When it comes to good activewear and loungewear, everything from Nike to whatever pair of $10 leggings we found at Target, will suffice.
And this is not to say that we’ll throw on whatever and that we don’t care where our cute sports bras and comfy joggers come from. But it is to say that we will go wherever clothes are the most stylish, comfortable, and affordable.
One thing we don’t see often? Black-owned activewear that not only fits our own individual styles, but shows love to our diverse body types as well! Here are 3 of our favorite black-owned brands that’ll really motivate you to get up and moving.
Co-founded by model Jasmine Tookes and her BFF Josephine Skriver, JOJA is an activewear brand celebrating friendship-focused fitness. With items such as sports bras and leggings designed to fit your curves in the most flattering way possible, some collections even offer up each outfit in two tone pairing so you can match with your friend or workout partner.
If that doesn’t convince you that this is an incredibly unique, woman-forward brand, their super comfy, compression-ribbed gear is incredibly inclusive. It comes in sizes XS to 2XL, and in various colors for both women who prefer sporty, neutral activewear and those who love ultra-feminine colors and cuts.
If you’re someone who wants to look fine AF while getting your sweat on, this brand is for you. It’s where fashion meets activewear, so you’ll be serving looks in and out of the gym.
Empowering activewear in inclusive sizing is super important for those of us who need that extra boost of confidence to get up and moving, and Lukafit is on a mission to give us all the support and inspiration we need on our respective fitness and wellness journeys.
Inspired by founder Mbali Z. Ndlovu’s South African heritage, Lukafit uses bold colors, patterns, and designs in sizes S to 3XL to encourage women to not only be comfortable in their skin, but loudly proud of their bodies. And this is not just about feeling good on an individual level, but helping the women around you feel a sense of pride and confidence.
Plus, their designs are made in a way that hugs your curves. Which means no uncomfortable rolling down, sliding, bunching, or tugging. Now tell me where else you can find that? Not many places!
“Activewear fit for a goddess” is their motto and they’re not lying! Kemetic Knowledge is the first brand to exclusively embody the knowledge and spirtual wisdom found in the ancient civilization of Kemet, currently known as Egypt.
Kemetic Knowledge aims to “draw attention to Africans’ significant role [in the development of medicine and spirituality as we know it today] by honoring them through [their] line of clothing.” With clothes featuring powerful words like “Goddess” and important symbolism such as pyramids, there is no doubt that this black-owned activewear brand is helping us celebrate both our culture and our bodies.
The best part is that most of their designs, such as their Goddess Bodysuit and Basketball Shorts, come in all black with gold accents—not only making you look slim and snatched, but regal and royal as well.