When you look good, you feel good. Which is why, when it comes to buying clothes for the gym, you may be inclined to strictly shop the names you’re familiar with and rely on for quality pieces. However, there is a slew of Black-owned activewear brands on the market that are athlete (and model) approved.
Tennis aficionados will love indie label Full Court Sport’s highly functional wares—Kim Clijsters even wore a full look by the brand in the 2020 US Open. Those who prefer neutral-color palettes and minimal designs that can weave in and out of everyday wardrobes will finds names like ZOEZI Sport and Roam Sport more their speed. One thing all these brands have in common, however, is that quality and craftsmanship are huge parts of their brand DNA, ensuring their pieces will last through multiple wears.
Just ahead, a well-curated list of Black-owned activewear brands for every type of workout—regardless of skill level or performance requirements. Whether you’re shopping for styles that optimize your workouts, items that give your current collection a face-lift, or unique designs to diversify your sporty lineup, there’s definitely something here for everyone. And if you’re shopping for new styles just to add to your off-duty wardrobe, there are plenty of options for that too.