About

CLOUD-SOFT SHORTS FOR LIFE 

SleeperBear is a Los-Angeles based athleisure shorts brand started in 2019. Inspired by loose-fitting boxing attire combined with colorful California energy, SleeperBear has built a fashion house focused on comfortable shorts for movers and shakers that showcase their uniqueness. SleeperBear designs are sourced and created in the USA, and released in small limited edition batches.

NEW-STYLE FIT

If you're tired of wearing shorts that hug your hips too tightly, or squeeze your waist, or hang down past your knees, or are just boring blue, it's high time you discover the most comfortable pair of shorts you'll ever own. SleeperBear shorts are made with light performance fabric and a loose-in-all-the-right places (but not too loose!) fit. 

A woman’s body is different than a man’s. And yet most athletic and athleisure shorts are designed for men first, and adapted for women later. Instead of treating women as an afterthought, SleeperBear treats women as the priority. Our unisex-friendly shorts are engineered specifically for the female body first, including design elements like extra space in the backside and hips area and a slightly shorter length.

We set out to create shorts that were cut for real female-identifying bodies; shorts that have personality; shorts we could confidently wear in any space. We started from scratch, and ended with shorts our customers never want to take off!

MADE IN THE USA

Everything about our shorts is one of a kind. Our cut was crafted and refined by a couture Philly-based designer with extreme attention to detail. Our fabric is custom artist-designed (we partner with all sorts of artists to create entirely original prints!) and printed in Durham, North Carolina and Los Angeles, California. Our hand-illustrated patches and embroidery are printed in Denver, Colorado. And each pair of shorts is cut and sewn in Denver, Colorado by a woman-led production team. 

SMALL BATCHES

All of our design combinations are SleeperBear originals. Each design is ideated, created, and brought to life by our creative director and talented artists. Our collections are released just once a year in very small batches. Because these designs aren't available anywhere else, we typically sell out fast. Stock up and subscribe to our emails to hear about new drops first before they're gone.

Shop our collections here.

About our team

Madeline Gruen

A Philadelphia-based fashion designer, who's sewn stunning couture dresses for the runway and the wedding aisle, and who's malamute walks her daily. She done work for brands from Kit & Ace to Urban Outfitters.

Megan Mitzel

A Los Angeles-based designer who's created athletic T-shirt lines since college. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School, and makes sure our fabric math adds up.

Niki Waters

A Filipino-American artist who grew up internationally and spent most of her formative years in Hanoi, Vietnam, and Laguna, Philippines, Niki runs Knees & Keys Art. She graduated from the Academy of Art University with a degree in illustration.

Questions, comments, or just want to chat?

Find us on Instagram or via email: sleeperbearbrand@gmail.com.