Peloton is celebrating Black History Month with an exciting new capsule collection for both women and men. The insanely popular at-home fitness brand has partnered with four talented Black artists from across the globe on a collection of clothing and accessories that is intended to honour Black stories.
Each creator worked with two different Black Peloton instructors during the design process to create culture-influenced art you can wear and carry with you. The full line features 18 individual pieces that include sports bras, leggings, crewneck tops, hoodies, capris, shorts and accessories. Sizes go up to 3X in select items.
“Each piece represents the beauty that is created when people from varying Black cultures come together to move as one,” the company said in a statement.
The first artist who contributed to the capsule collection is Temi Coker from Dallas, who creates works based on his upbringing in Nigeria and his love of African culture. Coker worked with instructors Jess Sims (above left) and Chelsea Jackson Roberts (above right) and developed the Light the Way pieces, which are intended to speak to the power of education within the Black community.
Hust Wilson from Johannesburg is a self-taught lettering artist and designer. Wilson collaborated with instructors Tunde Oyeneyin (above left) and Adrian Williams (above right) on the Bring Your Whole Self pieces, which are intended to embody the stories, colours and words of the instructors.
Monica Ahanonu from Los Angeles is an illustrator with expertise in colour theory, vector illustration and design. Her United We Move pieces were designed with instructors Ally Love (above) and Hannah Frankson, and represent the beauty created when people from varying Black cultures come together to move as one.
Sanford Greene from Lexington County, S.C., is also an illustrator who specializes in comics and has worked for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and Image Comics. He teamed up with instructors Chase Tucker (above left) and Alex Toussaint (above right) on the Come Into Your Power pieces, which all feature God and Goddess creations.
Outside of the new collection, Peloton has made a commitment to making an impact during this Black History Month by donating $100,000 to The Steve Fund, an organization that works to support the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of colour in the United States.
Peloton’s 2021 Black History Month capsule collection is available now at apparel.onepeloton.com. Prices range from $35 – $110 CAD.