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Female-founded brand Aphy stands out due to its expertly diverse offerings. The brand prioritises an eco-concious design process from fabric composition through to packaging. While Aphy started off with just activewear, it has since expanded into the realm of ready-to-wear as well as community-building with its Aphy Studios initiative. Here, customers can enjoy an intimate shopping setting complete with coffee and tea, cultivating a sense of friendship and support.
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Though Kydra was initially a school project for a business competition, co-founders Jimmy Poh, Wong DingYao and Matthew Chen saw the potential in their designs when they sold out their inventory in 2015. This prompted the official birth of the brand in 2017.
Their emphasis on crafting activewear suited for Singapore’s climate and prioritising comfort is what garnered widespread attention. Beyond this, the implementation of comfort, style, and performance elements into their designs has resulted in the production of popular products like the Trinity fitted T-shirt and Kyro pocket leggings.
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Anya Active’s founder, Melinda Sutikno, has always been a strong believer in fostering healthy body image. The brand was launched in 2020 and embodies the core belief of practising grace towards oneself while continually striving for improvement.
This extends to other areas of the business, exemplified by Anya Active’s notable decision not to airbrush photos. With sizes ranging from XS to 3XL, the brand is also committed to providing options for women of various body types. To date, some of their bestsellers include the V leggings and the Wispy bra.
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GLOWco, a pioneering force in modest activewear since 2018, redefines athleisure with inclusivity and elegance. Dedicated to empowering the modern Muslim woman, their collections merge fashion-forward designs with modesty.
The brand’s commitment to size inclusivity is reflected in its vibrant range of affordable pieces, catering to sizes S to 3XL. Their lightweight Essential Glow hijab remains their all-time best seller for its innovative design and comfortable make.
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Founded by Ika Staatsmann in 2019, Ika Dancewear caters specifically to the dance community. Known best for their lightweight leggings that provide secure support through various levels of movement, their versatile collections empower women to express their unique style. Crafted with precision and high-quality materials, Ika Dancewear ensures you shine, whether at the gym or on the dancefloor.
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When co-founders Olivia Yiong and Tiffany Chng first began Cheak in 2020, they decided that the brand would pride itself on elevated materials designed for movement. With a focus on sweat-wicking, breathable, and luxuriously soft fabrics, Cheak ensures your activewear experience is as comfortable as it is stylish.
From the Off Duty unitard to the Flare leggings, the brand offers an assortment of designs spanning various specialised activities, from pilates to spinning. With a size range that spans from XXS to XXL, it also offers an open direct message policy for those looking for help with personalised sizing.
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Founded by two formerly plus-sized sisters, Cheryl and Sandra, Noola Activewear aims to empower women through their activewear.
Recognising the struggle of finding affordable, quality clothing for curvier body types, Noola Activewear emerged to challenge the status quo by breaking the barriers of limited choices and higher costs. Noola Activewear also acts as a movement, striving to make individuals happier and more confident in their skin.
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As the reigning It-girl brand in the local activewear scene, Urbanized Co challenges the misconception that quality activewear must come with a hefty price tag. Designed by women for women, the label offers stylish and affordable pieces that seamlessly transition from the gym to everyday life, such as their bestselling Revitalise scoop neck bra.
Beyond fashion, the brand fosters a sense of community, urging women to support and uplift each other in the journey of self-acceptance and self-improvement.
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Flow Funkie Studios
One of the only local sustainable activewear labels in Singapore, Flow Funkie Studios was launched in 2021, introducing bold and versatile pieces in vibrant, playful colours to challenge people to confidently dare to be themselves. Their ‘Opposites-Attract’ bra has grown to be a crowd favourite with its iconic stitching using bold contrasting colours in various vibrant colourways.
Recognising their environmental impact, Flow Funkie Studios is committed to reducing their footprint and advancing sustainability at every step. Dive into a world of vibrant self-expression while contributing to a more sustainable future, one colourful and eco-friendly activewear piece at a time.
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