Leilani Chandler is turning the active wear industry upside down. Founder of Sunshine Coast clothing company Exoticathletica, her brand specialises in active, swim and street wear for every type of woman. Fed up with trying to find active wear that suited her figure, Leilani set about creating her own range of active wear for women of all shapes and sizes.
“I created Exoticathletica.com to provide all women with the opportunity to get out and enjoy their body and their life with active wear that looks great and feels great,” said Chandler. “Active wear isn’t just for size eights, it should be available for all women, regardless of their size or shape.”
Today, Exoticathletica is a fast-growing business that sells products throughout Australia and across the world to women seeking innovative active wear that celebrates their body, not makes them feel unworthy. The brand has become gained such a following that Leilani and her team launch new fashion ranges every few months.
While the fabrics are imported, the design and manufacturing all takes place on Australian soil in Leilani’s Noosa headquarters. “I want women to know that it doesn’t matter what size or shape they are, they should be enjoying their body and getting out and being active – whether going for a walk, doing some yoga, or going to the gym,” she said. “Size large is our most popular size.”
“Our brand is about empowerment. Our message is simple, we want to encourage every woman to feel more empowered in herself inside and outside,” said Leilani.
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