The Grind Doesn't Stop
The summer may be starting to wind down, but that is no reason to quit chasing down your health goals. Get ready to indulge for the Holidays, get right for your Homecoming weekends and just work on your overall health right now. If you’ve been keeping up with it all summer, then you might be wearing out some of your favorite pieces of workout gear. We are here to help you out with a new list with some great Black Owned Activewear Brands for you to try. As always, make sure you check out all of the rest of our listings, including supplements and vitamins.
Explore the comprehensive range of Body By Neeks, featuring both activewear and shapewear. Designed for comfort and support, this collection ensures you’re well-equipped for any gym session with its classic and functional workout gear. This brand also offers meal and nutrition plans, waist trainers, jump ropes and gloves to help you get going.
Created by Takeirra Butts, Built Exclusive Athletics is an activewear brand designed to meet anyone who is on their fitness journey where they are. You can even get accessories like resistance bands and help with developing a meal plan so that you can take your health journey to the next level. These collections are also attractive and you can find something new from this brand regularly when they introduce new styles.
This Black Woman owned brand was born in the Washington D.C. area in 2017 and has been racking up the accolades and attention since then. Glamourina is size inclusive and very stylish with carefully curated designs that help to sculpt the body. They are also attractive with patterns that reflect an African heritage.
MeltFit stands out as a brand celebrated on Oprah’s Favorite Things list. Experience the exceptional fit and feel of their leggings and jackets, and channel your inner Queen of Talk with every wear.
FBF Body is a black woman owned athleisure brand that also has shapewear to fit into your lifestyle. This brand is designed to be a positive affirmation for women who are at any step of their own wellness journey.
Actively Black is a very well known Black Owned athleisure and Activewear brand. They recently partnered with Marvel for a line of Wakanda Forever Apparel for men and women. Those items were in addition to Actively Black’s usual line of t-shirts, shorts, sweats, hoodies, and leggings. You can also get yourself a pair of black workout shoes as well.
Venus Williams, Wimbledon Champion and former Women’s Number 1 Tennis Player, was thinking about others and the pursuit of greatness when she began to work on her line, EleVen by Venus. This collection is thought out with innovative fabrics, sleek cuts, and comfort and performance built into every piece. While these pieces start on the tennis court, they don’t end there as you can enjoy wearing these for your other workouts, or just for a day outside with the kids or pets at the park.
In 2018, Dr. Jacqueline Dow took the plunge into entrepreneurship and designed her activewear line, J. Dow Fitness. Her goal is to break barriers for black women and this line is a combination of her passion for fashion and women’s health. Her work and drive has helped her brand grow and it had a coveted partnership with Target in 2022.
This brand may seem simple, but Roam Loud is a great brand made with great materials.For example, their Blanket set is soft and comfortable and a big seller. Check those out for some great athleisure that you can enjoy even if you’re not working out.
W by Crystal White is a luxury athleisure brand for women. Treat yourself with their comfortable clothing selections that come in a multitude of sizes. She used her expertise in e-commerce to produce a brand that is aspirational and relatable.
Lukafit is a great brand designed by and for women. The name is derived from the Zulu word, juluka which means to sweat as an ode to the founder’s South African heritage. Fed up with the tokenism endemic of larger brands, founder Mbali Ndlovu created her own brand as she grew more comfortable in her fitness journey. These items are size inclusive and designed to give you the confidence that they can handle your workout regimen.
Lita Lewis never intended to start a clothing line, however, spurred on by her client’s love of fun and quirky sayings that Lita used while training, she decided to take advantage and create an athleisure brand. Thick Athletics gear feature fun phrases to empower women and help them accept their bodies.
Zoezi Sport is a Kenyan born Global Fashion brand. In Swahili Zoezi means exercise. Their brand is built on the love of fitness, fashion and the Kenyan Spirit. They offer high quality and unique looks with free global shipping.
Pioneering in the athleisure space, The Gym Wrap uniquely concentrates on hair care during workouts. This black woman-owned business offers innovative products specifically crafted to shield your hair and edges from sweat and damage while exercising. Nicole Ari Parker, yes the actress, came up with this idea back in 2011 when she was trying to overcome one of her excuses for not hitting the gym. These absorbent head wraps are great to keep the sweat out of your eyes during strenuous activity, so get some today.
Allyson Fenix is not someone that you should count out. However, after she became pregnant, her former brand Nike, offered her a deal that she couldn’t accept after over a decade as a sponsored athlete. For 2020 in Tokyo she was sponsored by Athleta, but the brand did not make footwear. As a highly decorated athlete, she saw the opportunity and along with her brother, developed Saysh, a brand that they want to represent the values they think are important and to take steps towards fixing the inequality that women face. The brand offers training shoes designed for women’s needs and with women’s lives in mind.