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Smart fabrics define Oi Active’s distinctive range

The Oi Active range of activewear embodies the brand’s bold and joyful DNA.

Garments are created in association with the best textile industries in Brazil, which develop and produce specialised technological fabrics that deliver a unique fit and empower athletes by enhancing performance.

A range of fabrics are used, including Supplex®, Leggero®, coolmax®, Emana®, and Amni® (Santa Constancia, Rhodia). These ‘intelligent fabrics’ offer UV 50 protection, antimicrobial agents, easy care, quick drying, odour control and biodegradable fibres, among many other beneficial attributes

Super Supplex

Supplex® is a fabric produced by INVISTA that combines lycra fibre and nylon. It offers the feel of cotton, remaining soft and smooth to the touch, with nylon’s high strength and durability.

This advanced fibre technology is lightweight and 26-36% softer than standard nylon. Supplex® is also flexible, able to stretch to 5 times its original size without losing shape or colour. This makes it an ideal fabirc for use in activewear for yoga, ballet and gymnastics.

Supplex® fabrics are also anti-abrasive, breathable, waterproof, are quick-drying, and offer strong compression and anti-tear properties.

Heavenly Emana

Emana® fibre is a smart yarn with science and technology baked into its DNA. The innovative formula ensures extreme comfort, enhanced well-being, pronounced cosmetic effects, and the enhancement of sporting performance.

Emana® combines Rhodia’s polyamide 6.6-based smart yarn with embedded bioactive minerals. These properties enable Emana® fabrics to interact with the body, using its natural body heat to promote various benefits. The bioactive minerals in the Emana® yarn converts body heat into far infrared rays (FIR) and emits them back to the body, stimulating blood micro-circulation. This effect also promotes a smoother and younger-looking skin appearance, reduces the appearance of cellulite and helps to improve sports performance.

The highest quality is then guaranteed by Oi Active’s high manufacturing standards to produce activewear for athletes who demand optimal performance. Oi Active also offers an exclusive line with distinct designs, as no more than 20 items are created with the same print.

To learn more about this innovative brand or to purchase products, find Oi Active Living – Monica de Almeida Active Wear on Facebook, or visit www.mdea.co.za.

Author: Pedro van Gaalen

When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

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