(grammer and lexicon of questions are unchanged from their original)
1. Q: Why no face?
A: Well... 1stly I will never understand why "muslim" men would follow modest women clothing pages but having no face definitely reduces the number of those "real men". Statistics show that I have only 10% of male followers. I always ban and block if I see man's profile liking or following our page. I wish there was an app which can allow to separate followers by gender and I would happily block all these pervert 10%
By the way, famous high street websites e.g. like Net-a-Porter are using no-model-face photos since long and are never questioned about face absence. Oh, we are a Muslim clothing brand. Surely, oppression and bla-bla that is why no face they think And here is the face
2. Q: Ridiculously expensive. I will open my own clothing line for 40 usd per dress.
A: I have explained fair trade policy on the blog twice. Look for blog posts "Why so expensive?" and "I want to start my own clothing line" as well as "Who made your clothing?"
Annah Hariri is a fair trade company of 30 employees (both Turkey and Dubai branches) at the moment. It is not a one-man-show Mickey mouse company. The costs include not only fabrics costs, but lots of social security expenses, admin costs, rent, licensing fees and many-many more. When it is said "ridiculously expensive", I want to ask in return "Compared to what?"
3. Q: Why to post this stupid dress together with Islamic reminders?
A: We are a modest wear brand. Our project is not profit oriented but rather it is aimed to help Muslims in need whom we hire to work with us as well as to help sisters to find more choices of hijab suitable dresses. Every day while we follow our usual routine we do not forget to pray, do zikr and shukr, do we? The same is here: instead of posting pictures with meaningless captions, we share reminders and knowledge for our own self 1st and foremost and it is an additional barakat if they benefit others.
4. Q: How much? Where is my order? Why no one replies to my mails? You are a fraud/haram?!
A: unfortunately due to heavy schedule from the last 2 years I am handling designing only. I have no time any longer to look into orders or mails on a selective basis. Sales team is taking care of your mails and orders. But always feel free to escalate matter to me or management at annah(at)atnnahariri.com
Prices are on the website.
To avoid any ambiguity, please read T&C on the website.
5. Q: Are you Russian? Turkish? Speak aarabi?
A: None of them. I was born in Belarus to Belarusian parents. I reside in Turkey currently and our 2nd Annah Hariri production atelier is here. I speak a very little Arabic, mainly Quranic (fusha).
Let me know if you have more questions for me
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