From workouts to brunch dates, wanderlusting and beyond, our mission is to design versatile clothing for an active lifestyle, taking the modern woman through her busy day, while feeling happy, healthy, and beautiful in her own skin.
Inspired by the modern woman, the line consists of clean, versatile silhouettes, that are designed to sport inside and outside the studio, allowing for a seamless transition from yoga to brunch, and beyond.
We utilize various fabrications ranging from exceptionally soft and breathable jersey knits to medium compression high elastic knits with quick drying properties. Our active fabrics have performance qualities such as Maxi-Dri moisture management technology for quick drying - keeping skin dry to increase endurance in active environments, and MicroBlok technology - an anti-microbial treatment that prevents odor and growth of bacteria, fungi and mold, for a healthier and hygienic active lifestyle.
All of our printed designs are digitally printed on the base fabric. Did you know that digital printing is much safer for the environment and workers? Traditional rotary screen printing often uses hazardous inks and dyes and some screen printing methods use mass amounts of water in the dying process of the fabric, resulting in polluted waste water that can contaminate the ground. The equipment used for digital printing eliminates wastage, and reduces the use of water, for a truly green printing process. Digital printing also allows for small production runs, which reduces fabric overages after production, in turn also reducing wastage. Now you know.
Ethically made in New York City
Based in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn we work very closely with pattern makers and factories in New York City, to ensure that our quality standards are met. Each style is carefully developed, sometimes we go through five patterns to make sure the fit is just right. Before we produce a style, we always wear test it. We wear test our activewear pieces through our most grueling sweat sessions, to make sure they make the cut!
Our Founder, Alexis Mera Damen
Alexis Mera Damen is the founder and creative director of the high quality, active lifestyle brand, Alexis Mera. She is a graduate from the industry respected Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Alexis has worked on the Merchandising and Product Development teams of several reputable brands including, DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger and Lucky Brand. In 2015 Alexis founded Alexis Mera. Known for her signature printed jogger pants, which women quickly started wearing to yoga, the line has rapidly evolved into an active lifestyle brand.
Alexis comes from a background in textiles. Her great grandfather and then grandfather owned textile shops in the Netherlands. Her grandfather traveled to Italy and other European countries to bring back the latest textiles to the shop. Her keen eye for quality and detail is present in her designs.
Growing up and presently, Alexis lives a very active lifestyle. From a young age, Saturday’s and Sunday’s were spent ice skating with her father in Bear Mountain, NY. In her early years, Alexis could be found at gymnastics, karate or playing tennis. She was the captain of the field hockey team in high school, and is proud to say she is currently a group fitness class junkie, loves to hit a tennis ball with her father and is still an avid bike rider.
Inspired by the women around her, travel, and fashion combined with function, Alexis designs Alexis Mera for the modern woman to transition seamlessly through out her day – to feel happy, healthy, and beautiful in her own skin.