It all started with a dream of young gymnast. Now the multi-award winning GOAT is turning it into reality. Athleta and Simone Biles share common visions when it comes to uplifting young girls. It is reflected in their most recent Spring/Summer collection, Athleta Girl x Simone Biles.
The 2021 Laureus Sportswoman of the Year has partnered with the athletic wear brand Athleta to bring awareness to the mental health and wellness of young girls ages 6-12. “As soon as I became a professional athlete, I’ve always wanted my own line,” Simone said in an interview with Seventeen Magazine. Choosing Athleta to collaborate with was keen to Simone’s own beliefs and vision of uplifting and encouraging “resilience, grace, and strength”. Both want to bring awareness to the mental health of young girls and encourage empowerment. “I wanted to partner with Athleta because we believe in things that align with our brands”.
The Spring/Summer collection includes duffle bags, t-shirts, sports bras, leggings, and more that include some of Biles’ favorite mantras and hand-drawn hearts. Simone describes her intention behind including sayings like “Because I Can”, “The Floor is Yours”, and “No Dream is too Big or too Small” in her clothing. “Kind of our intention with the Athleta Girl Collection was to inspire these young girls growing up and to ,kind of, have role models so that’s why whenever I did this collection I did it with intent.” She intentionally included mantras that helped her get through the not-so-great times in her life to be a light for younger girls when they wear this collection.
Going from a conversation with Athleta saying “How can we do things for kids that will inspire them?” to releasing her latest collection shows why Simone Biles deserves to be called the GOAT on and off the mat. Take a look at the Atheta Girl x Simone Biles collection, now on sale!