PROTOTYPE81 is a lifestyle & apparel brand with clothing designed to express, inspire & empower active living.


TERRELL OWENS Prototype81 Founder, Wide Receiver & NFL Hall of Fame Inductee

Through his decades-long professional football career, his work in television & his humanitarian efforts, Terrell Owen’s boldness and drive have helped him achieve what many would deem impossible. With Prototype81, his mission is to motivate and inspire others to be their own prototypes by following their own paths to greatness. 

Owens attributes his success to the principles of DESIRE, DEDICATION & DISCIPLINE that are part of his DNA. These intrinsic qualities that brought him to be widely regarded as one of the all-time greatest NFL wide receivers are also driving forces behind Prototype81. Owens founded the brand to create adaptable men’s athleisure with the kind of style that gives you the confidence to take on anything, paired with the quality and functionality you need to take action.

Inspired by his childhood experiences seeing his mother work as a seamstress, he understands the power of clothing to channel the creativity and confidence that helps you feel and be your best. Drawing from his background as a professional athlete, he emphasized high-quality performance materials to create garments that are as fitness-friendly as they are fashionable. Since expanding the brand to include men’s, women’s, & unisex designs, Owens aims to continue evolving Prototype81 to inspire and empower people from all walks of life.

PROTOTYPE /ˈprōdəˌtīp/
the original or model on which something is based or formed

OUR DNA Desire, Dedication & Discipline
We create stylish, adaptable, performance-driven activewear that help you feel your best, so you can be your best.
Designed for active living
Activewear isn’t just for the gym. An active lifestyle can go from working out, to working from home, to going out with friends. Whatever life brings, your clothing should empower you to move forward with comfort and confidence.
Made in LA
We design & operate out of the Historic Fashion District of Downtown Los Angeles, where we often collaborate with local designers and manufacturers and continue to seek opportunities to support the local community.