Hijab is as American as bluejeans for Chicago human rights attorney Shaz Kaiseruddin.

Born and raised in Wilmette, she wore a head scarf as naturally as jeans from the age of 11.

That's one reason Kaiseruddin launched the American Hijab Design Contest last fall, challenging designers to create hijab styles that are as proudly American, and as open to personal expression, as Levi's or Nikes.

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