Africa Athleisure or African Print Leggings: Culturally inspired Gym Wear Sweat Cute. Boo

There is no better time to get into shape than the summer! With the many tempting foods and grand adventures you will be consuming this summer your health must not be compromised, so that you can eat more and enjoy more of course. Here are some of our favorite culturally inspired sportswear brands that will encourage you to stay fit for all of your summer fun.

Puka Wear cultivates comfortable wears for yoga and 24-7 use. Their garments are made out of bright and vibrant fabrics with an African-inspired or influenced designs, printed on stretchy GOTS certified organic cotton. 

The founder, Maya Santimano, created Puka Wear because she wanted to express her soul and her identity to the world. With roots in Sweden, Mozambique, and India, Puka Wear is an expression of her and her story. Her team calls it “The practice of India in the colors of Africa”.

Koko Celeste brings the vibrancy of Nigeria into its sportswear. Boost your confidence and stand out in this ankara print inspired Razor training ensemble.

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Lornah Sports is quite an intricately designed sportswear brand. It’s new “Maraa” collection is inspired by the unique traditions of the Masai. The Masai’s authentic way of life is translated throughout the color variations and symbolisms used in the collection. The brand promotes stylish and functional clothing that celebrates a healthy lifestyle. 


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Tigerlily Gym Wear is a great gym wear brand giving you everything from performance wear leggings to running jackets. Launched by Nigerian celebrity stylist Lilian Unachukwu TigerLily Gym Wear prides itself in being the go to place for sports gear in Africa and abroad.


Osei Duro has collaborated with lululemon to give you the perfect pieces for your sportswear essentials. The brand exercised their signature Ghanaian batik textile throughout sports bra tops and matching leggings, shorts and tanks, and even swimwear.

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SoTribal  creates ankara print sweatshirts. Both stylish and comfortable, they are perfect for your cool morning runs or cool summer nights.

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