5 Kenyan Athleisure Wear Brands to Check out for Corona Style
Now that we’re spending more time at home and not donning our best outfits, over-sized T-shirts and old shorts are all the rage. But giving up style shouldn’t be an option. You can combine fashion and function to create a sporty-chic look.
It’s called Athleisure darling. It turns performance wear into everyday wear. Athleisure blurs the lines between the clothes you’d wear to jog and those you’d wear to a casual lunch.
Here are 5 Kenyan Athleisure wear brands to check out:
Bevern Oguk and Collins Karanja founded Co-Be in 2011. Co-Be offers unisex pieces with rich African accents. The clothing is designed by the brand founders and assembled in Kibra Nairobi. Co-Be provides employment for women at the grassroots level. Worth spending your money to support a socially conscious brand.
Founded by Rehanna Merali in 2015, CAW offers flattering athleisure wear with a focus on yoga and fitness. Pieces include tank tops, jackets, pants, and sports bras. Delivery is free for orders of Ksh 10,000 +.
The first Kenyan-made running shoe has footwear suited for running along the Kenyan terrain. One of their esteemed customers is iconic athlete Eliud Kipchoge. They don’t come cheap though; the shoes retail from Ksh. 10,000.
This athleisure wear is the brainchild of former athletics world champion, Lornah Kiplagat. Her gear includes running tights, tops, shorts and sports bras. A percentage of the proceeds from purchasing this brand goes towards girls’ education.
Yema is the brainchild of Kenyan born Yema Kahlif. Their T-shirts are made of recycled bamboo. 20% of their sales goes towards supporting the education of orphaned children in Kenyan and Ethiopian slums.
*Featured Image: Yema