The turban is the one thing that identifies a Sikh more than any other symbol of their faith.

Some in the community say they have turned to the turban as they feel it helps give them an individual identity and rest say it helps with meditation.

“Sikh women are meant to be strong. They’re still Khalsa (saint soldiers of the Guru) and the khalsa isn’t differentiated on gender.

Wearing a turban is so clearly identifiable with being Sikh and so women now also want that clear visual sign that they are also Sikh as well. Turban gives them a sense of empowerment.