Recess empowers all movement.

We are activewear and life-intervention-wear. We’re what you wear when you need to be good to you. When you need to take a moment for yourself to recharge—physically, mentally, emotionally, et ceterally. We’re a breathable, stretchable, ridiculously comfortable reminder to pause. We’re designed to move the way you want to. Zero pressure wear (though we’re sometimes high-compression). We can lunge, lounge, or water the plants and call it a day. We’re not here to set records. In fact, we’re here to give your full potential a break. So let’s move to refresh, relax, recharge, and renew.

Let’s Recess.

Recess empowers all movement that makes you feel good. And while we didn’t mean to, we were birthed during the height of the pandemic. Our production lines were halted. But this gave us a chance to focus on why we built our brand.

We launched a space for sharing and finding activities to help us take a breather from life.

We danced. We made bread. We learned to play guitar.

We weren’t wearing Recess. But we learned what Recess means to people.

Our pieces aim to provide flexibility for the most diverse activities, and our community helps us stay informed on what our lifestyles demand of the stuff we wear. Our pieces are made with a wide range of sizes and fabrics to provide all kinds of support, for all kinds of Recess.

Finally, here we are. Recess in full form. In a few years, we’ll look back on this page and we’ll be reminded of how it all began: a world on hold, reminding all of us that there is always time to pause.

Our pieces are designed to empower you to do something good for yourself.

For some of us it’s jump rope. A dance. Or a walk. And for some, it’s no more active than sitting down to chat with our friends.

However you define the movement you need, Recess gives you the flexibility to do it.

Recess apparel moves the way you want to and need to. Made for comfortable, all-day use in either high-sweat activities or horizontal meditation (aka a nap).

And Recess doesn’t stop at clothing. We take pride in the community we grow to help you find the Recess that fits you (as well as our bras do).

You’re welcome to join us whether or not you’re in Recess.

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