willing to give up some of your personal morals and values because only then will you truly be able to further push the western agenda and idea of fashion. When I was first exposed to this truth I had a difficult time coping with its reality. I came into this industry thinking the support would be vast, but after a couple years I’ve come to realize that support is rare. I thought the whole purpose of what we’re doing is to create platforms which is inclusive of everyone, however, the harsh reality is that exclusiveness is much more common to find.

 

With all this being said, there is good that exists. I’ve benefitted in so many ways I never thought imaginable. Anything from meeting wonderful people who are just as passionate about doing good in the world, to seeing personal growth and development in myself. Needless to say, I wouldn’t be the person I am today if I hadn’t pursued this path of uncertainty. Social media has done wonders for communication and small businesses. What I described above is merely just a consequence of being in this industry, as each industry has its own fair share of ups and downs. On the upside, I firmly believe that with advocacy and a positive attitude things can change for the better for the years to come.

I will continue to do what I do because I truly believe in it and I know God has a plan for me as well. Everything that we do is for you all, so if there’s ever a way we can better serve you, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Thank you for reading this rather lengthy post, I hope it was able to give you a little insight into our world. Please keep our little VB family in your prayers!

 

Best,

Sana Mahmood

Founder & CEO of Veiled Beaut