Introducing a world of wellness for women.
It all started with one badass Black Female Athlete, a seemingly innocent clothing item, and countless frustrated trips to the OB's office...
Two years ago, Mitch Gilbert got hit with the proverbial "straw that broke the camel's back." As an elite athlete, Mitch was constantly dealing with feminine health hurdles and in the dark as to why. During yet another trip to the OB's office, she learned that leggings, the things she wore CONSTANTLY as an athlete, make women 2x more likely to develop health issues. She was mad--like big mad. We're talking "I'm fixing this" level mad.
After some internet and academic digging, it was clear how many millions of women were secretly dealing with sweat and moisture related health issues, either out of shame or because there were no solutions. From her own experiences as a woman, athlete, a former Nike employee, and an inclusive product designer, she knew that leggings were not designed with women’s comfort, health, and lifestyle needs in mind. And BOOM, the concept for OYA was born.
Made in USA
OYA products are crafted here in the USA. Our US-based supply chain means that OYA pays sustainable wages and we have more transparency into the manufacturing process. We also cut out carbon emissions from overseas transportation.
Carbon Neutral Shipping
All product shipments sent through our website to a United States address will be carbon neutral.
When your OYA leggings have reached their end of life, you can send them back to OYA for a 20% discount off your next pair. We can then get to work on upcycling your leggings to donate them to a local women's shelter.
OYA's products are made using sustainable fabric with dyes that do not contaminate water resources.
Supports Better Feminine Health
Better feminine health means fewer OB/GYN visits and fewer one-time-use medical remedies.
Our last few prototypes have focused on mesh durability, insert absorption, product longevity, and antimicrobial properties. Our antimicrobial properties are slated to last over 40 washes.