Behind the Brand: HPE

HPE (Human Performance Engineering) is a menswear brand on a mission: to encourage movement, health and wellness with innovative performance pieces. We're excited to add this leading activewear brand to The Sports Edit, and to introduce you to HPE we asked the founder & Managing Director, Nicholas Harris, to tell us more about who they are!

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I was born in Cardigan, West Wales.

Q What’s your favourite way to sweat?

When I’m in London I love to go to Kobox and Barry’s Bootcamp. Both are awesome. When I am in LA I love to go hiking at Runyon Canyon. Such amazing views over the city and a perfect moment to reflect on personal / business goals.

Q Best way to recover after a workout?

I am obsessed with the Blueberry bliss protein smoothie from the Earth Café at Equinox.

Q What does HPE stand for and why does it exist?

HPE stands for Human Performance Engineering. In an activewear market long dominated by a few powerhouse brands we are building affordable luxury with performance and innovation for everyone. We want to encourage movement, health and wellness. We want to be the activewear brand of a new generation.

Q If HPE were a person, what would their typical weekend plans include?

Dinner and drinks with friends at Soho House West Hollywood on Friday evening. An early spin class followed by a hike at Runyon Canyon, shopping and an evening at a music concert on Saturday. Chilling with friends and family on Sunday.

Q What’s something HPE offers that other brands don’t?

Our FRESHFIT® fabric is unique and amazing. FRESHFIT® is the ultimate combination of performance, fashion and function with silver technology and intelligent fibres that adapt and respond to any environment or activity to help maintain the body in its optimal performance and recovery window. We have 5 fabrics in the FRESHFIT® family and -- like children -- they all have very difference personalities.

Q What’s something you’re excited about in the next year with regards to HPE?

We are so excited to be launching our first HPE store this year.

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