If you find yourself in need of some new gym clothes, you may be tempted to check the same stores that you have been shopping at since you were a little kid. While these brands are well-known, there are many under-the-radar brands that sell unique and sweat-proof activewear to keep you looking good and feeling good at the gym.
Instead of buying the same pack of plain white t-shirts, stand out at the gym and support black-owned businesses by shopping these ten activewear brands:
Culture Fit Clothing
Culture Fit Clothing was founded by West African women who wanted to create an activewear brand for culturally conscious women. Culture Fit’s leggings are high-waisted, high-quality, and showcase cultural prints. Make a statement at the gym with Culture Fit’s apparel and yoga mats and embrace all different cultures of the world.
Vero Mastodon is a fitness lifestyle brand that is produced by men and women from the United States Military. The trademark of the brand is “what about peace?” and they sell men’s and women’s sportswear with their recognizable logo. Vero Mastodon hopes that whenever you wear their clothing, you will be motivated to train like a professional and inspire others.
Pru Apparel strives to motivate women to find self-confidence, pride, and community. Pru Apparel offers many unique and colorful clothing articles so that you will stand out in the gym with culturally inspired prints.
Just Lift was created by Simeon Panda, a fitness entrepreneur who has been featured in Forbes as one of the top ten fitness influencers in the world. Just Lift has apparel for both men and women and also sells high-quality gym gear, such as weightlifting belts and gym bags.
P-X-W is a very socially and environmentally aware clothing company. They have a minimal waste policy and continue to update their processes to minimize the negative impact of clothing industries on the world. Their men’s and women’s activewear is unique and minimal, allowing you to look and feel your best in the gym.
EleVen by Venus Williams
EleVen was created to empower women both on and off the tennis court. EleVen sells a variety of women’s apparel divided into activewear and everyday wear. When you buy activewear from EleVen, you can be sure that every article of clothing is designed for optimum performance, quality, fit, and comfort.
Full Court was launched in 2014 by Marguerite Wade who has been featured in many popular fashion magazines, such as Vogue and Vanity Fair. Full Court sells high quality, stylish women’s activewear so that you can feel like you are strutting down the runway every time you enter the gym.
Lydia Endora is a Chicago fashion designer who prides herself on offering affordable women’s clothing and activewear with unmatched shipping and payment selections. Her athleisure is simple yet makes a statement so that you can flaunt your style at the gym or at home.
Kemetic Knowledge is a women’s activewear brand with the goal of honoring Africans through their clothing line. By shopping at Kemetic Knowledge, you can support African culture and all that they have done for our modern world, while also rocking stylish swimsuits, leggings, and sports bras.
Lukafit carries squat-proof athletic clothes designed for women with curves. Lukafit celebrates women of color and women of all shapes and sizes, and they strive to support women throughout their health and fitness journey. The brand name is partially derived from the word juluka, which means to sweat. Rest assured that Lukafit clothing can make it through even your toughest, sweatiest workouts.